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Our student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus. ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning and promoting the profession.


Steel Bridge Team has New Affiliation

The SIUE Steel Bridge team was formed in 1994 and first competed in 1995 and won first place. The team has succesfully competed in the competition at the regional level in every year since. The team has a strong record of success and even went to the National Student Steel Bridge Competition several times, including that first year. But times change and new opportunities arise.

Effective with the Fall 2018 semester, AISC had decided to run the Steel Bridge competition on its own after about three decades of ASCE co-sponsorhip. Because of this the SIUE Steel Bridge team is now a separate student organization which will continue to be supported by the Civil Engineering department and SIUE. The team's contact information can be found on the School of Engineering's Student Organization page at http://www.siue.edu/engineering/students-life/student-organizations.shtml.

Go SIUE AISC Steel Bridge Team!

2018 ASCE Steel Bridge team

The 2018 SIUE ASCE Steel Bridge team won First Place in the Display, Efficiency and Stiffness categories and Second Place for Lightness at the 2018 Mid-Continent Student Conference.

2018 SIUE ASC Steel Bridge team

The 2016 ASCE Concrete Canoe Team video

The 2016 SIUE ASCE Concrete Canoe team was featured in a TV commercial that aired during the 2016 Summer Olympics. Here is the link to the long version.

The 2016 ASCE GeoWall Team Wins First Place

The SIUE ASCE GeoWall Team won First Place at the 2016 MidContinent Student Conference held at MS&T. See more here.

ASCE Student Chapter Steel Bridge Team Wins 2nd Place at 2014 MCSC, GeoWall Team Competes for First Time

The 2014 SIUE ASCE Steel Bridge Team won Second Place overall out of fourteen participating school teams. In a first for SIUE, the newly formed GeoWall Team competed at the conference as well.  A full report of the student's participation with more details and photos can be found here.

The Steel Bridge Team won Second Place overall out of fourteen participating school teams. The team has been invited and will compete in the 2014 National Student Steel Bridge Competition hosted by University of Akron May 23-24, 2014. The Team also received second place awards for the Stiffness, Economy and Efficiency categories and Third Place for Lightness and placed Fourth in Construction Speed and Display.

2014 ASCE Steel Bridge Team

2014 SIUE ASCE Steel Bridge Team – Builders (wearing the white hardhats, left to right) are Drew Ruholl (co-captain),
Kyle Heinzl, Kermit Christmann (co-captain), Zack Dahmm. Support members (left to right) are Steve Driscoll,
David Molohon, Logan Fischer, Thomas Ryan.

The 2014 SIUE ASCE GeoWall team competed for the first time at this competition. The GeoWall competition is also an annual event. The object of the competition is for students to design a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall then test it to see how it will perform in various loading scenarios. Since this was the first time that SIUE has fielded a Geowall team it was a valuable learning experience. They placed sixth out of seven teams.

2014 ASCE GeoWall

The members of the team were Amanda Fisher (Captain), Scott Droege, George Heitzman, Jacob Kampwerth, Jesse Tinch, and Kurtis Weber.



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