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American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE members at a construction siteThe Manhattan College chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is made up of a supportive community of peers who are passionate about building successful careers and improving society. Founded in 1927, Manhattan’s chapter has more than 400 members, making it the largest student chapter in the tri-state area. ASCE helps to enrich your civil engineering education outside of the classroom through professional networking sessions, technical lectures and social events.

Manhattan College’s chapter is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers, the nation’s oldest engineering society, representing more than 150,000 members in 177 countries.

ASCE participates in many fun and educational events through the year including:

  • Steel bridge building competition
  • Concrete canoe competition
  • Battle of the Brains, a knowledge and skills competition between the four main engineering disciplines at Manhattan College
  • Site visits to landmarks like Grand Central Station, the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and 432 Park Avenue — the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere
  • Young professional networking events

How to Join

All students are welcome to join ASCE, but civil engineering majors will benefit most from membership. Sign up at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or contact the club directly at