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  • Each year, thousands of civil engineering professionals participate in ASCE’s activities by volunteering their technical and professional expertise in support of the Society’s vision and mission to advance the practice of civil engineering.

  • Serve on a Committee

    Service on an ASCE committee is just one of the many ways in which you can give back to the profession. Selected applicants are subject to approval by the Board of Direction in July. Constituent Committee members are approved by the respective Society Committee by August. Committee assignments are effective at the conclusion of the Society's Annual Business Meeting, typically held in October.

    • Membership on Board and Constituent Committees is limited to ASCE members in good standing, unless an exception is granted. 
    • Composition of committees is designed to ensure a diverse membership.
    • Terms begin and end at the conclusion of the Society's Annual Business Meeting.
    • A term is typically three (3) years and may be renewed up to a maximum of six (6) years.
    • Reimbursement is available to members in good standing, according to the Society's travel policy.
    • The President-elect recommends for Board of Direction approval the nominees for Board and Society Committees.
    • Society Committees are responsible for approving their constituent committee rosters by August.

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    Applications will be accepted from January 15 to March 15. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Dinwiddie at wdinwiddie@asce.org.

    • Aerospace Division
      Charge: The Aerospace Division incubates advanced and emerging technologies and promotes their transfer to civil engineering applications.
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    • Cold Regions Division
      Charge: The Cold Regions Division identifies, assesses, and reports effects of cold region environment upon engineering design, construction and operations and to make recommendations for advancement of scientific knowledge and practice in engineering solution of cold region problems.
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    • Committee for America's Infrastructure
      Charge: The Committee for America’s Infrastructure shall coordinate all activities related to the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
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    • Committee on Accreditation
      Charge: The Committee on Accreditation shall administer all activities involving ASCE’s participation in ABET accreditation, specifically including strategic accreditation priorities, policies, and programs.
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    • Committee on Adaptation to Changing Climate
      Charge: The Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate identifies and communicates the technical requirements and civil engineering challenges for adaptation to climate change.
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    • Committee on Anticorruption and Ethical Practice
      Charge: The Committee on Anticorruption and Ethical Practice shall develop and promote resources to educate members on the ethical practice of engineering and equip members with knowledge and tools to combat corruption in the global community.
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    • Committee on Developing Leaders
      Charge: The Committee on Developing Leaders shall provide, promote, and assure engagement in leadership opportunities for civil engineers.
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    • Committee on Education
      Charge: The Committee on Education shall focus on matters that affect the undergraduate and graduate education of civil engineers.
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    • Committee on Faculty Development
      Charge: The Committee on Faculty Development shall create and implement programs to foster the development and advancement of faculty as effective educators.
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    • Committee on Licensure
      Charge: The Committee on Licensure shall promote the licensure of civil engineers, collaborate with others involved in professional licensure, and monitor, support, and encourage licensure activities.
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    • Committee on Pre-College Outreach
      Charge: The Committee on Pre-College Outreach shall develop, implement, and support quality programs and resources, based on research, to increase awareness, understanding and interest in civil engineering among students in grades pre-K through 12 with the goal of developing a large diverse population of future engineers and a more knowledgeable public.
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    • Committee on Preparing the Future Civil Engineer
      Charge: The Committee on Preparing the Future Civil Engineer shall advance the Society’s educational qualifications and professional standards for the practice of civil engineering.
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    • Committee on Professional Advancement
      Charge: The Committee on Professional Advancement shall develop and provide resources to advance the civil engineering professional.
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    • Committee on Professional Career Growth
      Charge: The Committee on Professional Career Growth shall provide resources and tools for career planning and advancement.
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    • Committee on Professional Conduct
      Charge: The Committee on Professional Conduct shall investigate charges of misconduct against members of the Society as provided in the governing documents and shall provide support and guidance on Society policies and programs to advance the ethical practice of engineering.
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    • Committee on Student Conferences and Competitions
      Charge: The Committee on Student Conferences and Competitions shall support a sustainable portfolio of multi-discipline student competitions and professional development opportunities and oversee the student member experience at ASCE student conferences to provide exceptional value and strong impetus for students to continue their journey with ASCE.
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    • Committee on Student Members
      Charge: The Committee on Student Members shall provide for the development and engagement of students through activities and programs that enhance the formal education process and the transition of Student Members into the profession as ASCE members.
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    • Committee on Sustainability
      Charge: The Committee on Sustainability shall direct, oversee, and coordinate ASCE's actions in making sustainability, including resilience and the impacts of climate change, the foundation of the built environment globally.
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    • Committee on Technical Advancement
      Charge: The Committee on Technical Advancement shall collaborate with the Technical Region, the Institutes and the Academies on the technical activities of the Society.
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    • Committee on Younger Members
      Charge: The Committee on Younger Members shall focus on matters of the professional development of civil engineers 35 years of age and younger, and facilitate their engagement with, and participation in, the society. [Applicants must be 35 years old or younger at the time of appointment.]
