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Brigette Soderlind
Oct 10, 2015

October Student Organization of the Month - ACSE

Oct 10, 2015 by Brigette Soderlind

The October 2015 Student Organization of the Month Award goes to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

ASCE holds annual regional and national student conferences in which schools are allowed to compete in various engineering categories such as; Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Surveying, Transportation Design, and more. The teams of students from USA’s ASCE chapter worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the proper design, construction, and specifications of their products were met. Last year, the ASCE chapter had the privilege to represent South by taking 39 students to Chattanooga, Tennessee to participate in the South Eastern ASCE Student Conference. USA’s Steel Bridge team was one of five teams to have a steel bridge qualify for testing and won 8th place overall at the conference. 

ASCE also actively seeks to make an impact in the community by volunteering with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts of America, Gulf Coast Exploreum, and at Wilmer Hall by tutoring the children in math and science. ASCE has set a goal for themselves to accumulate 300 volunteer hours by the end of the year, of which they have currently completed 266. In addition to their community service, this year ASCE has hosted a profitable fishing tournament open to the public and a successful invitational golf tournament where they were able to network with engineering professionals. Due to these accomplishments in academia as well as in service and leadership, ASCE was recognized in the Spring of 2015 for being in the top 5% of ASCE student chapters worldwide. 

The students of ASCE strive to instill adaptability, leadership, community, and scholarship in their organization and understand that all students have something to offer. ASCE currently has members from nursing majors, various engineering disciplines, business majors, and art majors that regularly attending meetings. The Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the University of South Alabama is dedicated to the betterment of our community and campus through active representation, networking, and bringing to light what our school has to offer on a national level. 

If you have any questions about the organization or are interested in becoming a member, contact 


Eric Steward

Thank you for this award. The students are working hard to achieve their goals for the year, and they have a lot of them. They are becoming great leaders. Awesome job!

Kelly A Jackson

Congratulations, ASCE! What a great group of men and women!