About Us


Introduction
The Arizona Society of Civil Engineers (AzSCE) is a Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). AzSCE is a non-profit professional organization representing over 2,300 Civil Engineers and civil engineering students throughout Arizona. Established in 1925, AzSCE consists of four Branches; Phoenix, Southern Arizona, Northern Arizona and Yuma, two Younger Member Forums for engineers under the age of 35 years, Technical Committees, Program Committees, and three Student Chapters at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona. AzSCE resides in Region 8 along with the Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Tacoma-Olympia,Southern Idaho, Montana, Columbia, Inland Empire, Seattle, Alaska, and Hawaii sections.

The section provides its membership with professional and technical opportunities to advance the science and profession of civil engineering. Our organization provides programs and opportunities for the community, educators and students to learn about the Civil Engineering profession.

Mission Statement
“The Arizona Society of Civil Engineers (AzSCE) will lead the Civil Engineering community in Arizona by advancing the profession through membership involvement and public outreach, and by promoting sound public policy through awareness and understanding.”

Goals

  • Increase membership involvement and participation in Arizona.
  • Increase our public information and K-12 outreach programs.
  • Promote and educate public policy and public policy makers on infrastructure issues by providing awareness and understanding about good engineering judgment.
  • Mentor and support our young professionals and students in technical and ethical practices of our Society.

Branches
All members of the AzSCE are assigned to a branch, based on the geographical location of their address with ASCE. The branches of AzSCE are Phoenix, Southern Arizona (Tucson), Northern Arizona (Flagstaff and Prescott) and Yuma. For more information about each respective branch please refer to the Branch/YMF sections of this website.

Younger Member Forums (YMF)
AzSCE has two Younger Member Forums, located in Phoenix and Southern Arizona. For more information about each YMF please refer to the Branch/YMF sections of this website.

Technical Committees
AzSCE currently has four Technical Committees, which are dedicated to the distribution of technical information in their respective fields of Bridge Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. For more information about each respective Technical Committee please refer to the Technical Committees section of this website.

Program Committees
Program Committees for the Arizona Section are:

  • Membership
  • Annual Section Meeting
  • Awards and Nominating
  • Legislative and Public Affairs
  • History and Heritage
  • Scholarship
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • Engineers’ Week For more information about these program committees contact the appropriate committee chair or your section/branch officer.

Student Chapters
The three Student Chapters associated with AzSCE are located at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. For more information about each student chapter please contact the appropriate student chapter president, facility advisor or practitioner advisor.

National Organization
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.The leading representative body for civil engineers in the United States, ASCE is also recognized globally for its significant contributions to the civil engineering profession. Worldwide, more than 130,000 professionals belong to ASCE, including 8,000 international members in 137 nations. ASCE demonstrates its commitment to the individual professional engineer by providing exceptional opportunities for:

  • Technical Advancement
  • Networking
  • Career Enhancement
  • Professional Recognition
  • Leadership and Communication Skill-Training
  • Savings on Educational Seminars, Conventions, Conferences and Publications
  • First Class, Low Cost Insurance Programs

ASCE is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington, DC. The Society is governed by a 28-member board, and is organized into 21 Regional Councils, 83 Sections, 143 Branches, 246 Student Chapters and Clubs.

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