K-State ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers

Welcome to the home of the Kansas State University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Take some time and explore our new site.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Founded in 1852 with 12 members, the Society was created to distribute information among engineers who were building the roads, canals, bridges, and railroads of a rapidly expanding nation.

The KSU Student Chapter of ASCE was founded in 1923 and has approximately 200 student members.

ASCE is a way for civil engineering students to meet with peers, prospective employers, and professors.  In addition to learning as students in the classroom, the ASCE Student Chapter of ASCE provides opportunities to learn more about the practice of civil engineering and to grow their professional contact network.

Explore the website to learn about all of these opportunities.

Fundamental Principles of ASCE

Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by:

  1. Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare.

  2. Being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients.

  3. Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession.

  4. Supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines.

Fundamental Canons of ASCE

  1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.

  2. Engineers shall perform services only in areas of their competence.

  3. Engineers shall issue public statements only in a subject and truthful manner.

  4. Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest.

  5. Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others.

  6. Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity, and dignity of the engineering profession.

  7. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers, and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.

What does ASCE do?

ASCE seeks to enhance the quality of living throughout the world by advancing professional knowledge and improving the civil engineering practice.  To further these goals, ASCE sponsors conferences and professional education courses, consults with government on CE related issues, conducts public awareness programs, and publishes important CE books and journals.  Volunteers serve on different technical, administrative, coordinating, and professional committees.  Including the activities of sections, student chapters and clubs, as well as the national and local committees, ASCE groups average 100 meetings throughout the country every day!

What can ASCE do for students?

Educational activities extend to college campuses through Student Chapters and Clubs.  These groups sponsor meetings, regional conferences, student competitions, community service projects, social events and other activities to help future engineers become better prepared for their careers.  Numerous scholarships and awards are made available for deserving students in civil engineering.

Students begin membership in their student chapter and then can opt to join ASCE as a National Student Member.  Benefits of joining ASCE National include:

  • Monthly issues of Civil Engineering magazine and ASCE News.
  • Eligibility for ASCE scholarships and competitions.
  • Eligibility for positions on local and national committees.
  • Access to a national resume database which can match members with prospective employers.
  • Information on EIT/PE review courses.

Mid-Continent Student Conference

There are hundreds of ASCE Student Chapters associated with universitites located in the United States and many other foreign countries. The American Society of Civil Engineers divides these student chapters into 19 geographical regions and assign students chapter to each of these regions.  The KSU Student Chapter is a member of the Mid-Continent Conference along with students chapters from the University of Arkansas, Benedictine College, University of Kansas, University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology, Missouri State University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of Nebraska - Omaha, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. To learn about the annual regional student conference, click on the Regional Student Conference link to the left.

National ASCE Student Membership

Students can become a National ASCE Student Member by requesting free membership.   To sign-up to become a National ASCE Stduent Member CLICK HERE, then click on the SIGN UP NOW button near at the bottom of the STUDENT section of the page.

Engineering Salary Survey

Click on the following link to learn about Civil Engineering Salaries. If you are going to graduate and have a full-time job you can use this link to make sure you get paid what you're worth. CLICK HERE.

Email: asce@engg.ksu.edu
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