ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
President: Jim Finnegan
Vice President: Trevor Masterson
Treasurer: Troy Aitken
Secretary: Jenny Hoefel
Faculty Advisor: Sue Niezgoda
Mission Statement: The mission of the Gonzaga University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to assist aspiring civil engineering students reach their educational and professional development goals. The Chapter does this by participating in informative projects, technical presentations and project site visits, maintaining an active relationship with the local professional engineering community, and participating in a wide variety of engineering service projects.
Annual Report: This year we held two service events. The first was the cleanup of Interstate 90. The ASCE Chapter in Spokane had adopted a portion of the highway section that they clean twice a year. This year we had the opportunity to go out there and help clean it up. In addition to improving the area, we got the chance to meet with professional engineers. The second volunteer opportunity that we had came with Habitat for Humanity. We gathered as a group and helped to reshingle a roof in Deer Park. This gave us valuable field experience.
One of the projects that we started this year was the concrete canoe. Every year the ASCE conference has the concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions. In the past, Gonzaga has undertaken the concrete canoe however, they haven't done it in recent years. This year we decided to start the project up again. Led by seniors, we were able to create a canoe. We ran into many problems through out the building phase such as mix designs and molds. The canoe we created was not competition worthy, but it helped to create a foundation for next year's concrete canoe.