American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Student Organization Overview

Faculty AdvisorProf. Joey Yang

The ASCE, founded in 1852, is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. ASCE was formed to enhance the quality of life through the advancement of professional knowledge and by improving the practice of civil engineering. ASCE currently has over 120,000 members, including over 15,000 student members nationwide.  

Jasmine in front of bridgeJasmine Langmann
President, ASCE UAA Student Chapter (2020-2021)

"I joined ASCE in Spring 2019 where I attended meetings and joined the steel bridge team and got to travel to the PNW Regional Competition and the National Competition with the team.  Since joining ASCE I have also attended the Anchorage Branch meetings, participated in the mentorship program and outreach events, and engaged with lots of civil engineering professionals."


Who is ASCE open to? 

ASCE is open to all civil engineering students and any prospective engineering or civil engineering students.  If you don't know what civil engineering is, stop by our meetings and find out!

How do students benefit from ASCE?

ASCE at UAA brings students together to learn about civil engineering, network with professionals, participate in the community with youth outreach, and compete in student competitions. ASCE had meetings twice a month where professionals present on a topic or project in their specific field.  Students have the opportunity to compete in the ASCE and AISC Steel Bridge student competitions, participate in a mentorship program including get help on their resumes, and participate in engineering outreach events such as E-Week or Halloween Fun Night. 

How can students get involved?

If you are interested in checking out our club, go to our UAALife page and our meeting dates, times, and link. If you have any questions, please email us at

Is there an opportunity for industry professionals to get involved?

Yes! We have professionals speak at each meeting and they are always happy to answer questions about careers or projects they are working on. We also have a mentorship program where we pair a student and mentor and give them the opportunity to polish their resume, practice interviews, and ask the mentor about their career. 


Video Library

2022 Steel Bridge Competition Construction Video

2021 Steel Bridge Competition Montage Video

Student Club Spotlight: ASCE

2019 AISC Stuedent Steel Bridge Comptition - Nationals

2019 Steel Bridge Assembly Time Lapse

 2018 UAA Bridge Assembly Time Lapse

2017 UAA Steel Bridge Competition

2011 UAA Hosts ASCE Conference