ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
President: Michael Kelly
Vice President: Cody Sprague
Treasurer: Nolan Saam
Secretary: Allison Nichols
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 spring semester, ASCE attended the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL 2015) in Bellevue, WA. This event is offered to all members of Gonzaga’s ASCE and provided members professional networking opportunities, engineering skill development and personal knowledge of the engineering industry told by professionals in their respective fields. ASCE also took their members to the Inland Northwest Regional Competition in Pocatello, ID. Members built and competed in the environmental filtration challenge against other regional universities. As well, members took notes of the concrete canoe competition in order to prepare and compete next year. Attending and participating in the regional competition in itself was an achievement for GU’s small chapter as well as exposing its members to ASCE as a national organization. ASCE recently completed a Plexiglas wave tank to simulate tsunami events and wave propagation for demonstration. ASCE led a water filtration lesson with local middle school students at a spring outreach event on campus. Next semester, ASCE hopes to host Habitat for Humanity opportunities for the student body.