What is the Pacific Northwest ASCE Student Symposium?

The Pacific Northwest ASCE Student Symposium is one of many regional student symposia held annually as an opportunity for ASCE student chapters in their respective regions to showcase their skills and achievements by designing, building, and/or competing in various civil engineering activities.

Symposia take place in the spring and include competitions, professional and personal development opportunities, networking, and of course fun, as a celebration of civil engineering and the ASCE community.

The Pacific Northwest region (PNW) comprises of 19 universities from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. This year, the PNW ASCE Student Symposium will be hosted by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, with over 200 students expected in attendance! See the Competitions Page for more information about the various competitions!

Who can attend?

All are welcome to register for the 2023 Pacific Northwest Student Symposium. Students who will be competing in Society-wide Competitions must meet eligibility requirements as detailed by ASCE:

What is ASCE?

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is an engineering society devoted to advancing technologies, encouraging lifelong learning, promoting professionalism and the civil engineering profession, developing civil engineering leaders, and advocating infrastructure and environmental stewardship.

“The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.” —