ASCE CONCRETE CANOE ROWING PRACTICE is now taking place every Saturday, 10:00am at Mother's Beach in Long Beach. For those who are serious about rowing in the Concrete Canoe competition at conference, please start attending regulalry. The team also needs people helping and supporting on the day of the competition. This will be a great event and is open for all participants.

Please visit for regular updates and news on this years Pacific Southwest Conference from April 4th to April 6th.


NEXT MEETING: January, 2013

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PSWC Conference 2013 hosted by CBU, LMU & USC

Hello again,

It is time to start talking about the annual ASCE Pacific South Western Conference for 2013. Woohoo! This year USC, LMU & Cal Baptist are hosting the conference on the USC campus from April 4-6th. Conference is a chance for us to compete against 18 other schools in events from the steel bridge and concrete canoe to soccer and concrete bowling.

The deadline to register is quickly after we start the fall semester (February 1st), so I wanted to give you all enough time to be aware of what to expect for this year. During the first meeting of the semester we will be going through all of the events that are taking place this year, as well as assign team captains for each event.

I have attached the conference schedule HERE for your review. Be sure to check out the conference website:

In addition, I have also attached this online form to make registering for the PSWC easier. PSWC is definitely one of the best experiences that ASCE has to offer. I would encourage you all to attend to compete and support your fellow members!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you're as excited as I am to kick some butt :)

Sabrina Rivera

OC YMF Workshop: Balancing soft and technical skills Please join your fellow civil engineers for an insightful and dynamic workshop on how to develop, balance, and utilize technical and soft skills in your civil engineering career. OC YMF will be hosting the event on January 17, 2013.

Balancing soft and technical skills is the key to a successful civil engineering career. Successful professionals including Natalie Meeks, Director of Public Works for the City of Anaheim, Kandice Sherwood, Recruitment/Employment and Organizational Development/Training Manager at the City of Anaheim, and Josue Vaglienty, Project Manager at RBF Consulting will present on ways to develop, balance, and utilize both soft and technical skills in an engineering career. The comprehensive panel of successful professionals who have sought to strike a balance between both skill sets will attempt to provide answers to the following questions:

1) How can I develop my soft skills?
2) How can I effectively balance my soft and technical skills?
3) How can I utilize these skills in my career to be successful?
4) Any additional questions the audience may have

Members and students attend for free. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by EMAIL or visit for a prpoper headcount.

So Cal Bentley Bashe - SoCal Bentley Bash 2013 on January 18 &19 is a great opportunity to learn and use some of the programs that Bentley software supplies. This event features 4 hour long class sessions where they briefly cover a software. Lunch is provided, and it is a great way to meet professionals! I signed up for Saturday, please respond if you have registered as well. It is totally free! !

ASCE Life Member Brunch 3/2/13 from 11-2 PM. Keynote speaker is ASCE President-Elect Randall Over. Tickets are $30 and need to be purchased by 2/22. For more information:

ASCE California Infrastructure Symposium & Awards Dinner is Wednesday 3/6. This will be a great event featuring several technical workshops with engineers from across the state. The student price is $40 for both events, but it's a couple hundred dollars for professionals. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity, I will definitely be there!

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.

The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at CSU Long Beach provides professional networking events; connects students with internships, full-time career opportunities, and scholarships; and participates in civil engineering competitions. We are currently preparing for the 2012-2013 school year, and our priority is to develop our society for our members and students actively involved in their studies and career goals.

The ASCE office is located in EN3-105. Officers and members are also often found in the Geotech Library, EN2-109.

If you wish to join ASCE CSULB, please click here or on the JOIN tab for information on who to contact.

Meetings take place every other Wednesday in the Vivian Engineering Center, Room 110 at 12pm.


ASCE CSULB Chapters members and participants at the 2012 ASCE Pacific South West Conference Awards Dinner

Tutoring for Mechanical Classes with PTS

Hello fellow engineers,
Im emailing to let you all know about the PTS Tutoring Center. The PTS Tutoring Center is run by members of the mechanical engineering honor society Pi Tau Sigma, and is located in VEC-219C across from the Undergraduate Study Center (VEC-201). The tutoring center is open to all engineers and provides tutoring for most upper division mechanical engineering classes as well as support for classes such as Statics, Fluids, Mathematics, and Physics. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by and we will do our best to help.
Below is a list of the current hours for the Tutoring Center:

Mondays: 11 AM to 7 PM
Tuesdays: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM and 4 PM to 5 PM
Wednesdays: 11 AM to 3:30 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM
Thursdays: 1 PM to 4PM