Updated: Oct 24, 2019

The 2020 ASCE Southeast Student Conference is a 3 day conference where engineering students from over 20 Southeast schools engage in networking and competition activities. This year the conference is being hosted by the University of Central Florida in Orlando and will be held March 12th through 14th.


Our chapter is very excited to announce to that all of the competitions for the conference have been revealed. The conference is broken up into National, Regional and Spirit Competitions, and has something for everyone!


Amongst our Executive Board, we have already filled some positions for Team Captains, but there are still some open spaces for any of our new members who are interested in having more of a leadership role. There are also spaces on every competition team for general body members to fill.


If you are eager to get more involved with our chapter, the conference is a great chance to do so! It is also a unique feature that can be added to your resume and intrigue employers. Participating in these conferences exposes you to real-world engineering that you can emphasize when employers ask you about your past experiences.


With that being said, you do not need to have taken engineering classes or have any other prior experience to participate in any of the competitions. Plenty of our students have led competitions with the help of teamwork or professors even if they don't have much experience with the topic. If you're a newer student who has yet to take advanced engineering classes yet, many of our upperclassmen will be happy to share their knowledge with you as you work on the competitions together.


Listed below are all the competitions, as well as the link to their official rules, so you can learn more about each one. If you are interested in being a part of a team, feel free to reach out to any of the Team Captains (contact info can be found on our About page).


National Competitions


Concrete Canoe

Captains: Ryan Loving & Taren Fleming


Blue Sky

Captain: Freeman Sanders


UESI Surveying

Captain: Mitch Hudson


Innovation Contest

Captain: Available


Professional Paper

Captain: Mitch Hudson


Geowall Challenge

Captains: Antoinette Velazquez & Nicholas Jungers


Sustainable Solutions

Captains: Jen Magi, Michelle Grand, Alannah Harrington


Regional Competitions


Concrete Cornhole

Captains: Nicholas Jungers & Jared Wolber


Plan Reading

Captain: Ana Pinto


Concrete/Steel Golf

Captains: Jesse Davis & Michelle Grand


Seismic Response

Captains: Jesse Davis


Big Data Challenge

Captain: Available


Ecohydraulics

Captain: Sarah Cook


Spirit Competitions


T-Shirt Competition

Captain: Michelle Grand


Visual Display

Captain: Julia Vitale


Mystery Competition

Captain: Available


Tug of War

Everyone


Scavenger Hunt

Everyone




Please use this link to indicate which competitions you are interested in!






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  • FAMU-FSU

So far, as an organization, we have been highly involved. Over the summer we sent ten people to both the ASCE and FES Annual Conference. In addition, we volunteered at multiple FES and ASCE events such as the Scholarship Fund Sporting Clays Fundraiser and the ASCE Golf Tournament. Two of our members even founded a whole new organization called the Peer Program, that matches freshman and transfer students with upperclassmen to give them someone to ask questions/seek guidance from.


We don’t plan on stopping here, however. This year, we plan on hosting 2 INSPIRE days (a K-12 Outreach program started by our past-president Garit Poire, hosted and run by our student chapter). We plan on having a beach cleanup event in St. Marks where we can keep one of our best wildlife refuges free of human waste. We also intend on sending a record number of students to this year’s regional conference and on building an award-winning concrete canoe! We also want to host at least two events per semester where all our members get a chance to meet local professionals and get their name out there and practice networking.


We have set our goals high and we have a lot of energy this year as a student chapter, and in order to accomplish all of these goals and more, we are going to need a record amount of funding as well. But we are very thankful for all the support our parent chapters give us!

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  • FAMU-FSU

Our chapter has been very busy since the Fall semester started on August 26th. Our executive board has been eagerly planning for our first General Body Meeting of the semester and for our other upcoming events.

Our chapter president, Mitchell Hudson, at the FSU Involvement Fair.

We started off the year by making an appearance at the FSU Involvement Fair during the first week of school. Several of our executive board members came out to represent our chapter and encourage anyone interested to come learn more about us at our first GBM.


Our goal since the semester started was to get the word out as much as possible about our first GBM in hopes of drawing in a large crowd of interested new members.


During the first week of school, the ASCE Tallahassee Branch hosted a Back to School social at Ology for our students to meet professionals and catch up at the start of the semester.

Two of our Executive Board members inviting freshmen mentees to our first GBM.

This semester, many of our Executive Board members participated in a brand new Peer Mentorship Program at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created by two of our own board members. The program matched incoming freshmen and transfer students with upper-division mentors in their major. This was a great opportunity for us to boost our freshmen outreach and allow us to welcome more new students to our chapter!


Our first GBM turnout!

September 12th was our first GBM, which came with a great turnout! Former Florida Engineering Society President, J.W. Hunter, and our past chapter president, Steven Miller, came to present to us. Pizza and refreshments were served, and we got to welcome a lot of new faces to our chapter! We announced our upcoming events such as the Skeet Shoot in October and our Rez Day Social on the 29th, and look forward to seeing our new members at both of these events!



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