ASCE with Bad Drawings: Geographic Structure of ASCE

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

ASCE Student Conferences: Competing vs. 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

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