The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department supports several student groups and has long recognized the important role that these organizations play in the professional development of young engineers. Each term, the student groups listed below provide numerous professional development opportunities, community service events, and social activities, all of which help to complement the department's formal academic program. Each group is advised by a civil or environmental engineering faculty member.
The ASCE Student Chapter, an active member of the campus community, has been recognized over the past decade as one of the nation's most outstanding civil engineering student organizations. In addition the chapter has a tremendous winning heritage at the ASCE Pacific Southwest Student Conference as well as at the National Engineering competitions. The Society of Environmental Engineers Student Chapter is an active student chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) and participates in several student design competitions. The chapter has won numerous awards including the AWMA Outstanding Student Chapter Award, best design in the Mid-Pac ASCE water treatment competition, first place in the WERC environmental design competition, and the Intel Award for Innovation.