This semester the ASCE Student Chapter at Tareton State University is flourishing with new student members. With the grand opening of a $54 million 97,000 square-foot engineering building, Tarleton ASCE Student Chapter is primed with enthusiasm for the academic year.
The new engineering building grand opening was attended by Tarleton ASCE Student Chapter Practitioner Advisors, Brandon Oliver from Pacheco Koch, and Allison Stamper from Peloton Land Solutions. The event was also attended by industry supporters Larissa Knapp-Scott CFM from LJA Engineering, Skylar Wierzbicki PE from Baird Hampton & Brown, and more TSU engineering alumni. The civil engineering program received ABET Accreditation, currently has 80+ students in the degree program, and is growing at an increasing rate as the School of Engineering develops.
ASCE student officers are planning to compete in many competitions this year, such as Concrete Canoe, Concrete Bowling, Concrete Frisbee, Blue Sky Competition, and Steel Bridge Competition. At the 2019 ASCE Texas Student Symposium, the Chapter competed in Concrete Frisbee and Concrete Bowling Competitions and won first place for the Concrete Frisbee! With many fundraising events planned, the Chapter is looking for more sponsors to help students with the overhead costs of materials and traveling that come with participating in these great student opportunities. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the Tarleton ASCE Student Chapter for the 2020 Student Symposium, please email the Chapter at [email protected].
Tarleton ASCE Student Chapter has, so far, had a productive semester, including adding a new faculty advisor, Dr. Fei Wang; attending a site visit to the Trinity River Vision V-Bridge in Fort Worth; hosting many social activities such as the TSU Family Carnival and TSU Yard Social; and volunteering for community service activities with the Erath County Habitat for Humanity. The chapter also hosted professional guest lectures from several industry professionals including TxDOT engineers, David Fowler PE and Sarah Horner PE from the Stephenville office, and Loyl Bussell PE from the TxDOT District office. The Student Chapter additionally worked with the ASCE Fort Worth Branch and attended the monthly chapter meetings when possible.
Overall, Tarleton ASCE Student Chapter had a very fruitful semester with high student involvement and continues to provide opportunities for leadership and professional growth through community outreach and professional networking.
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