American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter

History of ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers is the oldest national engineering society. ASCE is dedicated to the mission of enhancing the quality of life worldwide by advancing professional knowledge and improving the practice of civil engineering in service to humanity.

ASCE National and Met Section

The society has over 120,000 members nationally, including over 10,000 student members. ASCE National sponsors specialty conferences and continuing education courses; provides the government with technical expertise on civil engineering related issues; monitors Congressional legislation critical to civil engineers; and conducts an active public awareness program. Over 700 technical, professional, and management committees within ASCE are working to advance the theory and practice of the profession.

To go to the ASCE National Website, click here.

To go to the ASCE NY Metropolitan Section Website, click here.


New York City College of Technology's Student Club strives to follow the mission set forth by ASCE by offering technical presentations to student members on current construction practices and technology, taking part in the National Steel Bridge Competition which tests the knowledge, organization and leadership skills of our members, and field trips to construction sites in the New York City area.

To find out the latest news and events, visit the chapter's Facebook page by searching NYCCT ASCE STUDENT CHAPTER

Steel Bridge Competition

The National Student Steel Bridge Competition is a premier inter-collegiate steel competition. This competition challenges future structural engineers to design, fabricate and construct a bridge. Participating students gain practical experience in structural design, fabrication processes, construction planning, organization and teamwork. Regional competitions are held each year in conjunction with the American Society of Civil Engineers' regional conferences. Winners and first runners-up from are invited to compete at the national level.

The Student Steel Bridge Competition is sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and co-sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute, the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, the National Steel Bridge Alliance and Nucor Corporation. This inter-collegiate challenge requires Civil Engineering students to design, fabricate and construct a steel bridge.

For more information on this competition, click here.