2009 ASCE Annual Report

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					     2009 Annual Report for
   ASCE Student Organizations
Calendar Year: January 1 – December 31, 2009


     University of Southern California
                                            Table of Contents


President’s Message                                                                              ii


Part I                     Organization Information - Signatures of Officers and Advisors        iii

            Part I.1-I.2   Organization Information – Advisors and Officers                      1

            Part I.3       Membership Summary                                                    2

            Part I.4       Financial Standing Summary                                            3

            Part I.5.      Summary of Important Contacts                                         3


Part II.                   Goals and Objectives, and Assessment of the Goals                     4


Part III.                  Student Organization Meetings, in tabular format                      10


Part IV.                   Student Organization Activities                                       11



Attachments:

Attachment A.1.            Local Student Organization membership list, name and year in school   14

Attachment A.2.            Society- level membership list (from ASCE National)                   17

Attachment B.              Sample meeting announcements, programs, agendas, etc.                 18

Attachment C               Sample newsletter and/or printout of web site                         25

Attachment D               Summary and highlights of meetings and activities                     27

Attachment E               Special Projects Reports                                              37

Attachment F               Financial Statement                                                   44

Attachment G               5-Year Strategic Plan                                                 46




                                                         i
Dear Friends, Supporters and Society Members,

       In 2009, the University of Southern California Student Chapter of the American
Society of Civil Engineers (USC ASCE) achieved great success in competition, special
projects, and university outreach. The year kicked off with the implementation of a 5-
year strategic plan. Over the course of the year USC ASCE met and surpassed many of
the 2009 goals towards the realization of the strategic plan. Our many
accomplishments over the past year are detailed extensively in this report.

       Throughout the winter and into the spring USC ASCE made preparations for the
Pacific Southwest Regional Conference (PSWRC), which took place in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Leading up to PSWRC in April, we met repeatedly with the office of the Dean,
Trojan Transportation and the department of Civil Engineering to coordinate the
purchase of tickets and hotel rooms, reserve parking for the loading of the cargo
containers and to satisfy the strict insurance guidelines for student travel. As a result of
this hard work, USC ASCE managed the joint shipment of our concrete canoe as well as
7 other student chapters’ canoes (UNLV, UCSD, LMU, Cal Poly Pomona, CSULA, and
CSUN). Through our intensive fundraising efforts and the support of our university we
were able to send 38 students to the conference at a minimal cost per student.

      In April we also established 4 new officer positions, increasing the potential for
our membership involvement. The new USC ASCE executive board was able to
implement several new programs including our special project, “Big Buddies”. In the
Big Buddies program we paired each incoming freshmen in the department with a
current USC ASCE member to help ease the transition Additionally, in October, we
were represented by six officers in the fall at the Annual Conference of the Society in
Kansas City, Missouri.

        As we welcome in the new decade, USC ASCE continues to strive towards
becoming the premier professional organization on campus and one of the best student
chapters in the country. As our students continue to develop their leadership and
involvement in USC ASCE, there is no doubt that we can reach our goals in the very near
future.

With Warm Regards,




Kyle Burnham, E.I.T., LEED AP
President, USC ASCE (2008-Present)




                                             ii
PART I. STUDENT ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

School Name:                                       University of Southern California
ASCE Student Organization Mailing Address:         USC – ASCE 3620 Vermont Avenue LA, CA 90089
ASCE Student Organization E-mail Address:          uscasce@usc.edu
ASCE Student Organization web site:                www.uscasce.com
Month(s) of Officer Elections:                     April




        January 28, 2010




                                             iii
1. ADVISOR INFORMATION
Faculty Advisor Name:                              Prof. Henry Koffman, P.E.
Faculty Advisor ASCE Member Number:                304470
Faculty Advisor E-mail Address:                    koffman@usc.edu
Faculty Advisor Phone Number:                      213 740 0556
Faculty Advisor Fax Number:                        213-744-1426
Practitioner Advisor #1 Name:                      Julian Garcia, P.E.
Practitioner Advisor #1 ASCE Member Number:        356626
Practitioner Advisor #2 Name:                      Ed Reynolds, P.E.
Practitioner Advisor #2 ASCE Member Number:



2. ASCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION OFFICERS

From (date): January 2009                              To: April 2009

President                                           Kyle Burnham
Vice President                                      Alison Lind
Secretary                                           Kimberly Boynton
Treasurer                                           Kyle Patterson

Additional Officers:

Johanna Kurth – PSWRC Chair                   Laura Klein – PSWRC Chair
Uzair Faruqui – Bridge Captain                Trevor Deluca – Canoe Co-Captain
Katie Hickey – Canoe Co-Captain               Veronica Thomas – Historian
Toan Ngueyn Le – Environmental Co-Captain     Ed Bullard – Environmental Co-Captain
Kristen Scudder – Communications Chair        Jennifer Toghia – Social Co-Chair
Trevor Mino – Social Co-Chair


From (date): May 2009                                  To: December 2009

President                                           Kyle Burnham
Vice President (Societal)                           Laura Klein
Vice President (Chapter)                            Kristen Scudder
Secretary                                           Ed Bullard
Treasurer                                           Josue Enriquez

Additional Officers:

Trevor DeLuca – PSWRC Chair                   Arturo Kaloyan – PSWRC Chair
Brent Oakes – Bridge Co –Captain              Justin Kwan – Bridge Co –Captain
Emily Ross – Canoe Co-Captain                 Katie Hickey – Canoe Co-Captain
Kevin Flynn – Historian                       Liana Ching – Environmental Co-Captain
Elizabeth Scott – Environmental Co-Captain    Dung Hoang – Communications Chair
Duncan Wilson – Social Co-Chair               Trevor Mino – Social Co-Chair




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3. MEMBERSHIP

Is attendance at ASCE Student Organization meetings mandatory? (select one)                                                   No

Society-level ASCE Membership is: (select one)                                                                     Voluntary

Total number of Juniors & Seniors eligible to join ASCE                                                                163
(number of Jr. & Sr. with CE declared major; average over the year)

Total number of Juniors & Seniors in your ASCE Student Organization:                                                    54
(average over the year)

Number of members of your ASCE Student Organization:                                                                   76
(average over the year)

Number of ASCE Student Organization members who are                                                                     35
Society-level ASCE Student Members:

Statistical information:
     (Total Jr. & Sr. ASCE Student Organization Members) ÷ (Total Jrs. & Srs. Eligible)                            .33

    (Total Society-level Student Members) ÷ (Total Local Student Members)                                              .46


    Note: Please provide membership lists in Attachment A. Please do not include University Student ID or Social
    Security numbers.

Has your ASCE Student Organization collaborated with other student                                                           Yes
organizations on your campus in the last 12 months?
         If yes, please indicate organizations and activities:


                                                                                     Attendance


                                                                                                Practitioner
                                                                                                Faculty or

                                                                                                Advisors
                                                                          Students


                                                                                     students

                                               Program
                                                                          ASCE


                                                                                     Other




                                                                                                               Other
 Activity     Collaborating
  Date        Organizations          (Briefly describe program.)

 1/14       AGC                 Kiewit Presentation                       20          9
                                KIEUL Leadership Retreat
 1/24       KIEUL                                                          1

                                Broomball
 2/27       Tau Beta Pi                                                   17         22

                                Broomball
 11/17      EWB, XE,
            CMAA, AGC




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4. FINANCE

Local Membership dues:             $ 30.00        per        Year

Society-level Membership dues:     $ 0             per       Calendar year

        Please refer to Appendix F for a Summary Financial Statement

Summary for 2009:
   Total Income (2009)                                                                       $ 28,949.78

    Total Expenditures (2009)                                                                $ 42,463.87


Financial position as of December 31, 2009:

    Cash Balance:                                                                            $ 10,631.60

    Accounts Receivable:                                                                     $ 0

    Accounts Payable:                                                                        $ 0

5. IMPORTANT CONTACTS


 Contact Name            Phone/E-mail               Mailing Address           Comments
                         213-740-0599               3620 S. Vermont Ave.
 Lance Hill                                                                   Lab Director
                                                    Los Angeles, CA 90089
                         lhill@usc.edu
 Henry Koffman,          213-740-0556               3620 S. Vermont Ave.
                                                                              Faculty Advisor
 P.E.                                               Los Angeles, CA 90089
                         koffman@usc.edu
                         213-740-0608               3620 S. Vermont Ave       Civil Engineering Department
 Jean-Pierre Bardet
                                                    Los Angeles, CA 90089     Chair
                         bardet@usc.edu
                         213-202-5589               221 N. Figueroa St        L.A. Bureau of Engineering,
 George Huang
                         George.Huang@lacity.o      Suite 350 Los Angeles,
                                                                              MLAB YMF Contact
                                                    CA 90012
                         rg
                         213-593-8401               707 Wilshire Blvd         Provides feedback for student
 Don Sepulveda,
                                                    Suite 3300 Los Angeles,   work and organizational
 P.E.                    dsepulveda@hntb.com
                                                    CA 90017                  publications such as the Annual
                                                                              report.
                         213-483-6490               1212 S. Flower Street
 Farzad Naiem, S.E.                                                           Serves as a link between USC
                                                    Los Angeles, CA 90015
                         farzad@johnmartin.com                                ASCE and industry sponsors.
                         213-228-8262               100 Wilshire Blvd.        Ch2M Hill Engineer & Former
 Danielle Elkins
                         Danielle.Elkins@ch2m.c     21st Floor Los ngeles,    President of ASCE
                                                    CA 90017
                         om
                         310-508-6183               952 Cypress St. #6 El
 Julian Garcia, P.E.                                                          Practitioner Advisor
                         JUGARCIA@dpw.lacou         Segundo, CA 90245
                         nty.gov
                         213-483-4623               1149 S. Broadway St.
 Julia Moye                                                                   Civil Engineering Associate
                                                    Suite 810 Los Angeles,
                         julia.moye@lacity.org
                                                    CA 90015




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PART II. ASCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Summary statement:

In the spring of 2009, USC ASCE released its first Five-Year Strategic Plan. This plan outlined the
goals for the organization to promote its growth and improve its reputation. The strategic plan was
divided into five broad categories: university interaction, branch and section interaction, societal
interaction, internal affairs and conference competition. As required by the strategic plan, this
portion of the annual report will serve as an opportunity to reflect upon the progress towards the
completion of our goals as well as the metrics by which we measure our success. This portion will
serve as a stand-alone supplement to the strategic plan and shall be made available to our members
via our website. To preserve the continuity between the strategic plan and our annual report, the
formatting of this goals and objectives section shall match that of the strategic plan in its categorical
division. The strategic plan in its entirety can be found in Attachment G of this report.

University Interaction

The stated goals for university interaction are:
   1. Maintain
status
as
both
a
University
and
Viterbi
Student
Council
recognized
Student

       Organization.

       •   In
2009
USC
ASCE
maintained
its
status
as
a
recognized
student
organization.

This

           included
the
implementation
of
the
university’s
new
“Involvement
Transcript,”
a
web

           based
program
that
allows
organizations
to
record
events
and
hours
so
members
have

           an
official
record
of
involvement
in
student
organizations.

       •   Recognition
at
the
university
is
a
yearly
process
that
will
need
to
be
completed
again
in

           the
fall
of
2010.

   2. Send
at
least
one
representative
to
all
department
events
for
undergraduate
students,

       specifically
those
events
aimed
at
student
involvement,
underclassmen
outreach,
and

       faculty
or
student
recognition.

       •   This
year
USC
ASCE
was
well
represented
at
all
department
events
for
undergraduate

           students.

These
included
a
welcome
back
Ice
Cream
social,
the
annual
awards
and

           recognition
dinner
and
multiple
freshmen
involvement
events.

We
achieved
great

           success
through
the
Big
Buddy
program
where
the
majority
of
big
buddies
were
able
to

           attend
events
with
their
freshmen
“little
buddies.”

       •   While
overall
representation
was
improved
at
events,
the
executive
board
felt
that

           there
was
room
for
more
joint
events
between
the
department
and
student

           organizations.


The
current
structure
for
department
events
has
all
of
the
planning
and

           funding
as
the
sole
responsibility
of
the
department.

However,
planning
events
such
as

           the
ice
cream
social
is
one
of
the
stated
responsibilities
of
our
social
chairs.

As
such,

           our
goal
for
2010
is
to
plan
4
additional
events
to
the
standard
yearly
department.

   3. Send
at
least
two
representatives
to
all
University
Admission
events,
such
as
Discover
USC.


       These
events
may
be
associated
with
either
Undergraduate
or
Graduate
admission.

At

       each
of
these
events,
the
representatives
will
bring
a
display
consisting
of
no
less
than
a

       poster
highlighting
USC
ASCE’s
activities
and
purpose,
a
piece
of
the
Concrete
Canoe
and
a

       portion
of
the
Steel
Bridge.

       •   As
with
the
department
events,
USC
ASCE
members
attended
all
University
Admission

           events.

At
these
events
our
members
gave
presentation
to
potential
freshmen
with





                                                    4
         regards
to
student
involvement,
time
management
and
the
role
of
ASCE
the
lives
of
its

         members.

4.   Send
at
least
two
representatives
to
all
Viterbi
welcome
events,
such
as
the
Freshman

     Welcome
Luau.

The
representatives
will
bring
a
display
(meeting
the
criteria
listed
above)

     to
each
event.

     •   At
this
year’s
Luau
4
officers,
who
reached
out
to
nearly
35
freshmen
students,

         represented
us.

Participation
in
this
event
allows
our
officers
to
gather
contact

         information,
explain
about
our
research
and
design
projects,
and
to
advertise
our

         upcoming
events.

In
addition
to
the
Luau,
USC
ASCE
has
agreed
to
take
part
in
a
new

         event
called
“Get
Connected”
to
reach
out
again
to
students.

This
event
is
being
held

         on
January
27,
2010
and
should
allow
us
to
reconnect
with
many
of
the
freshmen
that

         have
not
yet
joined
USC
ASCE.

