The WVU Tech student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Department of Civil Engineering will host the 50th annual ASCE Fall Technical Conference on Thursday, November 20, 2014, on WVU Tech’s Montgomery campus.
The one-day conference is an opportunity for engineering professionals, students and faculty to meet, exchange ideas and hear presentations from professionals in the field. Guest speakers, including representatives from engineering and construction firms, the West Virginia Division of Highways, WVU Tech and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will discuss ongoing projects and research in the industry.
“Civil Engineering in the 21st Century is right on the cutting edge. This continued technical learning increases professional awareness of new technological trends, which can improve our modern civil infrastructure in a way that’s safer, cheaper, more reliable and greener,” said Dr. Tigra Yang, ASCE faculty advisor and assistant civil engineering professor.
The conference is also great way for WVU Tech students to network with area professionals and find out about major projects happening in the state. For WVU Tech’s ASCE student chapter president, Haylie Ballard, the event is one of the many benefits of belonging to the organization.
“In my opinion, being part of ASCE is the absolute best decision that a civil engineering student can make,” said Ballard. “Not only do you get to connect with classmates that have similar interest, but you also get to network with professionals that are still involved in ASCE. These are connections you will keep for the rest of your life.”
The conference offers a variety of pricing packages with deep discounts for students, faculty and retired professionals. Proceeds from the conference will directly fund the ASCE’s upcoming activities.
“The money raised by the Fall Technical Conference helps us fund multiple events that we will participate in throughout the school year, including WVU Tech Engineering Open House, West Virginia Engineering and Science Day and, most importantly, the Virginia’s Conference held in April,” said Ballard.
For more information or to register for the conference, visit: wvute.ch/ASCECon2014. Conference attendees can earn up to five professional development credits. For questions, contact Dr. Tigra Yang at 304-442-3834.