Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.
ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning and promoting the profession.
American Society of Civil Engineers – California State University, Long Beach, has been a main source of networking for professionals and students. Our student chapter is continually informing and connecting graduates and students with full time positions and internships in the Civil Engineering field. The chapter is currently working on the projects for the annual Pacific Southwest Regional Conference (PSWRC) on April 3rd to the 5th. Two major projects we are focusing on are the Concrete Canoe and the Steel Bridge Competitions.
The Associated General Contractors of America, the voice of the construction industry, is an organization
of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and
responsibility. Operating in partnership with its Chapters, the association provides a full range of
services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members,
thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.
Membership in AGC begins at the local level. AGC has a nationwide network of chapters, each its own entity and offering a variety of services. When you join an AGC Chapter, you become a member of the national organization. Being active at both the local and national level is obviously the best way to maximize your membership.
Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status if civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. Engineering, the application of scientific principles to the practical needs of society, is assuming a constantly increasing responsibility for the well-being of all people, and thus calling for competence of the highest order. This responsibility can be discharged only by a professional group whose members are possessed of a good basic technical ability, intelligence, moral integrity, and effective social poise in their relationship with the larger community of which they are part. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service.
The Construction Management Association of America supports professional construction managers in enhancing their performance and capabilities and improving their business results. CMAA also helps project owners by providing both information about professional construction management practice and a convenient means of identifying qualified professional CMs for current and future projects. Through professional development and certification, diverse publications, online communications and discussion forums, project leads and referrals, awards, student scholarships, and a variety of other activities.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.
Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including, but not limited to transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications and a network of nearly 17,000 members, working in more than 90 countries, ITE is your source for expertise, knowledge and ideas.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a trade association that supports the residential building industry. NAHB is made up of more than 800 state and local associations and has 160,000 members nationwide, made up of home builders, re-modelers, and other associates working in building materials, sales and marketing, and housing finance. Each year, NAHB's builder members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily. The most important event for NAHB is the International Builder's Show (IBS), which is an annual convention and exposition. The student competition at IBS is the largest of its kind for residential and light commercial construction. The International Builder's Show alternates locations from Las Vegas, NV to Orlando, FL. The IBS is a great opportunity for students to compete and showcase their abilities in front of industry companies from around the country. In addition to IBS, the Cal State Long Beach Chapter of NAHB showcases industry guest speakers from local construction firms as well as job-site tours to further our outside of the classroom learning and to gain one-o-a-kind experience as well as networking with industry professionals. Our meetings are held monthly in the Vivian Engineering Center (VEC). Please contact our advisor, Dr. Tang-Hung Nguyen for specific meeting time and location. Thank you for your interest in the Cal State Long Beach Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was founded in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1955. Since its founding, NAWIC has grown to a membership of 6,500 with more than 200 chapters in 47 U.S. States and in three Canadian provinces. In 1996 NAWIC signed an International Affiliation Agreement with NAWIC-Australia. NAWIC's affiliate "Down Under" already has 11 chapters throughout its borders. In 1998 NAWIC signed an International Affiliation Agreement with New Zealand, and another in 1999 with South African Women in Construction (SAWiC). In its 45 years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades.
Associated Engineering Student Body is home to the many student organizations within the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. Every student should try to be an active member of a student organization! Check out the list of our student organizations and join the one that pertains to your interests or field of study.