Chi Epsilon District Conference 2021
Cal Poly was once again given the honor to host last year's Chi Epsilon’s Pacific District Conference. Chi Epsilon is a national civil engineering honor society consisting of members with outstanding academic achievements. The event lasted four days in which members from all 15 Pacific District Chapters came together to connect the chapter with industry, allow students to meet with potential employers, and build relationships within the Chi Epsilon community.
Simon Montrose, the Pacific District chair who oversaw coordinating last year's conference, describes his experience as “extremely stressful, but rewarding.”
“The thing that took me a while to realize was that I wasn’t going to get hand-held through it. The whole spirit of the conference is that it’s student-run. It's planned by the students, for the students. Overall, it was some grueling months, but well worth it” — Simon Montrose, PDC Chair.
For Simon, seeing the attendees interact and have fun, as well as the occasional appreciative comments he received from sponsors and attendees made the stress worthwhile. According to Simon, the success of the conference wouldn't have been possible without the help of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Dr. Charles Chadwell.
Chi Epsilon has remained an outstanding honor society that brings attention to Cal Poly and Cal Poly students alike. Members of the organization worked diligently to create lasting memories for its members, its sponsors, and faculty and staff.