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American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE is the oldest national professional engineering society, and was founded in 1852.  Their mission is "to enhance the welfare of humanity by advancing the science and profession of civil engineering."  There are more than 150,000 members in 176 countries.  Here's a few things ASCE does:

  • Develops guidelines, codes, and standards.
  • Assists in the development of civil engineering education curricula and accreditation.
  • Promotes and provides continuing education for civil engineers.
  • Enhances the public image of civil engineers.
  • ASCE is the voice of the profession.  ASCE helps members shape public policy to build better communities.
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The McNeese Student Chapter of ASCE

The McNeese student chapter was chartered in 1982, and operates in the Louisiana Section.  Our chapter provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop the leadership and organizational abilities that they will use throughout their careers, and seeks to provide a training ground for the future leadership of ASCE and the profession.  McNeese ASCE has a proud history of active participation in conference and national competition, professional events, and community service.

McNeese State University

McNeese State University opened in 1939 as the Lake Charles Junior College, a division of Louisiana State University, in Lake Charles, LA.  In 1970 the name was officially changed to McNeese State University.    The 121 acre campus is home to students from through the United States and approximately 50 countries, as well as NCAA-certified Division I athletic programs.

The McNeese Engineering Program provides a professionally focused education in multiple disciplines and maintains ABET accredited curriculum at the bachelor and graduate levels.  Our engineering department leadership coordinates with local industry and government to ensure that graduates will possess the technical skills to become successful practicing engineers.  Graduates from McNeese become ethical and professional engineers as well as responsible members of their communities.

Check out more information at mcneese.edu and our engineering program by clicking here.

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McNeese ASCE Events

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About McNeese ASCE

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We're always looking for speakers to come to our meetings and events.  In addition to contributing to the education and development of tomorrow's leaders, speaking at one of our events can be a good way to position your firm as a great place to work and talk about the opportunities available at your company.  We'd love to hear about projects you've worked on, what it's like being an engineer, or career advice.  Contact Us to set a date.


The best way to help our members is to hire them!  Internships are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply their education and gain the experience that will mature them into good engineers.  Come to one of our meetings for a meet and greet or post a job to our Employment Opportunities


Of course, we can always use financial donations.  We'll be conducting several fundraisers throughout the year to fund projects like the concrete canoe, steel bridge, and community service projects.  Whether it's buying a dinner, providing materials for a project, or making a financial contribution, your donation will be helping us develop the next generation of civil engineers and increasing the visibility of the profession. McNeese ASCE is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and your donation is tax deductible.  We'll provide all the necessary documentation for your records.   Thanks!


Our members are always up to something, and it's not unlikely that we'll be asking for your advice.  We know most engineers love talking about projects they've worked on and how they made it work.  We appreciate your time, and you're helping us become better engineers.  Thanks in advance! 

Welcome to our new website!
For Students
  • Stay on top of our student chapter activities and upcoming events.
  • Find out how to get involved with our ongoing projects.
  • Be informed of scholarship and employment opportunities.
  • Access our Resources page for helpful links, chapter documents, articles and publications, and much more.
For Employers
  • Post your job opportunities for free in our Employment section.
  • Check references of potential employees to verify candidate activities and experience.
  • Speak to our chapter about your company and position your firm as the place to have a great career.
  • Stay up to date on the latest McNeese ASCE news and upcoming events.
  • Check out our Employment section to see if there's any available career opportunities.
  • Reach out to McNeese ASCE for help with volunteer efforts.
  • Find ways to give back to the profession with speaking, donation, and mentoring opportunities.
For Professionals & Alumni
Got a lot to say?   Email us at contact@mcneeseasce.org

The goal of our Employment Opportunities section is to help connect student members and McNeese ASCE alumni to employers looking for great candidates to fill their engineer and internship positions.  Current student members will be notified of any open positions as they become available, and alumni are invited to check out our site for the latest jobs.  We're doing our best to help everyone succeed, but please don't wait around for us to find you a job.  Activate your network, fine tune your resume, and start searching!


We think our student members are the ideal job candidates - they know how to work on a team, they're not afraid to roll up their sleeves, and they're engaged and motivated to become great engineers.  Many of them are gaining leadership experience and growing their experience with projects that give them an opportunity to apply the knowledge they acquire in the classroom.   Contact Us to post a job opportunity with your company. 


Considering hiring an ASCE student member or alumni?  Thanks!  If you'd like to check their references or learn more about their experience and involvement with ASCE, we'd be happy to talk with you.  We take our membership and participation seriously, and want to tell you all about the great work your job candidate has done and positions they've served in.  Contact Us to learn about your candidate, or if you'd like to be put in touch with our faculty advisor. 

joiLLeadership Positions Announced

We're pleased to announce our Committee Chairs and Project Managers for this year.  They'll be an integral part of what we hope to achieve this year, and we're proud of them.


joiLScholarships Available

There are several scholarship opportunities available to engineering students - check them out today!  Many of these will be ending soon.  Visit our Resources page to see the details of these scholarships and download or follow the links to your application.

joiLDeep South Conference Schedule Released!

The schedule for the ASCE Deep South Conference has been released and is available for viewing on our Resources page.  You can also see more information on the Deep South Conference Website. We're fortunate this year that our student conference will be in Lafayette at UL - not too long of a drive! 

This is where we compete in Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, and Surveying competitions each year, and it's a great opportunity to meet students from around the Southeast.  There will be schools from Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Lousiana. 

Visit our Resources page to check out the conference schedule and other useful information about the upcoming Deep South Conference, and come to our next meeting to learn more about where we're at on our projects and what you can do to get involved. 

joiLCanoe Casting Day - February 20, 12:00-5:00  ETL 115

Our canoe casting which was previously schedule for February 17 has been pushed back due to delays in preparing our mold.  The mud we were using to topcoat our mold has not dried to the excessive humidity, so it wasn't ready as planned.

We will be casting the canoe this Tuesday and will need everyone's help to get it done as quickly as possible.  We expect to start prep work around 12:00 and will be mixing up our first batches of concrete soon after.  Please make plans to attend and contact Mason or Caleb with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

joiLDr. Jay Uppot Honored by McNeese ASCE and Alumni

In early December, McNeese ASCE partnered with Principle Engineering to host a retirement party for Dr. Jay Uppot.  Dr. Uppot will retire officially in January of 2018, but will continue to be active at McNeese as a fill in professor and advisor to the civil engineering staff.  He has served as a faculty advisor to the McNeese Student Chapter of ASCE since 1988.

Dr. Uppot received his B.E. from the University of Madras and his M.E. from the University of Roorkee (IIT), both in India.  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri Institue of Science and Technology).  In addition to more than 30 years teaching experience at McNeese State University, Dr. Uppot taught at universities in India, Africa, and Connecticut and has field experience as a senior geotechnical engineer in Mexico.  He is an inventor of two devices for permeability measurement of landfill clay liners, holds a P.E. in civil engineering in Louisiana, and plans to continue his consulting services after his retirement.

Alumni, faculty, and students all showed up to honor Dr. Uppot, and our McNeese ASCE Chapter presented him with a plaque commemorating his years of service.  His vast experience, interesting stories, and sharp wit will be missed in our classrooms, but his commitment to the field of civil engineering will continue.   Thanks for everything, Dr. Uppot!