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    • Computing Division
      Charge: The Computing Division incubates advanced and emerging technologies and promotes their transfer to civil engineering applications.
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    • Department Heads Coordinating Council
      Charge: The Department Heads Coordinating Council shall assist and advise the Committee on Education on the initiation, development, and execution of policies, programs, and procedures designed to enhance civil engineering education and research; foster communication on educational and research matters among all civil engineering department heads, faculty, students, and practitioners; and represent the Society to peer engineering societies’ department heads groups both nationally and internationally.
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    • Energy Division
      Charge: The Energy Division provides leadership on technical, professional and policy issues that bear on energy in all its forms.
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    • Energy, Environment and Water Policy Committee
      Charge: The Energy, Environment and Water Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the areas of energy, environment and water.
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    • Engineering Practice Policy Committee
      Charge: The Engineering Practice Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the area of engineering practice.
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    • Forensic Engineering Division
      Charge: The Forensics Engineering Division develops practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, disseminates information on failures and their causes, provides guidelines for conducting failure investigations, and provides guidelines for ethical conduct in forensic engineering.
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    • Governing Documents Committee
      Charge: The Governing Documents Committee shall provide oversight for proposed amendments to the Society’s governing documents and provide counsel to the Board of Direction on issues related to the governing documents; and, as directed, review amendments to the governing documents of Organizational Entities.
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    • Government Engineers Council
      Charge: The Government Engineers Council (GEC) engages public agency civil engineers in ASCE initiatives and equips them to be ready for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. The GEC facilitates the collaboration of government engineers to enhance the operation of their agencies and improve the services they render to the public. The GEC seeks to refine the role of an engineer in public service and recognize the critical role the government engineer plays in society at home and across the world.
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    • History and Heritage Committee
      Charge: The History and Heritage Committee shall promote the civil engineering profession’s history and heritage.
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    • Infrastructure and Research Policy Committee
      Charge: The Infrastructure and Research Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the areas of infrastructure and research.
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    • Infrastructure Resilience Division
      Charge: The Infrastructure Resilience Division serves the civil engineering profession in advancing civil infrastructure and lifeline systems for local, regional, and national resilience against all hazards.
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    • Leader Training Committee
      Charge: The Leader Training Committee shall be responsible for the coordination and delivery of leader training to Society leaders.
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    • Member Communities Committee
      Charge: The Member Communities Committee shall be responsible for member support, engagement, and communication. The Member Communities Committee shall provide support and oversight to the Society’s Geographic Units.
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    • Members of Society Advancing an Inclusive Culture
      The Members of Society Advancing an Inclusive Culture shall act as a representative, informed, and responsible decision-maker advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion interests of the civil engineering community; monitor the development and coordination of products and resources within the civil engineering community that promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; and represent the interest of ASCE to the wider STEM and professional engineering communities.
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    • Membership Application Review Committee
      Charge: The Committee processes applications for the ASCE Fellow grade as well as applications for admission or advancement where qualifications do not exactly meet the defined criteria for a particular grade of Society membership. [No travel reimbursements are available for service on this Committee.]
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    • Public Agency Peer Review Committee
      Charge: The Public Agency Peer Review Committee shall provide the leadership for and the organization and management of the peer review for public agencies program. The Public Agency Peer Review Committee shall also establish criteria for selecting and training reviewers and conducting reviews.
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    • Program and Finance Committee
      Charge: The Program and Finance Committee shall oversee the Society’s financial resource planning including budget development and investment management.
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    • Public Policy Committee
      Charge: The Public Policy Committee shall coordinate public policy and government relations activities affecting the civil engineering profession and work with allied organizations on matters of mutual interest.
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    • Society Awards Committee
      Charge: The Society Awards Committee shall annually consider and recommend to the Board of Direction nominations for Distinguished Membership in the Society in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws; recommend to the Executive Committee the recipient of the Norman, Croes, Wellington, and ASCE State of the Art of Civil Engineering prizes; recommend to the Executive Committee nominations for the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Leadership awards; oversee Society Award, Scholarship and Fellowship endowments and the establishment of new Society Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships; and consider nominations for and award Society Scholarships and Society Fellowships.
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    • State Government Relations and Grassroots Committee
      Charge: The State Government Relations and Grassroots Committee shall assist ASCE’s local units and individual members with programs to effectively participate in legislative activities that are of significance to the civil engineering profession.
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    • Transportation Policy Committee
      Charge: The Transportation Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the area of transportation.
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