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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.

2020 Student Symposium

Join the Texas Section and ASCE Student Chapters from the Texas-Mexico Student Conference in Arlington, Texas on March 4-7, 2020 for our 6th Annual ASCE Texas Student Symposium.

The 2020 Student Symposium is hosted by the ASCE and Chi Epsilon Student Chapters at the University of Texas at Arlington. Additional support provided by ASCE Dallas Branch, ASCE Fort Worth Branch, ASCE Texas Section, Chi Epsilon Southwest District, and ASCE Region 6.

Hotel & Venue Information

The majority of events will be held at the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center and the adjacent Sheraton Hotel. The Concrete Canoe races and swamp test will be held at Lake Viridian.

  • Sheraton Arlington Hotel (1500 Convention Center Dr, Arlington, TX 76011)
    • Reserve by phone at (817) 261-8200
    • The room block cutoff date is February 10, 2020
    • Online Reservations Here
    • If you are booking more than three rooms, you will have to do a separate reservation for each set of three rooms
    • If you are reserving a night that is outside of March 4-7, please call the hotel to see if they can include it as part of our room block
  • Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center (1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011)
  • Free Play Arcade (400 E South St, Arlington, TX 76010)
  • Lake Viridian (Arlington, TX 76005)
  • Brazos Park

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 at [email protected] or (713) 394-5635.

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Individual registration includes a conference t-shirt, meals, paid parking, the Career Fair, two Professional Student Mixers, and the Saturday Evening Awards Banquet. The registration deadline has been extended to January 22, 2020. Late registration will run from January 23 – February 12, 2020.

  • Individual Student (this rate is to be used by ASCE Faculty and Practitioner Advisors as well)
    • Regular = $100
    • Late Registration = $150
    • Individual Student (On-site Registration) = $200
  • Teams
    • Concrete Canoe = $300
    • Blue Sky = $200
    • GeoWall = $150
    • Surveying = $100
    • Concrete Bowling = $75
    • Concrete Frisbee = $75
    • Innovation = $75
  • Parents
    • Full Conference = $100
    • Saturday + Banquet = $75
    • Saturday only = $30
    • Banquet only = $45

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

Important Contacts


Jessica Hilscher PE,
[email protected]
(512) 431-4779


Heather Guillen PE,
[email protected]
(713) 394-5635


Mike Sosa
[email protected]
(512) 910-2702

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

Experience the Excitement

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