The Student Chapter is part of the larger American Society for Civil Engineers with headquarters in Reston, VA. ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. It is ASCE's mission to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.
In carrying out that mission, ASCE:
The University of Hartford Student Chapter specifically addresses the needs of the student members. The chapter promotes the education and development of the member students through extra-curricular activities. Currently the chapter hosts a weekly lunch-and-learn seminar to expose students to the local industry and the things they will encounter upon graduation. The series will culminate in a networking reception during the spring semester. Also, the chapter sponsors a team to compete in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.
The student chapter is becoming increasingly interested in "giving back" to the University of Hartford campus. This year's class has an initiative to raise funds to donate eight new computers and a printer for the program's senior capstone design laboratory.