5.   Provide
student
volunteers
for
Viterbi
events,
such
as
career
fairs.

     •   Unlike
years
past,
the
Viterbi
events
in
2009
did
not
require
volunteers
aside
from

         those
serving
as
representatives
to
admission
events.

Although
USC
ASCE
offered
to

         provide
member
volunteers,
Viterbi
was
able
to
cover
the
set
up
and
management
of

         the
career
fairs
and
other
events
without
additional
student
aid.

Over
the
coming

         years,
USC
ASCE
will
continue
to
offer
volunteers
for
events
that
may
require
additional

         set
up
and
staffing
than
Viterbi
can
provide.

6.   Plan
and
sponsor
an
annual
Engineering
Week
activity
for
faculty,
students
and
the
outside

     community
in
support
of
the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
E‐Week
program.

     •   In
2009,
USC
ASCE
created
and
ran
two
days
of
activities
in
conjunction
with
the

         activities
put
on
by
the
Viterbi
Student
Council.

As
in
years
past
we
developed,
funded

         and
implemented
a
“Tallest
Tower”
competition,
which
gave
teams
of
2‐3
students
a

         five‐minute
time
limit
to
construct
towers
from
wooden
skewers
and
marshmallows.



         The
first
day
of
competition
was
open
to
any
student
or
faculty
member
from
the

         university
and
the
second
day
comprised
of
middle
school
students
participating
in

         Viterbi’s
Discover‐E
program.

For
Discover‐E,
our
members
helped
mentor
the
middle

         school
students
and
at
the
end
of
the
day
our
event
was
the
deemed
“Most
Liked”
by

         the
students
who
participated.

Planning
has
already
begun
on
our
Engineering
Week

         events
for
2010.

7.   Actively
support
all
other
student
organizations,
specifically
those
of
the
Sonny
Astani

     Department
of
Civil
and
Environmental
Engineering.

These
organizations
include,
but
are

     not
limited
to,
Chi
Epsilon,
Associated
General
Contractors
and
Construction
Management

     Association
of
America.


     •   Over
the
past
year,
USC
ASCE
members
have
taken
active
roles
in
other
student

         organizations
such
as
USC
AGC,
EWB‐USC,
USC
Chi
Epsilon
and
USC
CMAA.

Our
support

         of
other
student
organizations
has
been
punctuated
by
two
distinct
partnerships.

Every

         April
the
students
of
the
civil
engineering
department
develop
and
run
a
symposium
on

         the
construction
industry.

In
past
years
this
event
has
been
nearly
the
sole

         responsibility
of
USC
AGC;
however,
this
USC
ASCE
was
a
named
co‐host
of
the
event.


         Our
members
served
in
several
key
leadership
roles
and
provided
nearly
75%
of
the

         symposium
“Day‐Of”
volunteers
who
were
responsible
for
running
the
program.


         Additionally,
in
2009,
USC
ASCE
formalized
its
relationship
with
EWB‐USC
creating
a

         Memorandum
of
Understanding
between
the
two
organizations
in
reflection
of
the

         Society
level
relationship.

Our
members
are
now
actively
involved
in
providing
all
civil

         and
structural
engineering
for
the
3
current
projects
of
EWB‐USC.



                                               5
   Branch and Section Interaction

   The stated goals for branch and section interaction are:
   1. Attend
all
branch
student
events
including,
but
not
limited
to,
MLAB
Student
Mixers
and
the

      Student
Recognition
Banquet.

          •   USC
ASCE
has
been
represented
at
all
MLAB
events
in
2009
and
hosted
a
2009‐2010

              welcome
back
bonfire
for
all
of
the
MLAB
schools
in
October
of
2009.

   2. Send
at
least
one
Representative
to
regular
branch
meetings.

          •   To
meet
this
goal,
the
position:
Vice
President
of
Societal
Affairs
was
created.


              Laura,
our
current
Vice
President
has
diligently
represented
USC
ASCE
at
both
MLAB

              and
LA
Section
meetings.

   3. Inform
practitioner
advisors
of
all
meetings
and
hold
one
advisor‐Executive
Board
meeting

      per
term.

          •   This
year
USC
ASCE
was
able
to
renew
our
contact
with
Ed
Reynolds,
one
of
our

              practitioner
advisors.

Furthermore,
all
advisors
receive
copies
of
our
meeting

              minutes.

Professor
Reynolds
attended
two
executive
board
meetings
during
the
fall

              term
of
2009;
however,
we
hope
to
increase
attendance
of
our
advisors
by

              scheduling
additional
meetings
with
the
specific
purpose
of
bringing
the
executive

              board
and
the
advisors
together
over
lunch
or
dinner.

   4. Hold
a
minimum
of
one
general
meeting
per
term
with
representatives
from
the

      Metropolitan
Los
Angeles
Branch
to
inform
all
members
of
continuing
opportunities
in
the

      American
Society
of
Civil
Engineers
after
graduation.

Additionally,
this
meeting
should

      inform
general
members
of
branch
activities
and
promote
interaction
and
socialization
with

      young
members
of
the
branch
and
Los
Angeles
Section.

          •   USC
ASCE
did
not
meet
this
goal
in
2009
largely
due
to
the
time
crunch
at
the
end
of

              spring
semester.

For
2010
we
hope
to
hold
this
meeting
immediately
prior
to

              PSWRC
in
the
hopes
of
gaining
the
most
interest
and
largest
member
turnout.

   5. Host
a
minimum
of
one
branch
activity
per
year
to
promote
interaction
between
the

      Metropolitan
Los
Angeles
Branch
schools.

These
meetings
should
be
more
social
in
nature

      to
allow
members
to
meet
and
interact
with
students
from
the
other
MLAB
schools.

          •   As
detailed
in
the
events
write‐up
section,
in
2009
USC
ASCE
hosted
a
welcome

              back/school
year
kick‐off
bonfire
at
Dockweiler
beach
for
all
of
the
MLAB
schools
in

              partnership
with
the
MLAB
YMF.


Societal Interaction:

The stated goals for societal interaction are:
   1. Send
the
maximum
number
of
students
to
the
annual
Workshop
for
Student
Chapter

       Leaders.

These
students
should
all
be
underclassmen
who
intend
to
remain
involved
in
USC

       ASCE
through
an
executive
board
position.

Within
2
years
it
shall
be
the
goal
of
the

       organization
to
require
all
Presidents
and
Secretaries
to
have
attended
a
Workshop
for

       Student
Chapter
Leaders
prior
to
their
election
to
office.

           •   In
2009,
USC
ASCE
sent
4
members
to
the
Workshop
for
Student
Chapter
Leaders
in

               San
Francisco,
CA.

Furthermore,
we
have
budgeted
to
send
4
students
to
the
2010

               workshop
in
San
Diego.

   2. Within
2
years,
send
a
minimum
of
one
organization
representative
to
the
national

       conference
of
the
Society.

Within
a
minimum
of
5
years,
provide
and
fund
for
a
regular

       representative
to
attend
each
national
conference
of
the
Society.



                                                6
           •   This
year
USC
ASCE
budgeted
for
and
sent
6
representatives
to
Kansas
City,
MO
to

               attend
the
ASCE
National
Conference.

Please
see
the
event
write
up
section
for
a

               complete
review
of
the
trip.

We
were
able
to
send
these
students
using
available

               university
funds,
which
should
enable
us
to
send
at
least
one
student
in
the
future

               as
required
by
the
strategic
plan.

Already,
students
are
planning
on
attending
the

               2010
conference.


Internal Affairs:

For internal affairs, goals were sub-divided into membership goals and social goals. The
membership goals are:
   1. Increase
membership
to
75%
of
undergraduate
class.

            •   In
2009
our
membership
represented
35%
of
the
total
civil
engineering

                undergraduate
class.

This
represents
a
10%
increase
in
membership
from
2008.


                The
benchmarks
to
achieve
75%
over
the
next
4
years
require
us
to
increase
our

                membership
by
another
10%
in
2010
to
represent
a
total
of
45%
of
the

                undergraduate
class.

As
freshmen
and
sophomores
still
remain
underrepresented

                in
our
membership,
we
feel
that
targeting
this
group,
while
maintaining
our
current

                membership
base
of
juniors
and
seniors
should
allow
us
to
continue
this
growth.

   2. Increase
freshman
membership
to
a
minimum
of
50%
of
the
incoming
freshman
class
each

        year.

            •   In
2009
USC
ASCE
increased
our
freshmen
membership
to
five
regularly

                participating
freshmen
(in
2008
we
had
one).

The
strategic
plan
does
not
lay
out

                benchmark
achievement
levels
for
freshmen
membership;
however,
this
years

                representation
of
12.5%
is
below
the
anticipated
goals
set
by
the
executive
board
at

                the
beginning
of
the
year.

Although
the
Big
Buddy
program
was
successful
in

                reaching
out
to
freshmen,
only
3
of
the
nearly
40
freshmen
in
the
class
were

                participants
of
the
program
and
joined
USC
ASCE.

Through
the
early
months
of

                2010,
the
USC
ASCE
executive
board
will
be
working
to
increase
the
value
we

                provide
to
freshmen
by
tailoring
several
meetings
and
activities
(i.e.
resume

                workshops)
towards
underclassmen.

Furthermore,
at
the
start
of
the
Fall
2010

                semester,
our
executive
board
will
seek
to
have
membership
in
USC
ASCE
added
as

                extra
credit
in
the
required
freshmen
civil
engineering
courses.

   3. Maintain
and
track
graduating
alumni,
ASCE
participation
by
class
and
annual
retention

        rate.

            •   From
2008
to
2009
USC
ASCE
retained
90%
of
its
members
from
the
class
of
2010.


                Furthermore,
we
increased
involvement
in
the
class
of
2011
by
50%
on
top
of
the

                100%
retention
of
those
members.

From
the
class
of
2012,
which
was
our
least

                represented
class
in
2008,
we
increased
from
3
members
to
10
with
a
100%

                retention
rate.


The
2009
executive
board
views
these
extremely
high
retention

                numbers
as
an
indication
of
the
success
and
commitments
of
our
student
chapter

                members.

   4. Maintain
annual
records
of
hours
spent
for
each
member
in
ASCE
activities.

            •   USC
ASCE
has
kept
detailed
records
of
our
membership
activities
through
the
use
of

                a
shared
Google
spreadsheet
that
allows
all
of
our
executive
board
to
verify
the

                status
of
our
members
and
their
involvement
hours.

These
records
allow
us
to

                select
representative
members
to
attend
workshops
and
conferences.




                                                 7
Conference Competition:

Conference competition can be subdivided, as in the strategic plan, into several respective areas that
are representative of the individual design competitions (i.e. concrete canoe, steel bridge,
environmental). For the sake of brevity the goals for conference competition have been
summarized as follows:
    1. Complete
all
travel
arrangements
(i.e.
flights,
hotel)
and
pay
any
necessary
deposits
prior
to

        the
University’s
Thanksgiving
recess.

            •   Due
to
the
fact
that
the
host
school
had
not
determined
the
dates
of
the

                competition,
and
that
we
had
not
determined
the
number
of
students
we
wished
to

                take
to
the
competition,
travel
arrangements
were
not
determined
before

                Thanksgiving
recess.

This,
however,
isn’t
a
problem
for
us
as
we
plan
on
driving

                ourselves
to
the
competition
this
year
and
do
not
have
to
book
flights
with
airlines.


                Also,
the
host
school
has
made
arrangements
with
a
nearby
hotel,
which
gives
us

                access
to
hotel
rooms
for
the
duration
of
the
conference
at
a
discounted
rate

    2. Through
a
competitive
application
process,
select
at
least
40
potential
participants
prior
to

        the
last
day
of
classes
of
the
fall
semester.

            •   It
has
been
decided
that
participants
will
be
chosen
based
on
their
participation
in

                event
practices
rather
than
in
a
competitive
application
process.

We
feel
that
if

                people
are
guaranteed
a
spot
at
PSWRC
by
the
end
of
fall
semester,
they
won’t
be

                as
enthusiastic
with
helping
out
with
event
preparations.

By
choosing
students

                based
on
their
participation,
we
can
ensure
that
students
will
be
more
involved
in

                pre‐conference
activities.

Instead
of
choosing
participants
prior
to
the
last
day
of

                classes
of
the
fall
semester,
it
has
been
decided
to
wait
until
mid
February
to

                finalize
the
roster.



    3. Assign
captains
to
each
non‐qualifying
conference
event.

Place
in
the
top
5
for
each
event

        within
5
years.

            •   In
previous
years,
captains
had
only
been
assigned
to
the
concrete
canoe,
steel

                bridge,
and
environmental
competitions.

This
year,
in
addition
to
those
events,

                captains
have
already
been
assigned
to
the
surveying
competition
and
to
the

                geotechnical
competition.

Captains
for
the
other
engineering
events
as
well
as
a

                captain
for
the
sporting
events
will
be
chosen
at
our
first
general
PSWRC
meeting.



                These
captains
will
be
in
charge
of
coordinating
practices,
acquiring
materials,
and

                reporting
progress
to
the
PSWRC
chairs
for
their
individual
events.

    4. Receive
national
bids
for
both
Steel
Bridge
and
Concrete
Canoe
within
5
years.

            •   Since
publishing
the
strategic
report
Concrete
Canoe
performed
admirably
at
the

                2009
PSWRC
in
Hawaii.

The
goal
for
the
team
was
to
establish
quality
control

                procedures
that
would
ensure
our
canoe
could
compete
simply
on
the
basis
of

                construction
and
final
product
within
the
conference.

With
that
regard
our
team

                placed
3rd
for
Finished
Product,
this
is
the
first
time
a
canoe
from
USC
has
placed
in

                any
category
in
the
last
4
years.

            •   Steel
Bridge
unfortunately
struggled
with
a
lack
of
quality
control
especially
within

                the
welds.

To
alleviate
these
issues,
the
team
has
identified
two
certified
welders

                who
are
students
at
the
university
that
have
been
acting
for
the
past
3
months
as

                welding
coaches
and
will
supervise
the
welds
to
ensure
weld
strength.

