ASCE celebrates 100 years at Virginia Tech
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at Virginia Tech celebrated 100 years since its start in 1923 and was able to gather with students, faculty, alumni, and sponsors for a centennial celebration on April 19, 2023 at the University Club on Virginia Tech’s campus.
The theme for the keynote presentation was “Then and Now” focusing on the engineers and students of today and their accomplishments from the Virginias Conference the weekend prior. The steel bridge team swept the competition with first place overall and first place in the other awards related to the steel bridge competition. With that win, they will be headed to the national competition at the University of California, San Diego on June 2-3. In addition, ASCE member Johanna Capone won the Marr Technical Paper and the Hardy Cross Technical Presentation. With her win in the Hardy Cross presentation, Virginia Tech will get to display the Hardy Cross Trophy for the next year.
The centennial celebration also touched on the history of the program and the sustained success at Virginia Tech over the last 100 years. Robert Scardina, advisor for the chapter, was the keynote speaker and spoke to the 100 people in attendance.
One hundred seems to be the theme for the ASCE chapter this year as they have approximately 100 active members. The chapter holds general body meetings, with guest speakers, about twice a month along with sponsored field trips once a month. The chapter also enjoys social events including a cornhole tournament, coffee hours, and networking opportunities.
The chapter is eager to see what the next 100 years brings for the ASCE student chapter at Virginia Tech!