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Eligibility for National Competitions

  • The following qualifications are required of all ASCE Student Organizations in order to participate in an ASCE-sponsored National Competition.

    An ASCE Student Organization must:

    1.    Be in good standing with ASCE:

    a.    Have submitted their Annual Report and paid their annual dues, as received by ASCE, prior to the start of the Student Conference; and

    b.    FOR CONCRETE CANOE ONLY – Have submitted their student chapter full Annual Report in time to be graded (reports submitted on or before February 1, 2018 meet this qualification), and have scored within the top two-thirds (2/3) of all student chapters.  Student Chapters that submit an EZ annual reporting form do not qualify; and

    b.    Act appropriately. As representatives of ASCE and the civil engineering profession, all competition and conference participants are expected to and must act professionally and courteously. The use of alcohol, marijuana, or other controlled substance is strictly prohibited.

    Note: Invitations to Conference and National Competitions are a privilege, not a right. Failure to act appropriately can result in letters of reprimand, mandatory behavior management plans, and loss of invitations to further competition for individual institutions and/or entire conferences.

    2.   Attend and participate in their assigned Student Conference as shown through their school's:

    a.  Good faith participation in the Student Conference Business Meeting (at least one (1) student representative present at the start of the Business Meeting);

    b.  Good faith participation in the Student Conference Paper Competition, including submission and presentation by at least one (1) member of the ASCE Student Chapter, not necessarily a member of the concrete canoe team; Note that the concrete canoe design paper/oral presentation does not count as an entry into the Student Conference Paper Competition; and

    c.  Meeting any additional requirements of Student Conference participation set by the Student Conference at the previous year’s business meeting or in their written and approved by-laws, standing rules, or constitution.

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