Orange County Branch Newsletter
Student Chapter - ASCE CSULB
Contributed by: Angela Ragusa, Editor, CSULB Newsletter
The Pacific Southwest Conference 2014 was hosted at San Diego State University the first weekend of April. ASCE CSULB brought over 80 attendees to compete in all events including the concrete canoe, steel bridge, surveying, environmental, geotech, and all of the sporting events. ASCE was able to cheer on their teammates, network at a job fair, and attend the banquet.
The surveying team took home 1st place for the first time in CSULB history. The concrete canoe, Yellow Submarine, placed 3rd in Final Product. The Kan-Jam team placed 2nd. Each team tried their best and showed how much work they have put into their projects throughout the year.
LA YMF Student Night
On Friday, March 7th, CSULB joined other students from Cal Baptist, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUF, CSULA, CSUN, LMU, UCI, UCLA, and USC for LA YMF’s 15th Annual Student Night and Job Fair in Downtown Los Angeles.
After the job fair, students sat down with professionals for dinner as scholarships and other awards were handed out. ASCE CSULB received an honorable mention for the Outstanding Student Chapter.
The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Long Beach hosted a mixer of past graduates and graduating seniors of CSULB on Wednesday, April 9th. The event brought together previous ASCE members, past ASCE presidents, and current ASCE students of the Long Beach chapter. The students were able to socialize and network with the alumni of CSULB and learn a few things as they are entering the Civil Engineering industry and graduating college.
The students of ASCE CSULB traveled to the border of Nevada and Arizona to see one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam has also been deemed a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and the Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium by ASCE. Over 25 students attended the Dam Tour where they were able to explore through the tunnels of the Dam into the interior where they were able to witness the power plant in action. Students marveled at the immense size of the Dam as well as the new bypass bridge that provides a great view of the Dam. On the tour, students also learned about the purpose of the Hoover Dam and what went into the construction of the Dam in the 1930s.