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ASCE Texas Student Symposium

Home of the ASCE Texas-Mexico Student Conferences

ASCE Texas Section’s annual Student Symposium fosters close association between engineering professionals and over 350 university students. The Student Symposium combines the Texas-Mexico Student Conference’s concrete canoe student competition as well as a variety of other student competitions, a career fair, and seminars into one event.

Each year, the Student Symposium is hosted by an ASCE Student Chapter with support from their local Branch and the Texas Section. We believe this partnership results in the development of future industry leaders. Each year the host school identifies a theme and spends an entire year planning!

The Student Symposium includes seminars on technical topics* and power skills that support the transition from the learning environment to the professional arena. We are always looking for guest speakers – contact us at [email protected] with your ideas.

Local professionals are encouraged to attend. Technical seminars planned by the local ASCE Branch are typically eligible for professional development hours (PDHs).

The Student Symposium Career Fair is an opportunity for employers to meet with over 350 students from universities from across Texas and Mexico in one place. We know the students who participate in ASCE are some of the brightest civil engineering minds engaged in leadership, teamwork, and professionalism. We think you’ll agree, and we encourage you to consider attending the Career Fair annually! More details below.

2021 Student Symposium

We invite you to join the Texas Section and ASCE Student Chapters from the Texas-Mexico Student Conference in Austin, Texas on April 14-17, 2021 for our 7th Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium.

The 2021 Student Symposium is hosted by the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin. Additional support will be provided by the ASCE Austin Branch, ASCE Texas Section and ASCE Region 6.

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Competition Rules

  • Check back later on in 2020 for updated competition rules for the 2021 Symposium

For questions, please contact Competitions Coordinator Jessica Hilscher PE at [email protected] or (512) 431-4779.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking Corporate Sponsors to help keep the Student Symposium affordable for the student attendees. We hope you will consider supporting this one-of-a-kind event and help our students reach their full potential. Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Brand recognition & engagement with civil engineering students across Texas & Mexico
  • Identify potential staff members and interns
  • Network with local industry professionals
  • Enjoy student competitions & social events

Through your support, you are helping to support Texas’ civil engineers of tomorrow! Thank you!

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Heather Guillen PE at [email protected] or (713) 394-5635.

Registration

Individual registration includes a conference t-shirt, meals, paid parking, the Career Fair, two Professional Student Mixers, and the Saturday Evening Awards Banquet. Check back in early 2021 for registration information for the 2021 Student Symposium in Austin.

Please contact Mike Sosa at [email protected] or (512) 910-2702 with any questions about registration.

Student Symposium History

1st Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium – 2015

ASCE Student Chapter at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

2nd Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium – 2016

ASCE Student Chapter at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

3rd Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium – 2017

ASCE Student Chapter at The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

4th Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium – 2018

ASCE Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, Bryan/College Station, Texas

5th Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium – 2019

ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, Texas

6th Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium – 2020

ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Experience the Excitement

Want a firsthand look at what its like to attend the Student Symposium? Check out our video below from 2019!