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Northeastern’s American Society of Civil Engineers

November 16, 2016

About Me

Erin Dillmann is a second year Civil Engineering student and is the Webmaster for the American Society of Civil Engineers student group. 

Northeastern’s American Society of Civil Engineers

What is it exactly that Civil Engineers do? To find out, come out to a Northeastern University American Society of Civil Engineers (NUASCE) meeting.

Each week, NUASCE brings in speakers (usually a recent Northeastern grad) who share their experiences working in the civil engineering field. These speakers come from a wide range of disciplines within the civil engineering field, such as land development, water and wastewater treatment, structural building design, and much, much more. When reaching out to our speakers, our program coordinators usually lineup speakers of different disciplines throughout the semester, so it’s a great opportunity to learn about each of the different disciplines and what type of work is associated with them. In addition, we also serve pizza to members who pay dues and hand out fun raffle prizes at lecture.

However, NUASCE is much more than a group that organizes a lecture series every week. We also organize fun activities such as a cookout, a hiking trip to Middlesex Falls, and a day trip to Boda Borg. Towards the end of the semester we also partake in a club wide gingerbread competition that features a build session and a session in Snell Engineering basement where we test the creations on the earthquake shake table. In addition to these fun activities, NUASCE is also a great way to volunteer in the community. We are currently working out the details for a major community service project, but in the meantime there are other ways to volunteer with NUASCE such as helping out with our Whittier School Gingerbread competition, an annual event where we bring in middle schoolers and lead them through a day of building gingerbread houses and testing them on the earthquake shake table. Finally, NUASCE is also a great way to learn about other civil engineering clubs such as Engineers Without Borders, Steel Bridge, and Concrete Canoe, and how to become involved with them.

So, if you’re a civil engineering student, or any engineering student, who wants to learn more about the civil engineering profession or wants to become more involved, feel free to stop by 108 Snell Engineering on Wednesdays at 11:45 am; I promise there will be pizza.