The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was founded in 1852 and is the oldest of the professional engineering societies. Any civil engineering student can become a member of ASCE. The Clemson ASCE student chapter (200 members strong) has been recognized as one of the best and most productive in the U.S., winning several awards from the ASCE national office. Significant activities of Clemson chapter include the concrete canoe, the steel bridge, and attendance at the Carolina's Conference. Every year the student chapter performs community projects, sponsors social events and field trips, and travels to meetings at both in-state and out-of-state locations. ASCE student chapter meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in 100 Lowry. For more information, contact the President of Clemson's ASCE student chapter, Matthew Bowers, or the faculty advisor, Professor Stephen F. Csernak.
Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) is a Clemson-based collaborative student initiative, aiming to help develop third world countries through technical support. Using resources available at Clemson University, the entire Clemson family, and by working alongside outside organizations members are able to carry out multiple projects across the globe. The aim of this organization is to improve the standard of living for developing countries. Currently the CEDC is focusing their projects to aid the people of Haiti, especially in the City of Cange. For more information, contact the faculty advisor, Professor Jennifer H. Ogle.
Chi Epsilon is the national civil engineering honor society. Chi Epsilon was founded on the belief that students who distinguish themselves deserve recognition. The requirements for membership in Chi Epsilon are based on the qualities of scholastic achievement, character, practicality and sociability--the characteristics of a well-rounded engineer. The Clemson Chi Epsilon Chapter is active in recognizing deserving students, faculty and professionals. For more information, contact the faculty advisor, Professor Brad Putman.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 13,000 transportation engineers, planners, and other professionals in over 70 countries. The Clemson Student Chapter introduces students to the transportation profession and supplement their classroom and laboratory experiences. Some of the chapter activities include participating in field trips to various transportation engineering projects, community service projects, technical projects and fund raisers. Chapter members are eligible to apply for scholarships sponsored by ITE, and receive information on potential job opportunities in the transportation profession. All Clemson students are eligible to join the Clemson Student Chapter. For more information, contact the Clemson Student Chapter faculty advisor, Professor Wayne A. Sarasua.
The The Structural Engineers Association of South Carolina - Clemson University Student Chapter is dedicated to furthering students' knowledge of structural engineering. The Clemson Student Chapter was founded in the spring of 2008 by a group of students and professors with the purpose of increasing the body of structural engineering knowledge of Clemson students. For more information, contact the Clemson Student Chapter faculty advisor, Professor Scott D. Schiff.