The geographic structure of ASCE tends to be confusing, so I decided to break it down in the first video of my new series, ASCE with Bad Drawings. The geographical structure is drawn (badly) in the video and shows exactly how the country is broken up. Note that the Regional lines are not necessarily followed … More ASCE with Bad Drawings: Geographic Structure of ASCE
Fresno is located in heart of the San Joaquin Valley just south of Sacramento, CA. The Fresno YMF is part of the San Francisco Section and is located in Region 9. According to their chapter president, the group was established “way back when,” but was inactive for a time between “way back when” and 2009. The YMF came … More ASCE Chapter Spotlight: Fresno YMF
This is one of three posts on the differences between competing in and judging student conferences. Be sure to check out the rest of the story by reading through the biggest differences between competing and judging and advice for first time judges. Pros of Judging One of the best parts of judging is no longer being … More Pros and Cons of Judging
There’s a saying that “Winning isn’t everything.” I’d argue that the mindset as a competitor would say – yes, that’s true, “winning isn’t everything – it’s the only thing.” Now looking back at the project, and as a judge, I’d say the mindset is yes, “winning isn’t everything – it’s the journey you take and … More ASCE Student Conferences: Competing vs. Judging
It’s time to vote for our new ASCE President-Elect, and I know who I’m voting for! I have known Kristina Swallow for many years now and I think she would make an excellent President for the Society. She’s been involved at every level in the organization and has a long list of qualifications. She’s energetic, … More Kristina Swallow for ASCE President!
The Younger Member Leadership Symposium is a leadership training seminar designed specifically with Younger Members in mind. It is a two-day workshop that will be held in Reston, VA from August 5-7, 2016. Here are the top ten reasons you should attend this year! 1. Professional Development This is the only ASCE conference that focuses … More Ten Reasons to Attend the YMLS
One of the things that the University of Nevada, Reno ASCE Student Chapter is known for is our Concrete Canoe Team. When I came to the University of Nevada in 2004, we didn’t have a Concrete Canoe Team and hadn’t for about 6 years. We competed back in the 1990s but we were never a … More Nevada Concrete Canoe: The Story of Going from Zero to Hero
ASCE made me. It’s an accusation, a tribute, a frustration, and an accolade in one simple statement. It can be used in the context of “ASCE made me do it” when you’re spending a lot of hours on ASCE-related activities (such as student competitions, planning conferences, and the general demands of being a leader at … More ASCE Made Me…