The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is America's oldest national engineering society, and 2002 marked the organization's 150th birthday! Founded in 1852 with 12 members, the Society was created to disseminate information among engineers who were building the roads, canals, bridges, and railroads of a young nation.
There are now more than 140,000 individual professional civil engineers as members, including some 15,000 of whom are international members residing outside of the United States in 167 countries.
The Society's educational activities extend to college campuses through its 281 student chapters and international student groups. These organizations sponsor meetings, regional conferences, student competitions, social events, and other activities to help future engineers become better prepared for their careers.
The National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC), initiated in 1988 by ASCE and sponsored in part by Degussa Admixtures, Inc., is the
"Olympics of Civil Engineering"
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