As
with

                years
past,
the
bridge
design
for
the
2010
PSWRC
consumed
most
of
the
fall





                                                  8
          semester;
however,
the
bridge
team
has
dramatically
increased
its
size
by
hosting

          welding
practices
throughout
the
fall.

5. Win
the
conference
title
at
the
Pacific
Southwest
Regional
Conference
within
5
years.

      •   In
year
one
of
this
five
year
plan,
our
goal
is
to
make
it
into
the
top
5
overall
at
the

          Pacific
Southwest
Regional
Conference.

We
are
going
to
reach
this
goal
by

          practicing
for
each
individual
event
before
the
competition
to
an
extent
that
has

          never
been
done
at
USC.

In
previous
years,
students
haven’t
even
known
what

          events
they
are
participating

in
up
until
the
week
of
the
competition,
this
year,

          students
will
be
chosen
to
participate
in
the
competition
based
on
the
efforts
the

          put
in
practicing
for
each
individual
event.

With
this
simple
change
in
strategy,
USC

          should
be
able
to
drastically
move
up
in
the
final
rankings
of
the
competition.







                                               9
PART III. STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETINGS



A. ASCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETINGS


             Activity Type                                                                        Attendance




                                                                                                                      Practitioner
                 (Use




                                                                                                                      Advisor(s)
                                             Program




                                                                         Students




                                                                                                        Advisor
             abbreviations




                                                                                        Faculty


                                                                                                        Faculty




                                                                                                                                         Other
 Activity    below; list all    (Briefly describe program. Include
  Date        that apply.)        name of speaker if applicable.)
1/14        PM                 1st General Meeting w/AGC             20                                                              9
                               Speaker: Kiewit
1/20        PM                 2nd General Meeting                   14
                               Speaker: Kal Benuska
2/17        PM                 3rd General Meeting                   15
                               Speaker: CH2M Hill
2/18        PP                 E-Week Volunteering                   1                                                               100
                                                                                                                                     +
2/20        PP                 E- Week Volunteering                  2                                                               100
                                                                                                                                     +
2/21        FT                 Rebuilding Together                   30                                                              25

2/27        PP                 Student Awards Night                  44             4               1

3/1         FT                 Concrete Canoe Paddling Practice      10

4/2         FT                 Pacific Southwest Regional            38                             1             1
                               Conference
8/21        PP                 New Student Welcome Luau              4              5                                                100
                                                                                                                                     +
9/8         SF                 4th General Meeting                   46                             1

9/17        PM                 Concrete Canoe Design Meeting         15

9/18        FT                 ASCE Officer Retreat                  17

9/24        PM                 Steel Bridge Design Meeting           23

10/13       PM, PC             5th General Meeting                   31
                               Speaker: J L Patterson
10/16       SF,                Beach Bonfire with YMF and MLAB       17                                                              20+
                               schools
10/17       FT                 Beach Cleanup with Chi Epsilon        5                                                               3

10/20       PM, PC             6th General Meeting                   14
                               Speaker: Mahmut Ekenel
11/4        PM                 7th General Meeting                   8
                               Speaker: Ignacio Roman




                                                        10
 11/17      PM                   8th General Meeting                     15                                   3
                                 Speaker: Mark Smith
 11/17      SF                   Broomball                               13                                   18


Meeting
Abbreviation     Statistical Information:
PM               Number of Professional Meetings (business & technical presentation):         9
PP               Number of student talks or Paper Presentations at ASCE Student Org. meetings: 3
PC               Number of meeting with Professional Conduct (Licensure/Ethics) programs:     2
FT               Number of ASCE Student Org. sponsored Field Trips:                           4
SF               Number of ASCE Student Org. sponsored Social Functions:                      3
OP               Number of Officers’ or Planning Meetings                                    22


Statistical Information:
     Average attendance at 10 most populated ASCE Student Org. meetings:                    28.1
     (if fewer than 10 meetings were held, average all meetings)

     (Average attendance) ÷ (Total student ASCE Student Org. members) =                      .37

B. ASCE SECTION/BRANCH AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS


                                          Name of Host                 # of ASCE              # of ASCE
     Date            Location             Group/Event               Students Present        Members Present
 1/16          CSULA                MLAB YMF Mixer                        2                         4

 1/19          USC                  MLAB PSWRC                            3                         2
                                    Transportation Meeting
 1/23          San Francisco,       WSCL                                  4                        100+
               CA
 3/13          LMU                  SAC Mixer                             2                         5

 4/17          Los Angeles,         ASCE Student Night                    13                       100+
               CA
 9/26          Los Angeles,         ASCE MLAB                             3
               CA                   Installation and Awards
 10/24         Los Angeles,         YMF Board Meeting                     1
               CA
 10/29         Kansas City,         ASCE National                         6                        100+
               MO                   Conference
 11/18         Los Angeles,         YMF Board Meeting                     1
               CA
 12/8          Los Angeles,         YMF Board Meeting                     1
               CA

Statistical Information:
     Did your ASCE Student Org. host at least one ASCE Section/Branch/Technical group meeting?            Yes
     Total number of students who attended ASCE Section/Branch/Technical group meetings                   3



                                                            11
PART IV. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

1. PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT CONFERENCE & WSCL

a.   Did your ASCE Student Organization attend a Student Conference during the year?                          Yes
         Number of representatives attending:                                                                  38
         Name of Conference: Pacific Southwest Regional Conference (PSWRC)
         Location:            University Of Hawaii Manoa
         Dates:                April 2


         Did your ASCE Student Organization host or co-host this Student Conference?                          No
         If yes, please attach a “Special Project Report” as described on page Error! Bookmark not defined. and page
         Error! Bookmark not defined..

b.   Did your ASCE Student Organization attend a Workshop for Student Chapter                                 Yes
     Leaders (WSCL) during the year?
         Number of representatives attending: Students:                                                             4
                                              Advisors (Faculty and/or Practitioner)                                1
         Location:           San Francisco, CA
         Date:                January 23


2. ASCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER & HOMEPAGE

a.   Does the ASCE Student Organization prepare its own newsletter?                                            No
     Number of issues during Annual Report year:                                                              N/A


b.   Does the ASCE Student Organization maintain an up-to-date webpage?                                       Yes
     (Address must be listed on page 1 of the Annual Report)



3. PRESENTATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE ASCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION

a.   Did any student members of your organization make presentations                                       Yes
     outside of your ASCE Student Organization?
     “Working and Interning in the Construction Industry” by Kyle Burnham for the class CE 106
     “How to Participate in Student Organizations” by Kyle Burnham and Katie Hickey for Viterbi Discover (2
     occasions)
     “Funding Request and Summary of Activities” by Kyle Burnham for USC David M. Wilson and Affiliates Alumni
     Group
     “Proposal for the Study of Bicycle Transportation on the University Park Campus” by Kyle Burnham for the USC
     Undergraduate Student Government
     “Proposal for the Implementation of a Report Card for the Built Environment On and Around the University Park
     Campus” by Kyle Burnham and Trevor Mino for Curtis Williams, P.E., Vice President for Campus Development
     and Facilities Mangement


4. PARTICIPATION IN ASCE STUDENT MEAD PAPER COMPETITION

Did a member of your ASCE Student Organization submit a paper to the National Daniel W. Mead                  Yes
Student Paper Contest during the year of this report?
         Author:    Lily Aung

         Paper Title: The Green Challenge: How Ethics in Sustainability is Redefining the Way Engineers Practice.




                                                         12
5. PARTICIPATION IN ASCE SOCIETY-LEVEL CIVIL ENGINEERING EVENT

Was your ASCE Student Organization represented at any ASCE Society-level (i.e., National) Event?    Yes
       Event Name:         ASCE National Conference
       Location:           Kansas City, MO
       Dates:              October 29-31

        Number of Representatives:          6       Student(s)
                                            1       Advisors (Faculty and/or Practitioner)



6. PRACTITIONER & FACULTY ADVISOR TRAINING WORKSHOP

Did your Faculty Advisor attend the Practitioner & Faculty Advisor Training Workshop                Yes
(this year or in the past)?
          Date:             2004

Did one of your Practitioner Advisors attend the Practitioner & Faculty Advisor Training Workshop   Yes
(this year or in the past)?
          Date:             2005




                                                        13
Attachment A




 Membership Lists




        14
                     Local Student Organization Membership List
Aden,
Erik
                General
Member
          aden@usc.edu             5/13

Baker,
Yulia
              General
Member
          ybaker@usc.edu           5/10

Bogharian,
Aline
          General
Member
          bogharia@usc.edu         5/10

Bullard,
Edward
           Secretary                ebullard@usc.edu         5/10

Burnham,
Kyle
             President
               kburnham@usc.edu         5/10

Cabico,
Ashley
            General
Member
          cabico@usc.edu           5/11

Ching,
Liana
              Environmental Co-Cap     lching@usc.edu           5/10

Deluca,
Trevor
            PSWRC Co-Chair           tdeluca@usc.edu          5/10

Enriquez,
Josue
           Treasurer                jjenriqu@usc.edu         5/11

Flynn, Kevin               Historian                kevinfly@usc.edu         5/10

Garner,
Patrick
           General Member           pgarner@usc.edu          5/10

Ghassemi, Reza             General
Member
          rgahssem@usc.edu         5/10

Glover,
David
             General
Member
          dglover@usc.edu          5/11

Grattan, Joel              General
Member
          grattan@usc.edu          5/10

Halajian,
Rai
             General
Member
          rhalajia@usc.edu         5/10

Hay, Austin                General
Member
          austinha@usc.edu         5/11

Hickey,
Katie
             Canoe
Co‐Captain
        khickey@usc.edu          5/12

Hoang, Dung                Communications Chair     dunghoan@usc.edu         5/11

Huang,
Sidi
               General
Member
          sidihuan@usc.edu         5/10

Hurt,
Kylan
               General
Member
          khurt@usc.edu            5/10

Hwang,
Natalie
            General
Member
          nataliph@usc.edu         5/10

Jones,
Brian
              General
Member
          briancjo@usc.edu         5/10

Justin,
Sara
              General
Member
          sjustin@usc.edu          5/10

Kaewwaen, Kent             General
Member
          kaewwaen@usc.edu         5/10

Kaloyan,
Arturo
           PSWRC Co-Chair           kaloyan@usc.edu          5/10

Klein,
Laura
              VP                       lauraakl@usc.edu         5/10

Kwan, Justin               Bridge Co-Cap            justinkw@usc.edu         5/12

Kwok,
Michael
             General
Member
          mkwok@usc.edu            5/11

Lau,
Roberta
              General
Member
          laurober@usc.edu         5/12

Laufer,
Adam
              General
Member
          alaufer@usc.edu          5/13

Levy,
Sam
                 General
Member
          samueljl@usc.edu         5/13

Mino,
Trevor
              Social
Co‐Chair
         tmino@usc.edu            grad

Mitchell, Kristine         General
Member
          knmitche@usc.edu         5/11

Mohammed,
Maria
           General
Member
          momohamm@usc.edu         5/13

Mukai,
Susan
              General
Member
          smukai@usc.edu           5/10

Nacar,
Muriel
             General
Member
          nacar@usc.edu            5/10

Nazerian,
Harout
          General
Member
          tinazeria@usc.edu        5/11

Neary,
Colleen
            General
Member
          nearycolleen@gmail.com   5/10

Nelson,
Sarah
             General
Member
          sgnelson@usc.edu         5/10

Ngy,
Vanlong
              General
Member
          ngy@usc.edu              5/12

Nothnagel,
Alex
           General
Member
          anothnag@usc.edu         5/13




                                               15
Nunez,
Luciano
           General
Member
        lucianon@usc.edu           5/10

Oakes,
Brent
             Bridge Co-Cap          brentoak@usc.edu           5/10

Okamoto,
Lisa
            General
Member
        lokamoto@usc.edu           5/10

Olague,
Stephanie
        General
Member
        solague@usc.edu            5/11

Palmieri,
Thomas
         General
Member
        tpalmier@usc.edu           5/13

Park,
Ji
Min
             General
Member
        jiminpar@usc.edu           5/11

Patterson, Kyle           General
Member
        kcpatter@usc.edu           Grad

Perera,
David
            General
Member
        dpereva@usc.edu            5/10

Peterson,
Kevin
          General
Member
        kgpeters@usc.edu           5/10

Phene,
Marcelle
          General
Member
        phene@usc.edu              5/12

Pitter,
Viv
              General
Member
        pitter@usc.edu             5/12

Pochowski,
Laura
         General
Member
        pochowsk@usc.edu           5/10

Rave,
Chris
              General
Member
        rave@usc.edu               5/10

Rivera-Melgar, Oscar      General
Member
        riverame@usc.edu           5/11

Rogowski,
Ben
            General
Member
        rogowski@usc.edu           5/11

Roman,
Yvette
            General
Member
        yroman@usc.edu             5/11

Ross,
Emily
              Canoe Co-Captain       emilyr@usc.edu             5/11

Sapigao, Izachar          General
Member
        sapigao@usc.edu            5/10

Scorza,
Martine
          General
Member
        martinecscorza@yahoo.com   5/10

Scott,
Elizabeth
         Environmental Co-Cap   elizabas@usc.edu           5/10

Scudder,
Kristen
         VP                     kscudder@usc.edu           5/11

Seki,
Todd
               General Member         toddseki@usc.edu           5/10

Silva,
Cesar
             General Member         cesarsil@usc.edu           5/12

Smith,
Sean
              General
Member
        seansmit@usc.edu           5/10

Snider,
Michael
          General
Member
        masnider@usc.edu           5/10

Song,
Hantong
            General
Member
        hantongs@usc.edu           5/11

Stemad,
Scott
            General
Member
        stemad@usc.edu             12/10

