Great Lakes Student Conference

The Great Lakes Student Conference is one of 18 regions that ASCE student chapters are divided into. These regions are based on geography and the Great Lakes Student Conference encompasses schools from southern Wisconsin, northern and central Illinois, and Indiana. In total, the Great Lakes Student Conference is composed of 19 universities and is one of the largest regions based on number of schools. 

Each April the schools from the Great Lakes Student Conference region come together to compete in a set of Civil Engineering-based competitions. At a regional level, 8 competitions are typically hosted, see the competitions page for this year's competitions. Unlike the others, which sometimes change, the Concrete Canoe competition is always hosted. These two competitions also have a national competition for schools that qualify at the regional level. 

The ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference is governed by an established constitution, able to be viewed below:

American Society of Civil Engineers

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. 

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.

Founded on November 5, 1852, ASCE is the nation's oldest engineering society. Since it's start it has greatly expanded and now represents more than 146,000 members in 174 countries.


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