CArE Professional Societies
Help Us Learn, Grow, and Change the World!
Our student organizations believe in the opportunity for continuous learning, growing as leaders, professional development, and helping others. We do this through various service projects, design competitions, conference attendance, and bringing professionals to come speak here at Missouri S&T.
Our fundraising team consists of eight dedicated groups:
- ACI - American Concrete Institute
- AEI - Architectural Engineering Institute
- AGC- Associated General Contractors
- ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
- Chi Epsilon - National Honor Society
- EWB - Engineers Without Borders
- ITE - Institute of Transportation Engineers
- WEF - Water Environment Federation
We would like your help in a joint fundraiser to raise money for our competitions, conferences, community involvement events, and the ability to maintain our organizations which allow students in the department the opportunity to learn, network, and grow in their profession. Throughout our organizations, we have students changing the world, from helping to develop infrastructure in developing countries, to coming up with creative solutions to apply to our country's infrastructure, to helping the community through highway and river clean-ups, and educating our peers to help them be some of the brightest engineers in the country upon graduation.
Missouri S&T’s ACI chapter is a student design team that competes in international and local concrete competitions every semester. Competitions are held all around the United States from Philadelphia to Anaheim. Competitions revolve around all properties of concrete including mortar workability, pervious concrete, fiberglass reinforced concrete, and environmental concrete to name a few. Last spring the team competed in a fiberglass reinforced concrete beam competition with the goal of achieving the lowest cost to load ratio. The team placed 7th in their category internationally and 3rd nationally and are hoping to compete strongly again this semester. Your donations will help us with competition travel allowing us to compete!
AEI is the official Architectural Engineering professional society on campus. We hold bi-weekly meetings in which we host speakers from Architectural and Civil Engineering companies. We occasionally visit job sites to give our members a real-world aspect of what we are learning in school. This year we will be competing in a design competition against other universities in which we must design an entire children's hospital from the ground up based on certain specifications.
AGC is the Associated General Contractors organization which enhances students' knowledge and development in the construction industry. AGC has plans to send members to National Convention next fall but we need some major sponsorship support in order to do this. It takes $100 to send one member to convention and we’d like to send 10 members to represent Missouri S&T. Any extra contributions would pay for gas and travel meals to get our team to convention. Overall we plan on trying to raise $1500 for convention in February. We also plan to put our efforts towards bettering our relationship with Habitat for Humanity by helping them design and construct what they need (this semester is sheds for Habitat houses).
ASCE is a national professional organization for civil engineering. The student chapter on campus provides the opportunity for students to attend presentations by practicing civil engineers from companies that are primarily involved in the civil engineering profession. This provides insight into the daily work and lifestyle of a civil engineer after they have graduated and started working. The presentations also provide information that helps the students navigate careers fairs and how to excel in company interactions. Also, the student chapter provides funding for students that would like to partake in meetings and conferences that are held by the national and regional organizations. All funding for the student chapter organization is used to accommodate the presenters and the student members.
Chi Epsilon is the national Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Honor Society/Fraternity. It is comprised of the top 1/3 of undergraduate and graduate students in our department. Chi Epsilon is involved with doing multiple service events each semester from planting trees, to cleaning up the department and helping out in the community. Professional development and networking are also focused on through different speakers from engineering and construction companies as well as professors here on campus. Chi Epsilon also offers student scholarships each semester to brilliant students from our department. Funding is needed to help provide these scholarships, accommodate speakers and members at our meetings, and cover costs of initiation and fees for our members.
Engineers Without Borders is a student-led organization that partners with communities in developing countries to aid in improving their quality of life. Most of the projects involve developing clean drinking water systems, with a few erosion control or structural projects as well. The chapter is currently partnered with four different communities: Santiago, Honduras; Puerto Pando, Bolivia; Erquiz Oropeza, Bolivia; and Paraje Xecaxjoj, Guatemala. Around 30 students travel every year to work alongside community members to implement the projects. Both international travel and the nature of the projects have large financial costs, which are largely funded by donors just like you. EWB would love your help in giving students practical engineering experience while also making a difference in communities around the world.
ITE is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve the mobility and the safety of all transportation. This organization has been unavailable to students here are at S&T for about 5 years. This year we have an excited team ready to restart Missouri S&T's student chapter and spread transportation engineering information to everyone. This international organization has more than 14,000 members and will be gaining new members with the addition of S&T's student chapter. ITE is in need of funds due to the inactivity of this organization over the last few years. Our meetings will be monthly while we start back up. Professionals in this field be speaking at seminars throughout the school year. Funds will go to providing food for our members and speakers during the meetings.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is the professional society for Environmental Engineers on campus. We host bi-weekly meetings with presentations from professional speakers who show us what life is like in the field as well as giving us a great opportunity to network. We also do a lot of hands-on events which include: cave cleanups, river cleanups, biological and chemical monitoring on local streams, community outreach, water/wastewater treatment plant tours, as well as sending members to our national conference WEFTEC, and to local stream team trainings. Donations would help WEF be able to subsidize the cost of some of these events, which could mean we would have more participants and a greater impact on our community.