Strochkova,
Aleksandra
   General
Member
        strochko@usc.edu           5/10

Summers,
Jarrid
          General
Member
        jsummers@usc.edu           5/12

Tanaka,
Amanda
           General
Member
        aatanaka@usc.edu           5/12

Tingwald,
Karl
           General
Member
        tingwald@usc.edu           5/10

Urubshurow,
Bion
         General
Member
        bionu@mac.com              5/10

Verzemnieks,
Lisa
        General
Member
        verzemni@usc.edu           5/11

Wilson, Duncan            Social Co-Chair        dpwilson@usc.edu           5/12

Yokota‐Joshi,
Aditi
      General
Member
        yokotajo@usc.edu           5/12





                                            16
                              Society- Level Membership List
                          USC   NATIONAL ID                                Grad
Name                      ID    #                 e-mail                   Date
Bullard,
Edward
          
             475601
   ebullard@usc.edu         5/10

Burnham,
Kyle
            
             467869
   kburnham@usc.edu         5/10

Cabico,
Ashley
           
             495874
   cabico@usc.edu           5/11

Ching,
Liana
             
             508422
   lching@usc.edu           5/10

Crisp,
Spencer
           
             491611
   scrisp@usc.edu           5/11

Deluca,
Trevor
           
             487030
   tdeluca@usc.edu          5/10

Enriquez,
Josue
          
             490801
   jjenriqu@usc.edu         5/11

Flynn, Kevin              
             924026
   kevinfly@usc.edu         5/10

Grattan, Joel             
             509436
   grattan@usc.edu          5/9

Hay, Austin               
             952931
   austinha@usc.edu         5/11

Hickey,
Katie
            
             490795
   khickey@usc.edu          5/12

Hoang, Dung               
             507260
   dunghoan@usc.edu         5/11

Hochhauser,
Brandon
      
             509686
   hochhaus@usc.edu         5/11

Irvine,
Jaimie
           
             927857
   jairivine@usc.edu        5/11

Kaewwaen, Kent            
             951300
   kaewwaen@usc.edu         5/10

Kaloyan,
Arturo
          
             470132
   kaloyan@usc.edu          5/10

Kelly, Kate               
             490792
   kathersk@usc.edu         5/10

Klein,
Laura
             
             495804
   lauraakl@usc.edu         5/10

Lubberts,
Jeff
           
             926562
   lubberts@usc.edu         5/10

Martino,
Viridiana
       
             490977
   vmartino@usc.edu         Grad
Mino,
Trevor
                          49‐1318
   tmino@usc.edu            5/10

Moses,
David
             
             509535
   dmoses@usc.edu           5/9

Nazerian,
Harout
         
             494284
   tinazeria@usc.edu        5/11

Neary,
Colleen
           
             921000
   nearycolleen@gmail.com   5/10

Oakes,
Brent
             
             924128
   brentoak@usc.edu         5/10

Patterson, Kyle           
             461808
   kcpatter@usc.edu         Grad

Phene,
Marcelle
          
             469873
   phene@usc.edu            5/12

Ross,
Emily
              
             509703
   emilyr@usc.edu           5/9

Scott,
Elizabeth
         
             508682
   elizabas@usc.edu         5/10

Scudder,
Kristen
         
             508663
   kscudder@usc.edu         5/9

Song,
Hantong
            
             495719
   hantongs@usc.edu         5/11

Strochkova,
Aleksandra
   
             509720
   strochko@usc.edu         5/10

Tanaka,
Amanda
           
             471551
   aatanaka@usc.edu         5/12

Tingwald,
Karl
           
             950506
   tingwald@usc.edu         5/10

Wilson, Duncan            
             509377
   dpwilson@usc.edu         5/12





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            Attachment B




Sample Meeting Announcements, Programs, Agendas


                      18
Sample Recruiting Brochure




            19
Sample Event Flyer




        20
                  
         
AMERICAN
SOCIETY
OF
CIVIL
ENGINEERS


                            STUDENT
CHAPTER







                                    RECORD
OF
EXECUTIVE
BOARD
MEETING



                                                 2009­2010


                                            Los
Angeles,
California


Meeting
Number:
2



Location:
KAP



Date:
September
2,
2009



Attendees
*
Kyle
Burnham
President

                                  *
Dung
Hoang
Com.
Chair


*
Justin
Kwan
Steel
Bridge

                                *
Kevin
Flynn
Historian


*Laura
Klein
Vice
President

                               *
Trevor
DeLuca
PSWRC
Chair


*
Liana
Ching
Environmental

                               *
Arturo
Kaloyan
PSWRC
Chair


*Kristen
Scudder
Vice
President

                           *
Katie
Hickey
Concrete
Canoe


*
Elizabeth
Scott
Environmental

                           *
Emily
Ross
Concrete
Canoe


*
Ed
Bullard
Secretary

                                    *
Brent
Oakes
Steel
Bridge


*
Trevor
Mino
Social
Chair

                                Henry
Koffman,
PE
Faculty
Advisor


*
Josue
Enriquez
Treasurer

                                Ed
Reynolds,
PE
Practitioner
Advisor


                                                            Julian
Garcia
Practitioner
Advisor
*
Duncan
Wilson
Social
Chair


          



(*) Indicates Attendance


1­1­0
ACTION
ITEMS


1‐1‐1
Treasurer
Review
of
Current
Budget
and
Expenditures



           Action:
Josue
Enriquez
Date:
9/2/2009



9/2/2009:
The
current
budget
amount
is
$30,647.
Currently
our
project
funds
have
$0
(Canoe:
$0,
Bridge

$0,
Environmental
$0),
our
gift
account
has
$0,
our
bank
account
has
$573.48.




1‐1‐2
Safety
Update
No

          new
issues.



           Action:
Kyle
Burnham
Date:
9/2/2009



           9/2/2009:
No
new
issues.






                                                      21
1‐1‐3
Big
Buddy
Update



          Action:
Kristen
Scudder
Date:
9/2/2009



          9/2/2009:
Buddy
contact
info
was
given
out,
all
big
buddies
should
have
contacted
their
little

                      buddies
by
now.
Ice
Cream
Social
tomorrow
(9/3).




1‐1‐3
Concrete
Canoe
Update



          Action:
Katie
Hickey
and
Emily
Ross
Date:
9/2/2009



          9/2/2009:
Ready
for
first
general
meeting.
Have
developed
testing
ideas
for
334:
crushed
glass

                      aggregate,
air
entraining
admixtures.




1‐1‐4
Steel
Bridge
Update



          Action:
Brent
Oakes
and
Justin
Kwan


          Date:
9/2/2009



          9/2/2009:
No
new
items.




1‐1‐5
Environmental
Update




          Action:
Liana
Ching
and
Elizabeth
Scott


          Date:
9/2/2009



          9/2/2009:
No
new
items.




1‐1‐5
Society
Update



          Action:
Laura
Klein
Date:
9/2/2009



          9/2/2009:
 First
 meeting
 next
 week,
 Laura
 to
 follow
 up
 with
 LA
 section
 regarding
 approval
 of

                        constitution.



1­2­0
RESOLVED
ITEMS


          

          No
Resolved
Items.




1­3­0
UNRESOLVED
ITEMS




1‐3‐1
Steel
Bridge
Football
Tickets



          Action:
Brent
Oakes
and
Justin
Kwan
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
We
owe
Cal
State
Steel
a
pair
of
Football
tickets
in
appreciation
of
their
continued

                       support
and
supply
of
steel.
Kevin
may
be
able
to
supply
free
tickets.


          9/2/2009:
Justin
and
Brent
to
check
with
Kevin
regarding
tickets
by
Thursday,
September
3,

                       2009.






                                                       22
1‐3‐2
ASCE
National
Conference



          Action:
Laura
Klein
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
USC
ASCE
has
a
stated
goal
of
sending
two
representatives
to
the
ASCE
National

                      Conference
this
year
(Last
weekend
in
October).
We
need
to
select
our

                      representatives,
register
and
get
hotel/plane
reservations.
Need
to
submit
a

                      Leadership
Fund
app
to
USG
for
conference
registration
fees,
hotel.
Look
into
MLAB

                      support
for
travel.
Ed,
Katie,
Kristen,
Brent,
Emily
and
Hacho
are
interested
in

                                                                              th
                      attending.
The
deadline
for
applying
is
October
14 .
All
need
to
apply
for
the
MLAB

                      sponsorship.


          9/2/2009:
YMF
scholarship
information
was
released.
Kyle
will
look
into
getting
YMF
funds
for

                      flights
only
rather
than
entire
event.
Laura
working
on
Funding
Board
application.




1‐3‐3
Monthly
Social
Event



          Action:
Trevor
Mino
and
Duncan
Wilson
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
Beach
Bonfire
with
all
MLAB
Schools
(funding
from
MLAB).
Paul
Garcia
is
the
go‐
                      to
with
MLAB
and
has
~$300
for
this
event.


                                                                                   th
          9/2/2009:
Trevor
and
Duncan
to
submit
budget
by
Sunday,
September
6 ,
2009.




1‐3‐4
PSWRC
Registration
1‐3‐5
PSWRC
Application



        Action:
Trevor
DeLuca
and
Arturo
Kaloyan
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
We
need
to
develop
a
PSWRC
application.
9/2/2009:
No
Change.




1‐3‐6
PSWRC
Reservations



          Action:
Trevor
DeLuca
and
Arturo
Kaloyan
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
We
need
to
select
a
hotel
and
determine
if
we
are
going
to
get
a
bus
(Cost

                      estimate/quote).
Brent
is
willing
to
drive
a
U‐Haul,
the
bus
is
looking
to

                      expensive.


          9/2/2009:
No
Change




1‐3‐6
General
Meeting



          Action:
Kyle
Burnham
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
Date,
Speaker,
General
meeting
outline
for
remainder
of
semester.
Shooting
for

                                                th
                           Tuesday,
September
8 .


                                                                         th
          9/2/2009:
First
general
meeting
will
be
Tuesday,
September
8 .

Will
be
a
“meet
and
greet”
type

                       meeting.
Katie
Hickey
to
investigate
food,
Kristen
Scudder
to
create
flyers,
Kyle

                       Burnham
to
send
e‐mail.



1‐3‐7
Lab
Safety
Audit






                                                      23
          Action:
Kyle
Burnham
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
Captains
and
Kyle
will
be
conducting
a
Lab
Safety
Audit
with
Lance
in
the
near

                      future
(9/11?).


                                                                                th
          9/2/2009:
Safety
audit
will
be
the
morning
of
Friday,
September
11 ,
at
least
one
captain
must

                       be
present
from
each
design
team.



1‐3‐8
Rebuilding
Together



          Action:
Kristen
Scudder
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
Rebuilding
together
in
the
fall
is
on
a
home
game
day.
Kristen
is
looking
into

                       other
dates.


          9/2/2009:
Kristen
to
investigate
other
community
service
opportunities.




1‐3‐9
Design
and
Construction
Proposals


          Action:
Team
Captains
Date:
8/26/2009



          8/26/2009:
Design
and
Construction
funding
proposals
for
Viterbi
are
tentatively
due

                       October
9,
2009.
They
are
due
to
Kyle
no
later
than
September
30,
2009.


          9/2/2009:
Josue
Enriquez
to
attend
Viterbi
Town
Hall
meeting
on
Thursday,
September
3,
2009.

                       Trever
DeLuca
and
Hacho
Kaloyan
to
write
a
PSWRC
section
for
inclusion.








1­4­0
INFORMATION
ITEMS






1‐4‐1
Four‐Week
Look
Ahead
Schedule
The
attached
Four‐Week
Look
Ahead
Schedule
was
not
reviewed.




1‐4‐2
Officer
Retreat
The
officer
retreat
will
be
held
September
18‐20
in
Indio,
CA.
The
cost
is
$23
per

           person
plus
the
cost
of
food.
The
condos
have
beds
for
everyone
as
well
as
full
kitchens
for

                                                                       th

          cooking.
Kyle
will
be
leaving
around
12:30
on
Friday
the
18 to
check
in
and
get
food.
Need
to

          work
out
drivers
and
car‐pool.




1‐4‐3
Next
Meeting
The
next
Executive
Board
Meeting
is
scheduled
for
Wednesday,
September
9,
2009
at

         9:15
PM
in
Kaprellian
Hall



SC:
USC
ASCE
Executive
Board


Professor
Henry
Koffman,


PE
Ed
Reynolds,


PE
Julian
Garcia,
PE


Attachment




                                                      24
  Attachment C




Sample Printout of Web site



            25
Website Printout from:   www.uscasce.com




                         Current Homepage


                                26
 Attachment D




Activity Report Summary


          27
Activity:     PSWRC 2009 Concrete Canoe Report

Date:         April 4th, 2009
Location:     University of Hawaii

Attendance:
   Students:             10
   Faculty Advisor:      1

Report Prepared By: Katie Hickey, Captain




Activity Summary: The Concrete Canoe Competition gives our ASCE members a chance to use
both engineering and non-engineering skills to create a canoe that exemplifies our students’
creativity, dedication, and teamwork. Preparation for the Pacific Southwest Regional
Conference provides team members diverse opportunities to get involved.
        Several students had the chance to help with the design portion of the canoe. Some
students modeled the canoe in SAP2000 to determine the necessary compressive and flexural
strength of the materials. Others worked on the mold system, finally deciding on a two-step
process. First we created an exact model of the canoe with wooden ribs used to shape foam.
Then we cast a fiberglass form over the model. The more creative members of the team worked
on the theme, which they decided as “Gilligan’s Island.” They named the canoe the Escape,
designed tiki hut stands, and stained waves on the canoe.
        The canoe team dedicated a large portion of its efforts to construction. Not only did we
have to build two molds—which included weeks of sanding down expanded polyurethane foam
and several pairs of jeans ruined by resin—but we also had to spend a day mixing and placing
the concrete in the mold. Following the pour, we built a crate in which to keep the canoe safe
while the concrete cured over the week-long journey across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. As
soon as the crate was built, it was time to sand and stain the canoe.
        For their final projects, a number of student groups in a materials properties class
performed tests for the next year’s Concrete Canoe team. One group tested several synthetic
fibers for workability and flexural strength. Another looked at the use of crushed glass as a
recycled, high strength aggregate. Other projects included testing non-glass-based recycled
aggregates and examining the use of several different types of admixtures in lightweight
concrete. Basically, any problems that we encountered in the spring with the concrete mix were
addressed in these projects to help the next canoe be better than the last.
        Throughout the year, paddling practices were held at Newport Aquatic Center. These
Sunday morning training sessions gave students the opportunity to learn how to paddle a canoe if



                                              28
they never had before, to work on their speed and stamina when paddling, and to learn and
perfect turning techniques for the races. There are a limited number of paddling spots, and in the
end both paddling skill and the number of hours spent doing construction determined the official
paddlers on the roster. We also used these practice sessions as a team-building exercise, ending
each workout with a group trip to In-N-Out.

