University of Arkansas American Society of Civil Engineers

The University of Arkansas American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter provides students the opportunity for students to interact with other students, university faculty, and with civil engineering professionals. They do this through monthly meetings with professional presentations, faculty interactions with competition projects, and fall and spring cookouts. The chapter does service projects both on and off campus by coordinating food drives, collecting clothes for those less fortunate, and planting trees at the Woolsey Wet Prairie. Each year students are sent to local, state, regional, and national conferences, including the Annual Arkansas ASCE Section workshop, the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders, and the NWA Day of Training, hosted by the Northwest Arkansas ASCE branch.

The ASCE gives students the chance to apply everything they have learned in the classroom to real-life situations through competition. They do this by building things such as a 21 foot long steel bridge capable of holding 3,000 pounds or concrete canoe. Each item that the students create is carefully graded with the difference between first place and second place sometimes coming down to a few grams. Many competitions also have writing prompts in addition to the construction element. They must present these papers in front of the judges and their peers, further developing their public speaking skills.

These conferences and competitions help the students build their skills and create contacts in the concrete world. They get to interact with students and teachers from other schools. They make connections with possible future employers. They get to practice their skills and learn from their mistakes. The University of Arkansas American Society of Civil Engineers student Chapter would like your support, so that current and future students can experience the same opportunities as those before them.

How to support the University of Arkansas ASCE?

Donate food, drinks, materials, or tools: 
Colton Horn, Chapter President, [email protected]

Be a speaker at a meeting or a judge at a conference:
Allyson Richey, Conference Chaiman, [email protected]
Caleb Lebow, Senior Representative, [email protected]

Donate via cash or check, please specify that the donation is for the ASCE Foundation account and mail the donation to:

University of Arkansas Fayetteville
Attn: Dept. of Civil Engineering
4190 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Donate via credit or debit card:
Designate other department, program, fund
Specify American Society of Civil Engineers (must be entered as shown)

UALR Student Chapter

The recently formed ACI student chapter is composed of students in the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering. In fall 2015, fourteen of sixteen candidates passed the ACI Field Technician certification and four of eight candidates passed the ACI Flatwork certification. Students constructed a scale model reinforced concrete building in the concrete construction class. Students are eager to participate in student activities and the upcoming ARMCA meeting this spring. A UALR student shared first place honors with a student from UA Fayetteville from Arkansas ACI for his research proposal for substitution of stone dust for concrete sand. Students are experimenting with mix designs for a concrete bowling ball.

– Dr. Hollis (Hank) Bray, PE – Associate Professor
  Department of Construction Management & Civil  and Construction Engineering
  University of Arkansas at Little Rock