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.
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 September. Committee assignments are effective at the conclusion of the Society's Annual Business Meeting, typically held in October.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
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The Committee's purpose is to improve the quality of life for people everywhere by enhancing civil engineering and the role of civil engineers in global leadership, engagement, and service. The Committee is looking at the future of the profession and implementing a multi-year strategic plan to advance the profession through leadership education and involvement, licensure advocacy, and attracting and retaining civil engineers. The Committee's typical year involves reviewing ASCE policy statements, collaborating on leadership awards of the Society, monitoring the civil engineering team, monitoring public awareness of the profession, and assisting its constituent committees in delivering value to the ASCE membership and profession.
Preference will be given to applicants who meet some of the following requirements:
The Committee develops structures and strategies to equip ASCE leadership with the ability to manage, be accountable, and engender diverse and inclusive work environments in addition to advancing the value of diversity and inclusion within civil engineering through increased understanding of its impact on the profession.
The Committee on Ethical Practice upholds and enhances the honor, integrity, and dignity of the civil engineering profession through extensive review and development of policies, procedures, and programs that promote personal ethical conduct and professional ethic practices within the global civil engineering and construction industries.
The Committee on Leadership and Management promotes the development of, increases the expertise of, and recognizes civil engineers as leaders and managers. They accomplish this through educational programs such as the "Supercharge Your Career Modules" which offers guidance, training, and practical leadership and management concepts for civil engineers with less than 10 years of experience; and peer-reviewed papers, case studies, technical notes, and discussions of interest through the Journal of Management in Engineering. The Committee collaborates with other constituent committees of the Committee on Advancing the Profession and is currently developing a leadership workshop for mid-level managers.
The Committee promotes the licensure of civil engineers, reviews and develops policy statements, monitors and advises on issues related to professional licensing requirements, serves as a source of information and expertise on professional licensing as it relates to ASCE initiatives on engineering education, practice requirements, career advancement, and more. The Committee engages its members and corresponding members in subcommittees on policy and communication, and oversees ASCE liaisons to NCEES and its committees.
The Committee develops and implements programs and resources to increase interest in and understanding of civil engineering among pre-college aged students, their parents, and educators.
The Committee advances the integration of civil engineering technologists (CETs) into the civil engineering profession through reviewing and developing policy statements, defining a CET body of knowledge, promoting understanding of the role of a CET on the engineering team, and serving as a source of expertise to ASCE on CET issues and topics
The Committee promotes awareness of civil engineering history, largely through the civil engineering landmark program.
The Committee oversees ASCE's public agency peer review program, including program practices and procedures, reviewer recruitment and training, and program marketing. The Committee provides the government engineer perspective through collaboration with other groups within ASCE as needed.
Applicants should be qualified to serve as a peer reviewer, including:
The Committee is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future in which human society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely, without degrading the quantity, quality or the availability of natural, economic and social resources.
Applicants should meet some of the following requirements:
The Committee works to ensure all civil engineers entering professional practice attain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes as defined in ASCE's Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (CEBOK). Because the CEBOK exceeds today's educational standards, this effort seeks to increase the future educational requirements for civil engineers to ensure protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.
The Committee oversees activities to support undergraduate and graduate education of civil engineers, including: designing and maintaining faculty development programs such as ExCEEd Teaching Workshops; with our partner ABET, accreditation of civil, architectural, and construction engineering programs and related technology programs; and developing resources for civil engineering and civil engineering technology department heads and chairs.
The Committee oversees activities related to accreditation of civil, architectural, and construction engineering programs and related technology programs. This includes participating in ABET governance; monitoring and influencing ABET accreditation policies, procedures, and criteria; recruiting, assigning, and reviewing the work of volunteer program evaluators (PEVs)
The Committee identifies, develops, and promotes programs for the development of civil engineering and technology faculty in architectural, civil and construction disciplines as effective teachers and mentors; advises ASCE and develops policies relating to faculty of the future. The Committee solicits, evaluates, and selects participant applications to attend the ExCEEd workshop, one of its major programs.
The Department Heads Coordinating Council assists and advises 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 represents the Society to peer engineering societies' department heads groups both nationally and internationally.
The Committee has oversight of the programs of seven technical divisions (Aerospace, Cold Regions Engineering, Computing in Civil Engineering, Energy, Forensics Engineering, Infrastructure Resilience and Wind Engineering) and one constituent committee (Codes and Standards). The Committee works with the Institutes, the technical region and academies to provide high quality technical programs for ASCE's members and the civil engineering profession through conferences, short courses, webinars and other continuing professional development opportunities.
The Committee investigates charges of misconduct against members of the Society and recommends action where appropriate.
The Committee prepares and reviews amendments to the Society's Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Policy and Procedure as directed by the Executive Committee or Board of Direction and reviews proposed amendments to Section, Branch and Institute documents for approval by the appropriate entity.
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.
The Committee recommends individuals to the Board of Direction for Distinguished Membership; recommends award recipients for approval, including Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Awards; oversees Society Award endowments and selection of recipients for annual Society Scholarships and Fellowships.
The Committee oversees the Society's financial resource planning, including budget development and investment management.
The Committee is responsible for member support, engagement, communication, support and oversight to the Society's Geographic Units. Committee members are requested to participate in subcommittees and task committees to accomplish the Committee's work.
The Committee oversees the smooth function of ASCE's Student Chapters and Conferences, and the development of its leaders. Specific activities include evaluation of Annual Reports, determination of several student awards, travel to Student Conferences and Workshops for Student Chapter Leaders, representation at the National Concrete Canoe Competition and National Student Steel Bridge Competition, conducting Webinars in support of conference hosts, judges, and student advisors.
The Committee oversees the smooth function of ASCE's Younger Member Groups and Councils, and the engagement of these groups in the Society through personal and professional development activities sponsored by the Committee. Specific activities include review of Younger Member Group annual reports, guidance in planning and travel to the Younger Member Council tracks at three Multi-Region Leadership Conferences, selection of Younger Member awards, programming for ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium and Younger Member Legislative Fly-in programs, and activities and programming that promote the visibility and voice of younger members in the Society.
The Committee is responsible for the delivery of leader training to the Section and Branch, Region, and Society leaders. Delivery mechanisms include but are not limited to leadership conferences, best practices, webinars, teleconference forums, newsletter, and websites.
The Public Policy Committee coordinates public policy and government relations activities affecting the civil engineering profession and work with allied organizations on matters of mutual interest. Constituent Committees.
The Committee for America's Infrastructure coordinates all activities related to the Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
The Energy, Environment and Water Policy Committee develops and maintains ASCE policies related to the areas of energy, environment and water.
The Engineering Practice Policy Committee develops and maintains ASCE policies related to the area of engineering practice.
The Infrastructure and Research Policy Committee develops and maintains ASCE policies related to the areas of infrastructure and research.
The State Government Relations and Grassroots Committee assists ASCE's local units and individual members with programs to effectively participate in legislative activities that are of significance to the civil engineering profession.
The Transportation Policy Committee develops and maintains ASCE policies related to the area of transportation.
Program and Finance Committee
Committee on Professional ConductGoverning Documents CommitteeMembership Application Review CommitteeSociety Awards Committee (SAC)
Committee on Advancing the Profession
Committee on Education
Committee on Technical Advancement
Member Communities Committee
Public Policy Committee
The Society's specialty institutes provide members with access to technical, educational, and professional resources in specialty areas.