Activity Assessment: The 2009 Concrete Canoe Team successfully built on the
accomplishments and knowledge gained by previous years, and its work culminated in placing
3rd in Final Product and 7th overall in the Concrete Canoe Competition at the Pacific Southwest
Regional Conference hosted by the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
        However, there are many aspects of the design and building process of the 2009 concrete
canoe that did not go according to plan. The mold design and construction took a few weeks
longer than originally expected and, later on, caused some delays in getting the canoe poured on
time. These delays adversely affected the critical path of the construction schedule and left us
with only a couple of weeks—rather than the expected entire month—to sand and finish the
canoe. Additionally, the concrete mix that we used for the canoe was only slightly less dense
than water. We had been trying to get the density down to around 0.8 times that of water, to
keep the weight of the canoe under 150 lbs in order to make transportation easier. While in the
end none of these issues kept the team from finishing on time, or scoring well, they did change
the schedule and negatively affected the final product nonetheless.
        Moreover, our design paper did not score very well in the completion, and although we
did not get a corrected version back, or any feedback on the paper, we believe that the technical
sections of the paper were not adequate. During the presentation portion of the competition, the
presenters went more than a minute over the time limit as well, resulting in very low scores.
        The paddling portion of the competition was also a bit disappointing, as the only points
earned were from the 6th place Co-Ed Sprint Team and 6th Place Female Slalom Team.
However, the 2009 Concrete Canoe Team performed well above their expectations overall, and
has been able to pass on a lot of knowledge and many lessons to the next team.

Suggestions for the Future: In 2008 the incoming Concrete Canoe Captains set up a 5 year list
of goals. For the 2009 competition, the goal was to place in the top 10 at PSWRC, which was
accomplished. The next step for the 2010 team will be to score within the top 5 at the
competition. This goal is definitely attainable, as the aspects of the competition in which the
2009 team scored badly are easily fixed. A design paper just needs more time and better editing,
and the presenters need to take the time to practice and keep within the time limit.
         Another suggestion for future captains is working on the concrete mix, because it should
not be a difficult task to lower the density of the concrete. A couple of months of design and
testing, with the help of either professors or industry contacts with more experience in designing
lightweight concrete, should fix the weight problem of the concrete canoe. The captains should
also work harder to delegate research tasks to other members and to spread out the preliminary
work, which will help keep the team on time for the construction schedule.
         Finally, we also have implemented a rule that asks each captain to dedicate 2 years to the
position. This allows for a more continuous flow of information and technique. In this way, the
team will have no problem attaining the 5 year goal of placing top 3 in the regional conference in
201, thereby making the first appearance at the National Concrete Canoe Competition for the
first time in over 20 years.



                                                29
Activity: PSWRC 2009 Steel Bridge Team

Date:          April 4th, 2009
Location:      University of Hawaii

Attendance:
   Students:              6
   Faculty Advisor:       1

Report Prepared By:       Justin Kwan




Summary: The Steel Bridge Competition is an annual competition where students must design,
fabricate and construct a steel bridge that meets the given specifications of that year. The
competition allows students to gain firsthand experience in following real world specifications
and parameters assigned by a client.

Assessment: Our 2009 competition bridge did not succeed in accomplishing any goals that were
set for that year. The steel bridge team performed poorly at PSWRC and ultimately came in last
out of 17 schools. This poor performance began with poor planning and preparation in the
months preceding the competition. With no set meetings and only a handful of committed
members, the bridge was well behind schedule throughout the year and barley satisfied the
criteria needed to compete. The initial design was completed early in the year allowing for
maximum construction time. However, with roughly 2 weeks to go before shipment day, bridge
construction had not even begun. Only through sheer determination, and commitment by a
handful of members, was a competition ready bridge constructed.

Future: With the failures of last year’s team in mind, this year’s steel bridge has done a total
overhaul of the overall team structure. Only a few members remain from last year’s team and all
plans and materials have been discarded. The team has been rebuilt, starting at the top with the
captains, where a co-captain position has been created to ensure fluid transition for future
leaders. Coupled with this new position is a two year commitment agreement where the co-
captain will become captain the next year and train a new underclassman as co-captain. This
system will ensure that the proper contacts, techniques, and skills will be passed down from year
to year.
         The next change has come with the recruitment of new members. With a dismal showing
of members during the 2009 year (less than 10), this year’s captain and co-captain have worked
hard to recruit members from all years and backgrounds. The team size has increased from 7
members to over 35+ members this year.




                                               30
        Last year’s team also displayed a lack of communication and association between the
team and faculty members in the department. This year a structural professor has been asked to
act as a design advisor for the team. He will aid the team in checking the soundness of our design
and the plausibility of construction.
        Unlike many other universities, the fabrication and construction of the bridge is done
entirely by team members in house. The welding, cutting, and drilling are all done with machines
available in the lab. As a measure to increase the general skills and knowledge base of team
members, lab sessions have been scheduled for younger more inexperienced members. During
these sessions members are instructed on how to use the tools and equipment more safely and
efficiently. One of those sessions is a welding tutorial taught by two members who’ve had
extensive training in their previous careers. Each member is instructed on welding technique and
terminology as well as how to operate the Miller Mig welder. Proper safety is greatly
emphasized and safe practice is strictly enforced. These sessions are held weekly to allow all
members a chance to learn as well as maintain interest in the team.




        By continually seeking new members and providing proper training, the team hopes to
establish a group of highly motivated and driven members. It is our goal to have members
committed to aiding the steel bridge team in design, construction, and competition for years to
come. Through continued communication and updates between team leaders and members as
well as providing helpful tutorials and lab sessions, the USC Steel bridge team hopes to establish
a winning attitude and environment. The ultimate goal is to become national competition
contenders in the years to come.




                                                31
Activity:     PSWRC Environmental Design Team Report 2009

Date:         April 4, 2009
Location:     University of Hawaii

Attendance:
   Students:             5
   Faculty Advisor:      0


Report Prepared By: Ed Bullard, Liana Ching, and Liz Scott

Summary:
The Environmental Design
Competition is an annual
event where students design,
build, and test a water
filtration system built from
simple materials that could
be easily purchased from
supermarkets and hardware
stores. The team designed
the system to improve water
quality in terms of turbidity,
absorbance, and ammonia
content at the absolute
minimum cost. The main
obstacle to this project, The USC Environmental Team, with poster
however, was time since the
rules were not posted until just a few months prior to the competition. Thus during the fall
semester the team primarily worked with Engineers Without Borders to provide extra manpower
and civil engineering knowledge on their water distribution system in Honduras.

Assessment:
The Environmental Competition typically does not hold the same high profile as the Concrete
Canoe or the Steel Bridge, but in 2009 we attempted to place more emphasis on this team in
order to involve more environmental engineers and environmental science majors in ASCE since
they are largely underrepresented. In addition, the Environmental Team proved very helpful in
implementing ASCE’s goal of forging links with Engineers Without Borders. At the time, the
USC EWB chapter lacked many civil engineering members, but by the end, we had a dedicated
group that was attending most every EWB design meeting even after the Environmental
Competition rules were posted. ASCE members performed structural calculations, assisted with



                                             32
project management, and even assisted with drafting. This partnership continued after PSWRC,
and now one of EWB’s project managers is one of the new Environmental Co-Captains.
                                        In addition to providing these benefits for both student
                               organizations, the team also performed quite successfully at
                               PSWRC. Once the rules were posted, the team embarked on
                               weekly design meetings to quickly design and assemble the
                               water filtration system. The final design involved a series of
                               steps including a cloth filter, aluminum sulfate coagulant, a
                               granular media filter, and activated carbon. This design yielded
                               one of the cleanest final products and scored first and second in
                               turbidity and absorbance respectively surprisingly beating out
                               distillation systems in visual quality. Our ammonia content
                               score, however, relegated us to fifth place out of 17. This is the
                               first year the Environmental team has placed in the top 5, and it
                               has sparked great interest in the environmental competition for
                               the 2010 Pacific Southwest Regional Conference.

                                 Future:
                                        As mentioned
                                 above, the greatest
                                 obstacle that the team
                                 faced was the time
                                 constraint.        This
                                 prevented the team
                                 from        performing
                                 adequate testing on the
                                 system which might
                                 have improved our
 The filter at work              ammonia         content
                                 score. It also meant
the team members had to spend their first ten hours in
Hawaii repeatedly washing the activated carbon and
then assembling the filter. To combat these issues, the The final product
new team captains worked during the fall to try and
secure regular lab space for design meetings. Kyle Burnham, our president, also helped ensure
that competition rules are now posted earlier in the year so that teams have adequate time to
prepare.




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Activity:      ASCE Officer Retreat

Date:          September 18, 2009
Location:      Palm Springs, CA

Attendance:
   Students:             17

Report Prepared By: Ed Bullard

Activity Summary: In order plan for
the upcoming year and get to know
each other better, both old and new
ASCE officers spent the weekend in
Palm Springs. In addition to evaluating
our work and successes, time was spent
developing new projects including the
USC Infrastructure Report Card. The
Constitution was also approved and
strategies were discussed for improving
both our standing and every member’s
overall experience at PSWRC in the
coming year. In addition to ASCE
business, the attendees were able to
enjoy some quality time in the pool or
just out in the sun.
                                           Our Officer Retreat’s beautiful location in Palm Springs

Activity Assessment: The first officer retreat the previous year proved that the event was both
highly productive and highly enjoyable for the officers involved. Plans and preparations were
made in advance so that everyone had suggestions and ideas with regards to our progress toward
our strategic plan and ways to improve our chapter. This year, we also invited a few of the
former officers as well to help the new executive board transition in. Their presense and the
more informal setting allowed new officers to learn more about the roles their positions played
and what they entailed.


Suggestions for the Future: The officer retreat ran smoothly and once again was both popular
and memorable. We hope to establish it as a tradition even if the location must change in the
future. Current officers who will be graduating in May are already planning on returning to
Palm Springs next fall.




                                              34
Activity:      139th ASCE National Conference

Date:          October 29th, 2009
Location:      Kansas City, MO

Attendance:
   Students:              6
   Faculty Advisor:       1
   Other:                 100+

Report Prepared By:Ed Bullard

Activity       Summary:       The
conference was filled with
educational,      business,    and
networking sessions that allowed
students learn about upcoming
trends within ASCE and the
engineering practice in general.
In addition to meeting many
other engineers from across the
country      including     ASCE’s
president, students were also able
to discuss more local issues with
younger members and others
from our section that also
attended the conference.

Activity Assessment: In light of USC attendees with President Blaine D. Leonard
our chapter’s stated goal to be more involved at the national level with ASCE we were proud to
have sent six members of our executive board to Kansas City, MO to attend the National
Conference this year. It proved to be an amazing opportunity to learn more about the direction
our profession is going with sessions including the Vision 2025, changes to the traditional
workplace, new business models and delivery methods, and also future licensing and educational
requirements. Likewise, by pulling so many engineers together, students were able to find
connections in unlikely places. Our EWB chapter, for example, was pleased to learn that
attendees met with their national director and another engineer who had worked on the very
similar project. In the end students found it very informative and were already making plans to
return in 2010 even before the conference was finished.

Suggestions for the Future: In keeping up with our goal we will try to continue attending the
National Conference. In future we will attempt to bring more underclassmen with us to expose a
greater part of our chapter to ASCE at the national level. Obtaining funding proved to be a
lengthy process and required many different sources, so future generations of ASCE officers may
seek to streamline it.


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Activity:      MLAB YMF and Student Chapters Bonfire


Date:          October 16th, 2009
Location:      Dockweiler Beach


Attendance:
   Students:              17
   Other:                 20+

Report Prepared By:       Laura Klein

Activity Summary: This
October, after a few days of
continuous downpour, the
sun came out for the joint
Student Chapter and MLAB
YMF Bonfire. The event
took place at Dockweiler
Beach and was kicked off
with a round of sports
tournaments. Members
divided up to play football,
volleyball, and Frisbee,
while others happily
guarded the fire pit and their
towels.
The night continued with
                                   Dockweiler Beach by day
polish sausages and
marshmallows cooked around the fire. Innovative cooking tools were engineered out of twelve
inch kabob sticks and other materials found lying on the beach. While a few hotdogs were
tragically lost to the ashes most turned out crispy, hot, and delicious.

Activity Assessment: The event was well attended by both students and YMF members. The
University of Southern California Student Chapter organized and hosted the outing buying food
and sending out invitations to the other chapters. CSULA and UCLA also had students attend
the event and it was a great opportunity for the participating schools to interact and meet fellow
ASCE Los Angeles student members. Approximately 20 YMF members also came to the bonfire
and enjoyed hanging out and meeting the students.

All around, a good time was had by everyone. The beach environment provided a fun and laid
back atmosphere in which everyone could relax and celebrate the end of the week and the
amazing Southern California weather. There was such a good response from those who attended
the bonfire that planning is already underway for future student chapter-YMF events.




