Lamar University’s ASCE Student Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of its student members through design competitions, networking, resume building and professional development. The Chapter’s meetings are focused on getting students involved in engineering their future and succeeding in and out of the classroom. They are held in Lamar’s Cherry Engineering Building and are bi weekly meetings. The Student Chapter participates in the Texas-Mexico Student Conference each year with a concrete canoe.
This year, the Lamar University Student Chapter traveled eight hours to the ASCE Texas Student Symposium in South Padre Island and placed 8th overall. Madalyn Orozco placed 3rd in the Mead paper presentation.
The Career Fair was also a hit. Five Lamar ASCE Student Chapter members have internships with Schaumburg & Polk Inc. which had a booth at the career fair. Lamar University ASCE Student Chapter Practitioner Advisor, Mark Mann PE, also did a presentation about grit. Of course, his chapter went to support him, and everyone had blast! In 2020, the Lamar University concrete canoe team cannot wait to participate at the Student Symposium in Arlington, Texas.
Every year the Lamar University ASCE Student Chapter puts on a Golf Tournament as its primary fundraiser. The event is good for networking as it is filled with Lamar University engineering faculty and professional engineers who come out and play some golf! This past spring the Chapter had five teams of local engineering companies. Students came out and made sure everything was ready to go for the teams to start. A BBQ grill was donated as a prize to give out at the end for the winning team. Students provided burgers and hotdogs for lunch time. It was a fun successful event.
The Lamar University ASCE Student Chapter also tries to have guest speakers come in and talk to students. One of our guest speakers this past year was Mark Mann PE from Schaumburg & Polk Inc. His presentation was called, “I designed the solution so, what happened?”
The College of Engineering at Lamar University hosts the Discover Engineering event. It is a free community event where young students and families are introduced to engineering concepts through various hands-on activities in a science fair atmosphere. They get to meet current engineering students and engineers to learn about the different engineering fields. The goal is to inspire young students to pursue engineering and STEM careers in the future.
Lamar Unversity ASCE Student Chapter has been recognized for its volunteer work as a chapter