There are many opportunities for students to join organizations and clubs. The civil department has a couple of student based organizations: the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
American Concrete Institute
ACI is the code writing body for the National Concrete Building Code. ACI consists of 99 chapters, 65 student chapters, and nearly 20,000 members spanning over 120 countries. The basic mission of ACI is to develop, share, and disseminate the knowledge and information needed to utilize concrete to its fullest potential.
Student membership is free. To join, visit the ACI website and fill out a student membership application. Student membership provides you with the connections, resources, and opportunities to be successful in your studies and in your career. Student members are encouraged to attend conventions and participate in student competitions.
The student competitions are held twice a year at the Fall/Spring National Conventions. Competitions offer a unique opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world problem. Competition experience looks great on an application or resume. Examples of past student competitions that UMD students have participated in include: FRP Composite Beam, Pervious Concrete Cylinder, and FRC Bowling Ball.
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCE is the professional civil engineering society, with a student chapter open to students interested in the organization and all students enrolled in civil engineering.
This organization was established to expand the college experience for students in civil engineering and aid in establishing the professional contacts that are so valuable to the practicing engineers. Membership is free. To join the ASCE professional organization, visit the ASCE website. To join the Duluth Student Chapter, contact the chapter president April Boehne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Duluth Student Chapter is new but expanding. The club has regular meetings during the semesters, schedules tours, and participates in competitions. This year the club is looking to participate in more competitions. With the help of new members and existing members this can be achieved. For more information about the Duluth Student Chapter contact April Boehne, the club president.
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Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineer's mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. Open to both men and women in engineering, the UMD SWE chapter attends regional and national conferences, hosts speakers from engineering companies, organizes outreach events with the Duluth community, and has several social gatherings throughout the year. Members participate in volunteer opportunities, are eligible for scholarships and awards, and have the chance to network with other students and professionals in engineering. For more information visit https://umdswe.wp.d.umn.