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Attachment E




 Special Projects


       37
Planning and Execution of Shipping 8 Teams’ Material to Hawaii

Project Participation:
       Students:                                      ___1___
       Faculty (incl. Faculty Advisor):               ___1___
       Practitioners (incl. Practitioner Advisor):    ___0___

       Total Person-Hours Spent on the Project:       __50___

Was course or curriculum credit earned for this project?             __No__

Total Expense:                                        $1,044.26 per school

Project Summary:

        The University of Hawaii has to
ship their concrete canoe, steel bridge,
and any necessary tools and displays to
the mainland almost every year. They
have contacts and a system built on years
of experience, which are things that the
other 16 schools in the Pacific Southwest
Region did not have when the 2009
conference in Hawaii came along.
Prompted by the YMF Director of the
Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of
ASCE, some of the schools in the Los
Angeles area decided that arranging for shipping as a group- forming a coalition of sorts- would
make this venture much cheaper and easier, for some at least.
        After sharing information and research already completed, the initial schools in this
shipping group decided to use Horizon Logistics as the shipping company, as it provided the
most reasonable quote. University of Southern California ASCE President Kyle Burnham
volunteered USC as the location for the shipping containers to be loaded at, as it was closest to
the Port of LA, which would minimize trucking costs. USC Concrete Canoe Captain, Katie
Hickey, a sophomore at USC, volunteered and was agreed upon by all parties involved to be the
liaison between the schools and Horizon Logistics
        Katie Hickey was then in charge of finding other universities that needed help with
shipping and wanted to join the group. She began by working out how many containers would
be necessary and how much space each school would be allotted in the container for their
concrete canoe, steel bridge and any other necessary materials. She then determined how the
trucks pulling these containers would get onto the USC campus, where and how they would load
the containers—which were five feet off the ground—and what would happen to the containers



                                                 38
once they got to Hawaii. This was in addition to being a Co-Captain for the USC Concrete
Canoe Team.
         An announcement made at the Region 8 and 9 WSCL in San Francisco added several
schools to the group. Hickey arranged several conference calls between representatives from the
schools and the Horizon Logistics agent, putting together lists of questions for the agent to be
ready to answer beforehand. Finally there were 8 schools committed to the group, including the
University of Southern California, UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Cal Poly Pomona,
CSU Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, Loyola Marymount University and the University of
Nevada Las Vegas.
         We also needed to ship 5000 pounds of steel that was donated to the conference a few
years ago to use for the steel bridge loading. The University of Hawaii had originally planned on
finding alternate steel on the island to avoid shipping costs, but after several months of searching
for adequate steel with no success, we agreed to bring it with our group and absorb the extra cost.
UNLV had borrowed the steel for another competition and had to truck it to LA with their other
crates to put into the containers.
         With 8 schools there would be 8 – 20 foot canoes shipped. Hickey asked each school to
limit their canoe crate to a 22 foot by 3 foot by 3 foot, with an additional 3 foot by 3 foot crate
for the steel bridge and other materials in order to fit everything into 3 – 45 foot by 8 ft by 8 foot
containers. Two containers would have 3 schools’ materials and the last would have 2 schools’
materials and the 5000 pounds of conference steel.
         The loading area and parking area in front of USC’s baseball field was chosen as the
ideal loading site, due to proximity to the concrete canoe lab, tools, and the department forklift.
Additionally this location was close to a campus entrance with the room to maneuver a tractor-
trailer truck around the guard shack. Arrangements were made with the USC Department of
Transportation to reserve the parking spaces necessary to give the students space to load their
crates, and the process was nearly complete.
         The USC Concrete Canoe Team volunteered to build a ramp to use for loading, and the
schools all agreed to design their crates with wheels to make loading easier. Katie Hickey
determined a date for loading the containers at USC in order for them to get to Hawaii on time as
March 18, which fell in the middle of her spring break. This would make loading easier as there
wouldn’t be several thousand students on campus to get in the way. Also, after several
conversations with the University of Hawaii ASCE Faculty Advisor, Hickey arranged a date and
location for the containers to be dropped off at U. of H. before the schools arrived for the
conference. The containers also had to come back to Los Angeles, so a date was worked out
again for unloading everything at USC on April 14.

Goals and assessment:

        The goals of the joint shipping venture included easing the amount of work each ASCE
chapter needed to put into working out the logistics of getting everything it needed to compete
successfully in Hawaii and lowering the cost of shipping by sharing containers. Katie Hickey
did most of the logistical work, managed all of the schools, and negotiated the price, greatly
relieving the other schools of this burden. Additionally, original estimates ranged from $3,000 to
$5,000 per school. In the end, each school paid $1044.26 for all trucking and freight services.
        However, these goals were not met without encountering several problems. At first
UNLV refused to bring the 5000 pounds of conference steel, citing need for it the week



                                                 39
                                   following the conference for a different competition. Hickey
                                   had to enforce the fact that it was conference steel, and its first
                                   priority thus the conference, to get the steel on the container.
                                   Also, some schools wanted to ship the containers early, as
                                   their students would be arriving in Hawaii early to practice
                                   with the canoe and steel bridge. Others wanted the extra time
                                   to work on their projects. In the end Hickey arranged a
                                   compromise, with the containers getting delivered to the
                                   University of Hawaii a few days before the conference. Also,
                                   Horizon Logistics only gave each truck a 2-hour window to be
                                   loaded before charging additional fees. Loading such heavy
                                   objects into the containers in a relatively short period of time
                                   would be difficult, and needed to be carefully planned.
                                   Hickey made sure to stagger the arrival of the trucks with the
                                   containers, and left an hour between each to account for any
                                   unforeseen difficulties.
                                           On the day of loading, Murphy’s Law ruled and almost
                                   everything that could go wrong did. The ramp was not the
                                   correct height, which had to be fixed at the last minute.
Almost every crate that was on wheels had the wheels break off due to the load on them and the
stress of being shoved up the ramp. Several schools arrived early, others late. One of the
containers arrived 30 minutes late. At the end of the day, somehow everything was loaded and
left USC, and Hickey’s hard work had paid off and everyone went home pleased that the projects
had been sent off to Hawaii for the competition.

Engineering component:

       Katie Hickey used the most basic skills to successfully plan the shipping venture.
Managing a group of people is a simple, but useful skill for an engineer in charge of a team
designing a bridge or in charge of several different groups of students from different schools
with a common goal. Every engineer must be able to communicate effectively, whether with a
contractor on the details of a job, or with different agencies involved in getting plans approved.
Hickey had to communicate with representatives from each school, an agent from Horizon
Logistics and staff at USC to arrange everything involved in the shipping project. Finally,
engineers need to be versatile, and deal with unforeseen problems, like all of the mishaps on the
loading day.

Project impact:

        USC, and Katie Hickey, gained a reputation within the conference as being a competent
planner. Hopefully in the future, USC will be chosen to host other events, like joint community
service events or LA Section meetings or events. Katie Hickey received several job offers after
her work on this project, which is a positive impact in such a negative economy. Furthermore,
next time USC ASCE needs to ship anything, we have the contacts and notes from this project as
a head start.




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                 USC ASCE Report Card for the Built Environment
Project Participation:
       Students:                                      ___5___
       Faculty (incl. Faculty Advisor):               ___1___
       Practitioners (incl. Practitioner Advisor):    ___10___

       Total Person-Hours Spent on the Project:       __50___

Was course or curriculum credit earned for this project?              __No__

Total Expense:                                        $0

Project Summary:

         Over the past several years the country’s infrastructure has been receiving more and more
attention, thanks in part to the continued efforts of the American Society of Civil Engineers and
its Infrastructure Report Card Program. Given the prominence of building and infrastructure
issues that have been affecting student life over the past several years, the University of Southern
California Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is embarking on its own
Report Card for USC and the immediate community built environment.

       Currently, our executive board has approved the creation of a committee to develop the
categories of this study, the metrics by which we intend to evaluate the areas of study and the
formation of an advisory board of experts and representatives of the university, the student body
and the surrounding community. It is our intent to rate the area (including the University Park
Campus) bounded by I-10 to the north, I-110 to the east, W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the
south and S Normandie Ave to the west.

        The study has proposed a structure that will divide the report by on- versus off -campus
areas and attempt to evaluate the four categories:

   1. Infrastructure: An evaluation of the physical state and capacity of the infrastructure in the
      area including street quality, intersection capacity and potential areas for increased risk to
      pedestrians, bikes and vehicles.
   2. Structure: An examination of the age, condition and use of the structures on campus and
      in the surrounding area considering the building usage, most recent seismic upgrade or
      design, and the average age of the structures compared to their design ages.
   3. Connectivity: An analysis of the ability of students and the USC community to connect
      on campus and with the greater Los Angeles area through evaluation of on campus
      transportation options, parking capacity of the study area, and the effectiveness of public
      transportation in the study area.
   4. Sustainability: A review of the current sustainable practices of the University as well as
      the proposed development of the area by evaluating the current state of buildings on
      campus, the proposals and incentives for sustainable development and the impact of
      future development on the surrounding community.

      



                                                 41
        This report card will be developed primarily though the work of our student members of
USC ASCE; however, we are partnering with the university and surrounding community so that
this process can move forward with the goal of identifying areas that may not have received
attention on a macro level. It is our hope that through this partnership this report card can serve
more as an educational tool for students and the USC community than a critique of the practices
of the University or any service providers in the area. One current example of the projects
applicability is a Bicycle Transportation Study being performed (a sub section of the
Infrastructure grade) that is creating parking prediction models as well as flow prediction models
to evaluate the current status of bicycle facilities on campus. This project will be completed in
2010 and published prior to January 1, 2011.

Project Goals:

        The primary goal of our report card is to raise the awareness of the built environment of
the students, faculty and community members around USC. The area surrounding USC is rife
with potholes and aging buildings. Furthermore, it is our goal to partner with community
members, student government and university administration to develop metrics for evaluation
that provide actionable feedback. To be successful, this report card needs to identify problems
and successes in a manner that allows for changes and improvements to be made. Finally, this
report card is an opportunity for the members of USC ASCE to develop skills working for and
with the users of systems that they will be designing. In these functions, the report card should
serve as an educational tool for both the members of USC ASCE and the community at large.




                                                42
                                           Big Buddy Program





People:
Number of Students: 17
Number of Others: 28

Time:
Total Hours thus far: 20
Type of Activity: Social



Summary:
This
year
the
USC
ASCE
chapter

established
a
Big
Buddy
program
with
the

purpose
of
pairing
incoming
Civil
and
                                                                                     

                                                     

Environmental
Engineering
students
with
             At
the
Ice
Cream
Social
hosted
by
the
department
on
September
3,

upper
classmen
in
the
Sonny
Astani
                  2009,
many
of
the
new
freshman
and
transfer
students
were
able
to

                                                     meet
up
with
their
buddies
and
mingle
with
other
civil
engineering

Department
of
Civil
and
Environmental
               students
and
faculty
while
enjoying
the
cold
ice
cream
on
a
hot
day.


Engineering.
By
pairing
incoming
students

with
an
older
ASCE
member,
we
hoped
to

ease
their
transition
into
life
at
USC.
The
mentoring
program
served
as
a
resource
for
incoming

freshmen
and
transfers
by
matching
them
with
civil
engineering
upper
classmen
who
could

answer
their
questions
about
college
life,
classes
and
engineering.




Assessment:
After
advertising
to
the
incoming
class
of
civil
engineers
through
email
and
a

booth
at
the
Viterbi
Freshman
Luau,
we
had
a
total
of
26
freshman
and
transfer
students
sign

up
to
be
paired
with
16
upper
classmen
big
buddies.

Buddies
were
encouraged
to
keep
in

touch
through
phone
and
email,
and
ASCE
also
teamed
up
with
the
Sonni
Astani
Department
to

provide
social
events
such
as
the
Welcome
Back
Ice
Cream
Social.

The
Ice
Cream
social
gave

new
students
a
chance
to
meet
and
spend
time
with
other
students,
faculty,
and
advisors.


                                         

                                         Future:
While
there
were
a
large
number
of
students
in

                                         the
Big
Buddy
Program
this
year,
we
have
hopes
to

                                         expand
the
program
next
year
and
offer
more
events
for

                                         buddies
and
students
to
attend
together.

We
got
off
to
a

                                         late
start
this
year
and
only
had
a
few
weeks
to
advertise

                                         to
incoming
students.

By
starting
the
program
at
the
end

                                         of
the
school
year
instead
of
during
the
summer,
we

                                         hope
to
allow
incoming
students
more
time
to
contact

                                         their
buddy
with
questions
before
the
start
of
school.





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Attachment F




Financial Statement


        44
                        ATTACHMENT F – FINANCIAL STATEMENT SUMMARY

1.   Local Membership Dues
            Spring 2009           (_3_ members @ $_30_/member)                                        90
            Spring 2009           (_1_ members @ $_25_/member)                                        25
            Spring 2009           PSWRC Membership Fees                                               6800
            Spring 2009           $25 dual membership less Credit Card Fees                           306.50
            Fall 2009             (49__ members @ $30__/member)                                       1470


2.   Allocation from University (e.g., Student Life or Associated Students at ___ University)         8800

3.   Donations from sponsors
        e.g., Mr. Jose Perez, P.E., XYZ Water Engineers, Mytown, ST (alumnus)                         7767
        e.g., ASCE ___ Section                                                                        3691.28

4.   Other Fundraisers
        e.g., Dog wash at SUDS-R-US                                                                   N/A
        e.g. Weekly bagel and coffee sales                                                            N/A

                                                                                     Total Income:    28,949.78

5. Cash Balance                                                                       Dec. 31 2008   24,145.68

EXPENSES

1.   Professional Meetings
         Food and Beverages                                                                           777.29
         Printing                                                                                     N/A

2.   Attendance at WSCL
         Airfare/mileage                                                                              1322.40
         Lodging                                                                                      N/A
         Food                                                                                         N/A

3.   Competitions
        Competition: PSWRC_________ (List each competition’s costs separately)
            Materials and supplies                                                                    8003.90

4.   Conference Participation
        Registration (__ students@ $__./ student):                                                    2870
        Airfare/Mileage                                                                               24661.67
        Lodging                                                                                       4828.61

5.   Special Projects
         Project: ________________
             Materials and supplies                                                               N/A
             Travel                                                                               N/A
             Other (specify)                                                                      N/A
                                                                                Total Expenses: $42,463.87
                                                         2009 Cash Flow (Income – Expenses): - $13514.09
              Current Balance as of December 31, 2009 (Balance Dec. 31, 2008 + 2009 Cash Flow): $10,631.60




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   Attachment G




2009 Five Year Strategic Plan




             46
EXECUTIVE
SUMMARY

         To develop a consistent year-to-year plan for the University of Southern California
Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 2008-2009 Executive Board
developed the following strategic plan outlining the organization goals for the next five years.
USC ASCE has developed goals for 8 categories of the organization branching from internal
affairs to society interaction. Each of these categories is divided into goals for the category and
the plan for implementing these goals as well as judging their completion.
    The goals detailed in this plan are focus on four key areas of USC ASCE’s organizational
performance. These areas are:
    1. Representation
at
events
of
the
University
of
Southern
California,
specifically
those
of

         the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering

    2. ASCE
local
and
societal
representation
of
USC
students

    3. Conference
competition
and
standing

    4. Representation
of
undergraduate
students
involved
or
interested
in
the
field
of
Civil

         Engineering.


