ASCE organizes and manages a variety of activities and projects throughout the year, from the Ravina Park Revitalization to Science Alive! volunteering to various social activities.
For current students, we encourage you to use this page as a resource to learn more about our projects, but the best way to learn is to participate! All projects are open to new members, and students from all majors are welcome. To join the mailing list or request more information on any club activity, you can directly email the project leaders or click on the "Contact" tab.
The Seismic Design Team designs and builds a 5 ft tall balsa wood tower, which is then tested on a shake table to simulate real earthquake behavior.
During this process, team members work alongside experts in the field to design for seismic conditions.
Each semester, ASCE invites a guest speaker to give a lecture at one of our general meetings. These lectures provide a insight into various civil engineering activities and allow for our members to connect with professionals in the field. For fall 2016, Jitin Kain from the City of South Bend talked about civil engineering in relation to public works and government agencies.
Each spring, ASCE takes its annual trip to Chicago to tour different companies. This year, we will be visiting TBD. In addition, due to the ever present construction on campus, we also arrange for site tours.
ASCE has partnered with SAWS in previous semesters and will do so this upcoming semester as well, so as to help construct ramps for local residents with disabilities, so that they can access their homes more easily.
We have been participating in Science Alive, an annual event at the St. Joseph Library that features hands-on science exhibits for local children.
As the athletic branch of the club, the Shear Studs have competed in various intramural sports, from basketball to volleyball to floor hockey. Our motto: 'uncivilized since 1852'.
To help members get to know each other and destress from classes, ASCE hosts a variety of fun events like bowling, pumpkin carving, and rock climbing!
Dinner with a Civil
A recently added social event, Dinner with a Civil encourages members to interact with others outside of their grade. Each group is organized to include at least a student from each year and dinner is on the house/club! In the future, we hope to expand this by including professors.