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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.

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Our Next Meeting:

Wed. 10/24 12pm in VEC 101






Concrete Canoe

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Hello everyone,

We hope you are all enjoying your break! School is starting soon and we want to make sure we get as much rowing practice as possible before conference. We will be having a rowing practice this Saturday at 9:30am. We will be meeting at school near the ASCE office at 9:30 a.m. or you can meet us at Mother's Beach around 10. If you plan on attending make sure to let us know just in case there is a change of plans, we will be able to contact you. Hope to see some of you there!

To RSVP respond by email or send me a text (Katie - 714) 321-6602).

Katie, Brie, and Sarah


The ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) provides students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learn in the classroom, along with important team and project management skills they will need in their careers. The event challenges the students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material, while also its performance against other school in various races.

Each year, the NCCC, which is held in mid-June, is hosted by an ASCE Student Organization. Some 200 university teams attempt to qualify for the NCCC by placing first in one of the 18 conference competitions held throughout the United States during the spring. Teams placing second in a conference competition behind a university that finished in the top five at the previous year's national competition are also invited. To be eligible to compete the entrant school must be a recognized ASCE Student Chapter or ASCE International Student Group

CSULB has done a fantastic job the last couple years in the concrete canoe competition. Each year, the team is led by qualified and committed captains that want to win, preparing months in advance. The process before the competition is a lengthly one, as the teams have to prepare their mix designs, form the concrete canoe mold, let it cure, and take it out to practice for the racing portion of the competition. If you are interested in joining, please contact captains Sarah LaCombe, Brie Pearlman, and/or Katie Harrel (Contact/Info found in Officers section) .




ASCE STEEL BRIDGE Competition

The ASCE/AISC steel bridge competition is a student contest that tests the knowledge and practicality of teams of university students from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapters in the field of structural engineering. Ideally, the design and fabrication of the bridge is conceived and completed entirely by the students and the participation of the students in the process is highly encouraged. Some schools may not have the proper facilities and guidance necessary to erect the model bridge and may work with a commercial fabricator. However, the students must be fully responsible for the design and instructions, they must coordinate with the fabricator, and they must monitor the construction process.

Like the Concrete Canoe Competition, CSULB has also achieved greats success in the Steel Bridge Compeition, having gone to the ASCE National Championships in 2011. This year, the team will be working to reach that level they did in 2011, while also learning more about steel, fabrication engineering, and how to work cohesively as a team. If you are interested in joining, please contact captians Matt Burris and/or Yoobin Kim.