        In the development of the strategic goals, the Executive board examined the USC ASCE
constitution, mission statement and past interaction with the university, local branches of ASCE
and the society as a whole. These goals were constructed based on the experiences of the
organization over the past four years. While these goals are intended to provide direction for the
organization, they are not intended to prevent each executive boards from establishing and
pursuing yearly goals they deem appropriate for the organization.
        As USC ASCE strives to meet and achieve these goals, yearly progress will be recorded
and reported in the annual report as well as shared with members, friends and supports at the
annual awards and recognition ceremony. Copies of the annual report may be found online at
http://viterbistdents.usc.edu/asce or requested by emailing uscasce@usc.edu.




“The
American
Society
of
Civil
Engineers
Student
Chapter
at
the

University
of
Southern
California
is
a
student­run
organization
that

enriches
the
lives
of
civil
engineering
students
through
social
events,

community
service,
industry
interaction,
and
engineering
competitions.


USC
ASCE
seeks
to
serve
as
the
link
between
the
university
and

professional
experience.”




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UNIVERSITY
INTERACTION

         The American Society of Civil Engineers has been an integral part of civil engineering
life on the campus of the University of Southern California since 1924. As the University has
grown, so has our student chapter. In order to ensure that the student chapter goals and mission
remain in agreement with those of the University, we gathered feedback from the Sonny Astani
Department of Civil Engineering and the Viterbi School of Engineering. Furthermore, we
reviewed the current University goals and mission statement. The goals and implementation
strategies discussed below have been generated from careful consideration of the feedback,
University goals and the objectives of USC ASCE as outlined in our constitution.

GOALS

   8. Maintain
status
as
both
a
University
and
Viterbi
Student
Council
recognized
Student

       Organization.

   9. Send
at
least
one
representative
to
all
department
events
for
undergraduate
students,

       specifically
those
events
aimed
at
student
involvement,
underclassmen
outreach,
and

       faculty
or
student
recognition.

   10. Send
at
least
two
representatives
to
all
University
Admission
events,
such
as
Discover

       USC.

These
events
may
be
associated
with
either
Undergraduate
or
Graduate

       admission.

At
each
of
these
events,
the
representatives
will
bring
a
display
consisting
of

       no
less
than
a
poster
highlighting
USC
ASCE’s
activities
and
purpose,
a
piece
of
the

       Concrete
Canoe
and
a
portion
of
the
Steel
Bridge.

   11. Send
at
least
two
representatives
to
all
Viterbi
welcome
events,
such
as
the
Freshman

       Welcome
Luau.

The
representatives
will
bring
a
display
(meeting
the
criteria
listed

       above)
to
each
event.

   12. Provide
student
volunteers
for
Viterbi
events,
such
as
career
fairs.

   13. Plan
and
sponsor
an
annual
Engineering
Week
activity
for
faculty,
students
and
the

       outside
community
in
support
of
the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
E‐Week
program.

   14. Actively
support
all
other
student
organizations,
specifically
those
of
the
Sonny
Astani

       Department
of
Civil
and
Environmental
Engineering.

These
organizations
include,
but

       are
not
limited
to,
Chi
Epsilon,
Associated
General
Contractors
and
Construction

       Management
Association
of
America.



IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

   1. This
goal
shall
be
satisfied
each
year
by
compliance
with
the
recognition
program

      outlined
by
the
University
Office
of
Campus
Affairs
and
the
Viterbi
Student
Council.

To

      assist
in
the
compliance
with
this
program,
each
Executive
board
shall
maintain
accurate

      records
of
student
involvement
and
shall
begin
the
recruitment
process
for
members
no

      later
than
the
first
day
of
classes
for
the
fall
semester.

This
goal
must
be
met
on
a
yearly

      basis
by
the
completion
of
both
recognition
processes.

   2. USC
ASCE
shall
work
with
the
Sonny
Astani
Department
of
Civil
and
Environmental

      Engineering
Student
Services
to
provide
organization
representation
at
department

      events.

If
required
USC
ASCE
will
furnish
a
presentation
or
display
for
use
by
the

      department
in
its
events.

USC
ASCE
participation
shall
be
recorded
and
reported
on
a

      yearly
basis
in
the
Annual
Report.

This
report
shall
be
submitted
to
the
department
for

      feedback
on
USC
ASCE
involvement
and
suggestions
for
improvement.



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   3. USC
ASCE
shall
work
with
the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
to
provide
organization

      representation
at
admission
events.

USC
ASCE
participation
shall
be
recorded
and

      reported
on
a
yearly
basis
in
the
Annual
Report.

This
report
shall
be
submitted
to
the

      Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
for
feedback
on
USC
ASCE
involvement
and
suggestions
for

      improvement.

   4. USC
ASCE
shall
work
with
the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
to
provide
organization

      representation
at
welcome
events.

USC
ASCE
participation
shall
be
recorded
and

      reported
on
a
yearly
basis
in
the
Annual
Report.

This
report
shall
be
submitted
to
the

      Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
for
feedback
on
USC
ASCE
involvement
and
suggestions
for

      improvement.

   5. USC
ASCE
shall
work
with
the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering
to
provide
volunteers
as

      requested.

USC
ASCE
participation
shall
be
recorded
and
reported
on
a
yearly
basis
in

      the
Annual
Report.

This
report
shall
be
submitted
to
the
Viterbi
School
of
Engineering

      for
feedback
on
USC
ASCE
involvement
and
suggestions
for
improvement.

   6. This
goal
shall
be
satisfied
each
year
through
the
planning
and
implementation
of
an

      Engineering
Week
event
in
coordination
with
both
the
Viterbi
Student
Council
and

      Viterbi
School
of
Engineering’s
E‐week
activities.

Examples
of
these
events
include
the

      Tallest
Tower
or
the
Popsicle
Stick
Bridge
Competition.

The
event
does
not
need
to
be

      of
a
competitive
nature
and
may
be
demonstrative/instructive
(i.e.
a
“How
To”
session).


      In
addition
to
participating
in
the
Viterbi
E‐Week
event,
USC
ASCE
shall
strive
to
host

      and
participate
in
any
MLAB
and
LA
Section
events
corresponding
to
National

      Engineering
Week.

   7. USC
ASCE
shall
hold
joint
meetings
and
events
with
the
organizations
of
the
Sonny

      Astani
Department
of
Civil
and
Environmental
Engineering
whenever
the
objectives
of

      both
organizations
overlap.

These
meetings
may
involve
professional
development,

      industry
speakers,
special
events
(i.e.
the
Annual
Symposium)
or
social
events.

Joint

      events
shall
be
reported
on
a
yearly
basis
in
the
annual
report.

Although
there
is
no
set

      number
of
joint
events
to
be
held
per
year,
it
is
recommended
that
USC
ASCE
strive
for

      at
least
one
joint
event
per
month
during
the
school
year.



BRANCH
LEVEL
INTERACTION

        In past years USC ASCE has had limited relations with the Metropolitan Los Angeles
Branch. Contact has consisted mainly of attendance at the branch student mixers and annual
recognition dinner. We feel that the lack of regular attendance at branch meetings and
interaction with the American Society of Civil Engineers outside of the university level is a
detriment to the overall quality of the organization. The branch should provide one of the
biggest resources for the organization; however, it is the responsibility of the organization to
actively utilize this resource. The following goals have been developed to improve the
representation of USC ASCE at the branch level.

GOALS

   6. Attend
all
branch
student
events
including,
but
not
limited
to,
MLAB
Student
Mixers
and

      the
Student
Recognition
Banquet.

   7. Send
at
least
one
Representative
to
regular
branch
meetings.



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   8. Inform
practitioner
advisors
of
all
meetings
and
hold
one
advisor‐Executive
Board

       meeting
per
term.

   9. Hold
a
minimum
of
one
general
meeting
per
term
with
representatives
from
the

       Metropolitan
Los
Angeles
Branch
to
inform
all
members
of
continuing
opportunities
in

       the
American
Society
of
Civil
Engineers
after
graduation.

Additionally,
this
meeting

       should
inform
general
members
of
branch
activities
and
promote
interaction
and

       socialization
with
young
members
of
the
branch
and
Los
Angeles
Section.

   10. Host
a
minimum
of
one
branch
activity
per
year
to
promote
interaction
between
the

       Metropolitan
Los
Angeles
Branch
schools.

These
meetings
should
be
more
social
in

       nature
to
allow
members
to
meet
and
interact
with
students
from
the
other
MLAB

       schools.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

   1. This
goal
shall
be
accomplished
by
regular
correspondence
with
the
Metropolitan
Los

      Angeles
Branch.

As
a
member
of
the
MLAB
Younger
Member
Forum,
it
is
the

      responsibility
of
USC
ASCE
to
send
at
a
minimum,
the
President
of
the
organization
to

      each
of
the
Student
Mixers.

Additionally,
the
organization
should
strive
to
send
as
many

      members
as
possible
to
the
Student
Recognition
Banquet.

This
goal
will
be
considered

      met
annually
by
attendance
of
all
Student
Mixers
and
a
minimum
attendance
of
20

      members
at
the
Student
Recognition
Banquet
by
2010.

   2. This
goal
will
be
met
by
the
creation
of
an
executive
board
position
dedicated
to

      attending
branch
and
section
meetings.

This
position
shall
be
called
Vice
President
of

      Society
Relations
and
will
be
responsible
for
the
representation
of
USC
ASCE
as
proxy
of

      the
President
and
organization
at
all
branch
and
section
meetings.

It
is
the
intent
of
this

      position
to
provide
a
single
line
of
communication
to
simplify
the
communications

      between
the
branch,
section
and
USC
ASCE.

   3. It
shall
be
the
responsibility
of
the
President
to
regularly
correspond
with
both

      practitioner
advisors
of
USC
ASCE
and
to
inform
them
of
all
meetings.

The
president

      shall
coordinate
the
joint
meeting
between
the
advisors
and
the
executive
board
to

      occur
at
least
once
per
term.

Satisfaction
of
this
goal
will
be
evaluated
annually
as
part

      of
the
internal
statistics
published
concurrent
with
the
annual
report.

   4. The
President
and
Vice
President
of
Society
Relations
shall
coordinate
a
minimum
of
one

      general
meeting
per
term
with
representatives
from
the
branch
and
section.


      Satisfaction
of
this
goal
will
be
evaluated
annually
and
published
in
the
Annual
Report.

   5. The
executive
board
feels
that
USC
ASCE
must
promote
more
interaction
between
other

      MLAB
schools
to
achieve
its
objectives.

Socialization
and
interaction
between
students

      of
MLAB
Schools
will
allow
members
to
learn
from
the
effective
strategies
that
other

      schools
use.

This
goal
shall
be
satisfied
yearly
and
reported
in
the
Annual
Report.



SOCIETY
LEVEL
INTERACTION

       First and foremost, USC ASCE is the representative of the American Society of Civil
Engineers on the University of Southern California campus. Its role is to integrate the goals of
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social lives of civil engineering students. In order to represent the interests of the Society
honestly, it is critical that USC ASCE maintain continued communication and interaction with
the Society through sponsored events and programs.

GOALS

   3. Send
the
maximum
number
of
students
to
the
annual
Workshop
for
Student
Chapter

      Leaders.

These
students
should
all
be
underclassmen
who
intend
to
remain
involved
in

      USC
ASCE
through
an
executive
board
position.

Within
2
years
it
shall
be
the
goal
of
the

      organization
to
require
all
Presidents
and
Secretaries
to
have
attended
a
Workshop
for

      Student
Chapter
Leaders
prior
to
their
election
to
office.

   4. Within
2
years,
send
a
minimum
of
one
organization
representative
to
the
national

      conference
of
the
Society.

Within
a
minimum
of
5
years,
provide
and
fund
for
a
regular

      representative
to
attend
each
national
conference
of
the
Society.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

   1. The
President
and
Treasurer
shall
budget
to
send
the
maximum
number
of
students
at

      the
initial
registration
cost
(currently
four
students)
and
a
minimum
of
one
faculty

      member
to
the
annual
Workshop
for
Student
Chapter
Leaders.

By
the
2010‐2011
school

      year,
all
Presidents,
Vice
Presidents
and
Secretaries
will
be
strongly
encouraged
to
have

      attended.

USC
ASCE
shall
not
discriminate
in
the
nomination
process
for
new
officers
by

      who
has
attended
the
Workshop
for
Student
Chapter
Leaders;
however,
we
believe
that

      the
exposure
to
Society
expectations
and
leadership
prior
to
taking
office
will
benefit

      the
organization
leadership
by
providing
feedback
and
suggestions
for
leadership

      strategies.

   2. The
Treasurer
and
President
shall
budget
to
pay
for
the
travel
and
lodging
expenses
as

      well
as
registration
fees
for
one
Executive
Board
Member
to
travel
to
the
national

      conference
of
the
Society.

Within
a
minimum
of
5
years
the
Treasure
and
President

      shall
budget
these
expenses
annually.



