Tips for Hosting a Successful ASCE Awards Banquet – Part 3

If you missed the last two posts, check those out for more tips.  Part 1 covers the event program, timing, venue, and awards.   Part 2 discusses marketing, event registration, sponsors, and student attendance. Emcee I think the emcee is one of the most important selections to make during the planning phase.  It’s best to … More Tips for Hosting a Successful ASCE Awards Banquet – Part 3

Tips for Hosting a Successful ASCE Awards Banquet – Part 2

This blog consists of three posts, so be sure to check out all of the parts for more tips!  Part 1 covers the event program, timing, venue, and awards.  Part 3 discusses the emcee, speaker, room setup, and raffle. Marketing We start advertising the banquet in January.  We announce it at every luncheon and also … More Tips for Hosting a Successful ASCE Awards Banquet – Part 2

Tips for Hosting a Successful ASCE Awards Banquet – Part 1

Each year, the Truckee Meadows Branch of ASCE hosts an Annual Awards and Student Recognition Banquet which has turned into a very successful and well-attended event.  Here I have summarized how we have built this event into one of our most well-attended events for the local civil engineering community. Event Program There’s nothing worse than … More Tips for Hosting a Successful ASCE Awards Banquet – Part 1

Mid-Pac 2016: Water Treatment Competition Recap

The Water Treatment Competition is a staple for the Mid-Pacific Conference, but it is not a national competition like Concrete Canoe or Steel Bridge.  Each year, the host school designs a specific real-world scenario that would result in needing to treat dirty water using household items.  At the competition, students are asked to physically build their treatment … More Mid-Pac 2016: Water Treatment Competition Recap

Mid-Pac 2016: Steel Bridge Competition Recap

The Steel Bridge Competition was held at the University of Nevada campus inside Lawlor Events Center of Friday, April 8.  Eleven teams participated in the competition.  The points of the competition are broken up into several categories and an overall “cost” is assigned to each team.  This cost depends on things like construction speed, deflection … More Mid-Pac 2016: Steel Bridge Competition Recap

Mid-Pac 2016: Concrete Canoe Competition Recap

Eight teams participated in the Concrete Canoe Competition at the Mid-Pacific Conference from April 7-9, 2016. The Concrete Canoe Competition is judged on final product, oral presentation, technical design paper, and paddling. Each category is weighted 25% towards the final score. One major change in the 2016 rules was the elimination of concrete stain from … More Mid-Pac 2016: Concrete Canoe Competition Recap