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!
Learn more about the Student Symposium here.
Join thousands of ASCE Student Members who are making a difference in the civil engineering professional community right now, while still in college. Head to ASCE’s Student Chapter page to find all the resources you need to get involved with the student chapter at your school! See below for a list of current ASCE Student Chapters in Texas:
- Angelo State University
- Lamar University
- LeTourneau University
- Prairie View A&M University
- Rice University
- Southern Methodist University
- Tarleton State University
- Texas A&M University
- Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- University of Houston
- University of Houston Downtown
- The University of Texas at Arlington
- The University of Texas at Austin
- The University of Texas at El Paso
- The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
- The University of Texas at San Antonio
- The University of Texas at Tyler
- The University of Texas at Tyler-Houston Engineering Center
- Texas Southern University
- Texas Tech University
- West Texas A&M University
To learn how to get the most out of your student membership, head to ASCE’s Student Member Resources page to find more information on the opportunities available to you. To stay current with your professional association and start your engineering career off right, upgrade your membership and then join a Younger Member Group to connect with colleagues near you!
ASCE Texas Section and its Branches offer various civil engineering scholarships to students in Texas on an annual basis. View our current scholarships below.
J. Walter Porter Fellowship
The J. Walter Porter Memorial Fund was established in 1978 to finance periodic fellowships for graduate study and/or research in Water Resources Engineering to individuals who demonstrate outstanding ability and promise of excellence in engineering.
The $5,000 stipend will be awarded to an applicant who is a graduate student currently doing study and/or research in water resources engineering in Texas who demonstrates outstanding ability and promise of excellence in engineering. The recipient will be selected by the Trustees of the J. Walter Porter Memorial Fund based on applications received by March 4, 2022. At the time of the award, the recipient must be a member of the Texas Section-ASCE. Student Texas Section Membership is free!
Other obligations include filing a short formal report with the Trustees at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year, and preparing a paper on the results of the study and/or research for possible presentation at the 2022 Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON), which is scheduled during the week of September 12. Registration and approved travel expenses up to $600 will be covered by the Fund in addition to the $5,000 award.
Information required on the award application includes a description and objectives of program study and/or research; educational background; work experience; and two letters of recommendation by persons familiar with the applicant’s educational and professional background, with reference to the applicant’s potential to benefit from the fellowship.
Questions may be directed to the trustees at [email protected].
WALTER PORTER MEMORIAL 2021-2022 FUND TRUSTEES
Brett Pope, PE, M.ASCE, Chair
Ottis Foster, PE, M.ASCE, Vice-Chair
Natalie Guzman, PE, M. ASCE, Secretary-Treasurer
The deadline has passed for 2022. Please check back in 2023 for more opportunities.
John B. Hawley Memorial Fellowship
The Hawley Fellowship was established in 1961 to promote graduate study and research in hydraulic and environmental engineering. The Fellowship is supported by the John B. Hawley Memorial Fund, which was initiated within ASCE Texas Section by S.W. Freese and M.C. Nichols to honor a leading engineer in the early days of Texas.
A stipend of $5,000 associated with the Fellowship shall be considered as a gift to the recipient. The recipient shall be a member of ASCE Texas Section at the time of application and the study should preferably be done in Texas. Other obligations include filing brief reports with the trustees and making the most of the opportunity.
Check back for details on the 2022 fellowship.