About Rice ASCE

Rice ASCE seeks to promote civil and environmental engineering interests on the Rice University campus, expose students to real world engineering, and connect students to alumni and professionals.  Throughout the year we invite speakers from industry, visit plants and sites, and organize social events.  We have also supported teams in several civil engineering-related competitions, including the Concrete Canoe competition (see tab above) and the Seismic Design Competition of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

About ASCE National

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest national engineering society in the US.  Its mission is to enhance the quality of life worldwide by advancing professional knowledge and improving civil engineering practices in order to better serve humanity.  ASCE now has over 150,000 student members and that number is steadily growing since student membership is free.