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ASCE Student Conferences

  • ASCE hosts 19 Student Conferences every spring, each including activities such as:

    • Business meetings
    • Professional/technical presentations
    • Competitions
    • Social activities
    • Awards banquets

    2021 ASCE Student Conferences

    ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition

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    2021 Request for Proposals (Rules and Regulations)

    The goal of this competition is to provide civil engineering students an opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience and leadership skills by working with concrete mix designs and project management.

    ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition

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    2021 Sustainable Solutions Competition Rules (.pdf)

    This competition challenges students to develop a stronger understanding of sustainability and learn to incorporate sustainable solutions into everyday problems that engineers incur. Students are encouraged to be creative in their solutions and use all resources available.  This year’s theme is a parks and recreation challenge.

    ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

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    2021 ASCE UESI Surveying Competition Rules (.pdf)

    Consists of four separate tasks, each involving three team members to demonstrate the ability to apply the techniques of land surveying.

    ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest - Pilot

    2021 Blue Sky Innovation Contest Logo
    2021 ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest Rules (.pdf)

    Using the ASCE Future World Vision as the contest’s technical base, students are unconstrained in their development of innovations for the built environment. Take this challenge and learn how to develop an innovation from a great idea into a product that delivers a solution for now as far into the future as 2070.

    This contest will be piloted at the following five student conferences: Carolinas, North Central, Rocky Mountain, Southeast, and Texas-Mexico Student Conferences.

    ASCE Construction Institute Student Conference Competition - Pilot

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    2021 ASCE Construction Institute Student Conference Competition Rules - Revision 1 (.pdf)

    Note: Revision 1 was released on January 14, 2021. View the Addendum (.pdf) to see the modifications made.

    This competition provides a construction engineering experience for civil engineering students through a challenge project. Team tasks include developing a schedule, estimate, and risk management documents.

    This competition will be piloted at three student conferences, including the Great Lakes Student Conference, Metropolitan Student Conference, and the Ohio Valley Student Conference. The remaining student conference location to be announced soon!

    Timber-Strong Design BuildSM Competition - Pilot

    2021 ASCE Student Conferences - Timber-Strong Design Build Competition Rules (.pdf)

    The competition, sponsored by the American Wood Council (AWC), APA – The Engineered Wood Association (APA), and Simpson Strong-Tie, and in partnership with ASCE, involves the sustainable design and virtual building of a timber structure.

    This competition will be piloted at four student conferences: Mid-Continent, New England, Pacific Northwest, and Pacific Southwest.

  • Conference Host Information

    Carolinas Conference

    • Host: University of South Carolina
    • Dates: March 25–27, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest (Pilot), ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

    Deep South Conference

    • Host: Louisiana State University
    • Dates: April 15–17, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

    Great Lakes Conference

    • Host: Purdue University-West Lafayette
    • Dates: April 8–10, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition, ASCE Construction Institute Student Conference Competition (Pilot)

      India Conference

    • Host: Vellore Institute of Technology
    • Dates: March 19–21, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: TBD

    Metropolitan Conference

    • Host: NYU Tandon
    • Dates: April 17–18, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe

    Mid-Atlantic Conference

    • Host: Drexel University
    • Dates: April 3-4, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe

    Mid-Continent Conference

    • Host: Kansas State University
    • Dates: April 16–17, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: TBD

    Mid-Pacific Conference

    • Host: California State University, Fresno
    • Dates: April 15–17, 2021
    • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition

      Midwest Conference

      • Host: Dordt University
      • Dates: April 16–17, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe

      New England Conference

      • Host: University of Rhode Island
      • Dates: April 16–18, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, Timber-Strong Design Build Competition

      North Central Conference

      • Host: Ohio Northern University
      • Dates: April 24, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest (Pilot)

      Ohio Valley Conference

      • Host: University of Pittsburgh
      • Dates: April 8–9, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition, ASCE Construction Institute Student Conference Competition (Pilot)

      Pacific Northwest Conference

      • Host: University of Washington
      • Dates: April 15–17, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition, Timber-Strong Design Build Competition

      Pacific Southwest Conference

      • Host: University of California, Los Angeles
      • Dates: March 25–27, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition, Timber-Strong Design Build Competition

      Rocky Mountain Conference

      • Host: Brigham Young University
      • Dates: April 8–10, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest (Pilot), ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

      Southeast Conference

      • Host: Vanderbilt University
      • Co-host: Lipscomb University
      • Dates: March 25–27, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest (Pilot), ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

      Texas-Mexico Conference

      • Host: University of Texas , Austin
      • Dates: April 15–17, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Blue Sky Innovation Contest (Pilot), ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

      Upstate New York Conference

      • Host: Clarkson University
      • Dates: April 16–17, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe

      Virginias Conference

      • Host: Fairmont State University
      • Dates: April 8–10, 2021
      • Society-wide Competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

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