In January, the UTSA student chapter of ASCE won first place, for the second year in a row, at the Texas-Mexico Regional Steel Bridge Competition! They worked hard all year designing and constructing a bridge and now they need your help to represent San Antonio at the National Steel Bridge Competition in Akron, Ohio next month. The students are raising money to send the Steel Bridge team to compete against the top engineering schools in the US. Every dollar counts, please pledge your support here: http://proj.at/1n6wEgu
We are on our way to a record-breaking year and need help getting the team to the National Steel Bridge Competition in Akron, Ohio, this May. We will compete against the top engineering schools in the United States and explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.
The UTSA American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) received its student chapter charter in 1989 and since then has been one of the most active organizations in the College of Engineering. We currently have approximately 80 active student members. We promote interest and participation in civil and environmental engineering through interaction with professionals and faculty as well as involvement in student team competitions.
ASCE actively participates in hands-on projects, such as steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions, which encourage student members to work as a team to design and construct a finished product to compete against other university chapters. This first-hand experience with project based organization provides an opportunity to develop important skills before entering the professional world.
“Geotechnical Topics in the Energy Sector” 8AM-5PM, Friday March 14, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas
This full-day seminar (7 PDHs) will be held at the University of Texas, San Antonio Downtown Campus (Buena Vista Building - Aula Canaria, Room, BV 1.328). Exhibitors are welcome and Sponsorships are available. Light breakfast, box lunch, and breaks will be provided in the Exhibitors Area. Parking included in the Cattleman’s Square lot (see attached Map). Fees are $150 for participants and $300 for Exhibitors (includes 1 participant). Sponsorship levels are $250 – Break, $500 – Lunch and $750 – Event. Sponsor’s logos will be displayed with respective levels of prominence on the event posters, welcome screen and electronic proceedings.
The following professional speakers will provide valuable information on geotechnical topics of current interest in the energy sector:
ASCE encourages you to join us for a very special January General Branch Meeting. We are pleased to announce Congressman Lamar Smith will be our special guest speaker and will discuss STEM initiatives at federal and state levels. Congressman Smith will also discuss various other topics on the national level.
As part of ASCE San Antonio's Centennial Essay Contest; winners will be presented with their prizes and the top two winners will discuss why their topic inspired them and described their current goals for pursuing STEM. This is a very special achievement for these students and we hope you can attend to honor this special time as the next generation of engineers is highlighted.
Our Technical session speaker will be Dr. Melissa Alcala, Director of the STEM Academy, a grades 6-12 magnet school in North East I.S.D. Dr. Alcala will share the purpose of STEM Academy and the academic programs offered to promote college and career readiness for their students. During the discussion, Dr. Alcala will share opportunities to support or assist STEM Academy and other schools in relation to field trips, internships, mentoring and business partnerships. Input will be solicited from the audience regarding skills, soft or hard, that public school could be working on now to promote the development of our future workforce in the STEM fields.
Date: Tuesday January 21st
General Session: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Technical Session: 10:30am to 11:30am
Anne Maries at Devonshire 12475 Starcrest
Congressman Smith represents the 21st Congressional District in the US House of Representatives and currently resides on the Homeland Security, Science and Technology, and House Steering Committees. Congressman Smith is a native of San Antonio where he practiced law, managed the family ranch and was a Bexar County Commissioner prior to public office. Smith is a strong supporter of Transportation, Science and Technology, Education and the Environment and understands their role in keeping America Going. To read more about Congressman Smith, including his policies please visit his website at: http://lamarsmith.house.gov/
Dr. Alcala has 20 years of public education experience across the levels of PreK-12th grade. Melissa was a secondary mathematics teacher, assistant principal, principal and academic dean of instruction having worked in the Schertz, Judson and North East school districts. Dr. Alcala is also an adjunct professor for UTSA, teaching graduate courses in Educational Leadership.