INTERNAL
AFFAIRS

        The strength of a student organization lies in the successful administration of the
organization. We feel it is the responsibility of the Executive board to accurately maintain
record of attendance, goals, transition documents, statistics and minutes for the use of future
executive boards for the planning and execution of their duties. The following goals have been
developed directly by the executive board based off its experiences and suggestions from our
advisors. While these goals provide a foundation for future executive boards, we feel that it is
the responsibility of each executive board to establish its own administrative goals and to report
upon their progress and achievement regularly.

GOALS

MEMBERSHIP

  5. Increase
membership
to
75%
of
undergraduate
class.

  6. Increase
freshman
membership
to
a
minimum
of
50%
of
the
incoming
freshman
class

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year.



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   7. Maintain
and
track
graduating
alumni,
ASCE
participation
by
class
and
annual
retention

      rate.

   8. Maintain
annual
records
of
hours
spent
for
each
member
in
ASCE
activities.


SOCIAL

   1. Host
at
least
one
social
event
per
month,
amounting
to
9
events
per
academic
school

      year.

   2. Achieve
attendance
of
at
least
50%
of
all
USC
ASCE
members
at
each
event.

   3. Ensure
a
minimal
budget
impact,
meaning
a
maximum
of
4%
of
the
total
funds
available

      to
USC
ASCE.

   4. Establish
a
benchmark
of
social
event
success
to
be
surpassed
each
year.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

MEMBERSHIP

  1. Work
actively
to
recruit
and
retain
members
through
a
variety
of
events
targeting
all

     branches
of
civil
engineering.

Establish
semester
schedule
prior
to
the
start
of
each

     schedule.

Through
the
data
gathered
in
membership
goal
3,
target
specific
groups
that

     are
under
represented
in
ASCE.

Progress
towards
this
goal
shall
be
met
if
the

     organization
increases
representation
each
year,
from
approximately
25%
in
2008‐2009,

     by
10%
(Benchmarks:
35%,
45%,
55%,
65%,
75%).

  2. Introduce
a
“Big
Buddy”
program
to
partner
each
incoming
freshman
with
a
current

     ASCE
member.

Additionally,
create
“Big
Buddy
Families”
or
groups
of
three
big
buddies

     and
three
freshmen
to
help
foster
camaraderie
and
to
reduce
the
risk
of
absent
buddies.


     To
help
facilitate
the
buddy
program,
ASCE
will
partner
with
the
Sonny
Astani

     Department
of
Civil
and
Environmental
Engineering
to
contact
each
freshman.

ASCE
will

     also
host
a
minimum
of
3
events
for
the
buddies
each
semester
geared
specifically

     towards
freshmen.

  3. Maintain
a
Google
Spreadsheet
of
all
members
that
can
be
accessed
through
the
ASCE

     e‐mail
account
to
ensure
transitioning
Executive
Boards
maintain
access.

Report
yearly

     statistics
as
well
as
multiple
year
trends
each
year
with
the
annual
report.

  4. Maintain
a
Google
Spreadsheet
of
all
activities
for
reporting
in
the
annual
report
as
well

     as
to
track
membership
involvement.

Encourage
member
involvement
through

     recognition
of
outstanding
members
(most
involved)
each
year
at
the
annual
awards

     and
recognition
reception.


SOCIAL

   1. Planning
for
each
event
shall
begin
in
enough
time
to
ensure
that
necessary
reservations

      are
made.

The
primary
facets
of
each
event
to
be
looked
at
are
transportation,
food

      and
beverage,
event
cost,
and
any
additional
items
specific
to
a
particular
event.


      Establishing
partnerships
with
other
university
organizations
can
greatly
help
in
reaching

      this
goal.

   2. Proper
advertisement,
both
through
weekly
e‐mails
and
posted
flyers,
is
a
necessity.

If

      adequate
planning
is
in
order,
the
social
chairperson
can
provide
reminders
at
the

      beginning
of
each
month,
a
week
before
the
event,
and
the
day
before
the
event.

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      also
recommended
to
establish
an
RSVP
system
in
order
for
each
member
to
make
a

      conscious
decision
to
attend
each
event.

   3. This
goal
shall
be
accomplished
with
efficient
planning
and
the
RSVP
system
previously

      mentioned.

In
calculating
expected
attendance,
the
social
chairperson
can
avoid

      purchasing
more
than
the
necessary
amount
of
provisions
for
each
event.

Additionally,

      successful
execution
of
each
event
can
lead
to
establishing
relationships
with
the

      companies
associated
with
the
desired
events.

It
is
also
necessary
to
keep
in
mind
that

      a
social
event
does
not
need
to
be
costly;
on
the
contrary,
social
events
can
be

      fundraisers
or
simply
friendly
gatherings.

   4. The
social
chairperson
must
fully
document
each
planned
event.

In
retaining
all

      associated
information
including
attendance
and
contacts,
each
year
of
social
events

      shall
be
more
successful
than
the
previous
year.



CONFERENCE
COMPETITION

        Conference Competition is a significant chapter event that occurs annually. We feel this
is the main standard by which the success of an ASCE student chapter is measured. Success at
the annual regional conference reflects upon the successes of the chapter as a whole and
increases the prestige of our organization. The conference chapter also serves as recognition for
the extremely hard work each design team puts into their projects. Finally, the conference
competition gives chapter members the opportunity to meet and interact with student members
from other schools, which encourages the spread of ideas and strategies and increases the
camaraderie of the profession. With this in mind the executive board has developed the
following goals regarding USC ASCE’s performance at the regional conference.

GOALS

   6. Complete
all
travel
arrangements
(i.e.
flights,
hotel)
and
pay
any
necessary
deposits

       prior
to
the
University’s
Thanksgiving
recess.

   7. Through
a
competitive
application
process,
select
at
least
40
potential
participants
prior

       to
the
last
day
of
classes
of
the
fall
semester.

   8. Assign
captains
to
each
non‐qualifying
conference
event.

Place
in
the
top
5
for
each

       event
within
5
years.

   9. Receive
national
bids
for
both
Steel
Bridge
and
Concrete
Canoe
within
5
years.

   10. Win
the
conference
title
at
the
Pacific
Southwest
Regional
Conference
within
5
years.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

   1. The
executive
board
shall
determine
the
number
of
participants
for
the
PSWRC

      competition
no
later
than
the
last
executive
board
meeting
in
September
of
the
school

      year.

This
number
shall
form
the
basis
of
the
quantity
for
hotel
reservations
and
flights

      (if
necessary).

This
number
does
not
necessarily
entitle
any
member
of
USC
ASCE
to

      attend
the
PSWRC.

The
executive
board
shall
have
the
right
to
recognize
outstanding

      achievement
of
its
members
by
increasing
its
size
or
to
reduce
the
size
of
the
travel

      group
as
budget
or
participation
requires.

   2. By
maintaining
records
of
participation
of
each
member,
and
the
creation
of
an

      application
the
Conference
Co‐Chairs
shall
identify
a
minimum
of
40
potential



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     participants.

This
number
shall
be
narrowed
down
to
the
final
travel
group
at
least
one

     month
prior
to
competition.

  3. From
the
group
of
selected
participants,
the
Co‐Chairs
shall
identify
a
captain
for
each

     non‐design/qualifying
event.

This
captain
shall
also
be
selected
at
least
one
month
prior

     to
the
conference
date.

  4. Procedures
for
the
qualification
of
each
design
competition
are
listed
under
the

     respective
events.

  5. The
conference
title
will
be
won
through
the
competitive
completion
of
multiple
events.


     USC
ASCE
shall
hold
practices
for
all
events
to
help
improve
its
competitiveness.



CONCRETE
CANOE

GOALS

  1. Qualify
for
national
competition
within
5
years.

  2. Increase
team
size
to
20
full‐time
team
members
and
15
part‐time
team
members.

  3. Archive
and
document
all
reports,
research
papers
and
any
technical
data
pertaining
to

     the
canoe
for
use
of
future
teams.

  4. Create
Co‐Captain
leadership
structure
to
facilitate
stronger
leadership
transition
and

     continuity
from
year
to
year.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

  1. To
achieve
this
goal
the
Concrete
Canoe
team
shall
create
a
transition
manual
following

     the
completion
of
competition.

This
manual
shall
include
a
discussion
of
the
successes

     and
failures
of
the
year,
suggestions
for
improvement,
any
specific
lessons
learned,
full

     design
documents
for
both
the
concrete
mix
and
the
canoe
design
including
mold

     construction,
concrete
placement
techniques
and
research
regarding
the
overall
shape.


     The
manual
will
also
include
suggestions
for
additional
research,
which
shall
be
shared

     with
CE
334
in
an
attempt
to
provide
guidance
for
student
projects.

In
the
reflection

     section,
the
team
shall
include
the
original
schedule
as
well
as
the
actual
completion

     dates
with
a
discussion
of
discrepancies
between
the
actual
completion
date
and
the

     estimated
completion
dates.

  2. To
increase
the
size
of
the
team,
the
Concrete
Canoe
Co‐Captains
shall
target

     underclassmen
specifically
to
improve
team
retention
and
involvement
rates
among

     freshman
and
sophomores.

At
the
beginning
of
each
semester
the
team
captains
shall

     select
courses
that
typically
include
all
freshman
or
sophomores
and
will
present
about

     the
project.

The
captains
shall
utilize
the
Department
Student
Services
to
create
and

     send
e‐mails
to
all
Civil
Engineering
underclassmen
to
inform
students
who
may
not

     have
attended
the
initial
meetings.

Additionally,
the
captains
shall
schedule
biweekly

     update
meetings
regardless
of
progress
to
bring
the
entire
team
up‐to‐date
during
time

     lapses
between
work
meetings.

The
captains
shall
also
seek
to
increase
the
involvement

     of
sponsors
by
inviting
them
to
concrete
pours,
mold
construction
days
and
general

     meetings
to
utilize
the
skills
and
knowledge
of
our
sponsors.

The
captains
shall
seek
to

     involve
the
faculty
by
creating
a
semesterly
newsletter
that
will
explain
the
design

     concepts,
faculty
expectations,
areas
for
faculty
involvement
and
current
difficulties.




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     Finally,
the
captains
shall
compose
monthly
updates
for
inclusion
in
the
monthly
(at

     minimum)
USC
ASCE
e‐mail.

  3. All
canoe
documents
shall
be
archived
electronically
for
use
of
future
teams.

There
shall

     be
a
dedicated
section
of
the
USC
ASCE
website
for
archived
concrete
canoe

     information.

This
archiving
shall
be
performed
annually
at
a
minimum
of
once
per

     semester.

  4. The
Executive
board
shall
propose
a
two‐year
captainship
structure
to
be
voted
upon
by

     the
voting
members
of
USC
ASCE.

This
structure
will
include
a
nomination/application

     process
for
rising
sophomores
and
juniors
who
shall
be
elected
to
two‐year
terms,
offset

     so
that
a
new
captain
is
selected
every
year.

In
this
manner,
the
newly
elected
captain

     shall
have
a
full
year
to
learn
from
and
work
with
the
incumbent
captain.

This
structure

     shall
be
implemented
in
the
2009‐2010
school
year.



STEEL
BRIDGE

GOALS

  1. Qualify
for
national
competition
within
5
years.

  2. Increase
team
size
to
20
full‐time
team
members
and
15
part‐time
team
members.

  3. Archive
and
document
all
reports,
research
papers
and
any
technical
data
pertaining
to

     the
bridge
for
use
of
future
teams.

  4. Create
Co‐Captain
leadership
structure
to
facilitate
stronger
leadership
transition
and

     continuity
from
year
to
year.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

  1. To
achieve
this
goal
the
Steel
Bridge
team
shall
create
a
transition
manual
following
the

     completion
of
competition.

This
manual
shall
include
a
discussion
of
the
successes
and

     failures
of
the
year,
suggestions
for
improvement,
any
specific
lessons
learned,
full

     design
documents
for
the
bridge.

In
the
reflection
section,
the
team
shall
include
the

     original
schedule
as
well
as
the
actual
completion
dates
with
a
discussion
of

     discrepancies
between
the
actual
completion
date
and
the
estimated
completion
dates.

  2. To
increase
the
size
of
the
team,
the
Steel
Bridge
Co‐Captains
shall
target

     underclassmen
specifically
to
improve
team
retention
and
involvement
rates
among

     freshman
and
sophomores.

At
the
beginning
of
each
semester
the
team
captains
shall

     select
courses
that
typically
include
all
freshman
or
sophomores
and
will
present
about

     the
project.

The
captains
shall
utilize
the
Department
Student
Services
to
create
and

     send
e‐mails
to
all
Civil
Engineering
underclassmen
to
inform
students
who
may
not

     have
attended
the
initial
meetings.

Additionally,
the
captains
shall
schedule
biweekly

     update
meetings
regardless
of
progress
to
bring
the
entire
team
up‐to‐date
during
time

     lapses
between
work
meetings.

The
captains
shall
also
seek
to
increase
the
involvement

     of
sponsors
by
inviting
them
to
construction
days
and
general
meetings
to
utilize
the

     skills
and
knowledge
of
our
sponsors.

The
captains
shall
seek
to
involve
the
faculty
by

     creating
a
semesterly
newsletter
that
will
explain
the
design
concepts,
faculty

     expectations,
areas
for
faculty
involvement
and
current
difficulties.

Finally,
the
captains




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     shall
compose
monthly
(at
minimum)
updates
for
inclusion
in
the
weekly
USC
ASCE
e‐
     mail.

  3. All
steel
bridge
documents
shall
be
archived
electronically
for
use
of
future
teams.


     There
shall
be
a
dedicated
section
of
the
USC
ASCE
website
for
archived
steel
bridge

     information.

This
archiving
shall
be
performed
annually
at
a
minimum
of
once
per

     semester.

  4. The
Executive
board
shall
propose
a
two‐year
captainship
structure
to
be
voted
upon
by

     the
voting
members
of
USC
ASCE.

This
structure
will
include
a
nomination/application

     process
for
rising
sophomores
and
juniors
who
shall
be
elected
to
two‐year
terms,
offset

     so
that
a
new
captain
is
selected
every
year.

In
this
manner,
the
newly
elected
captain

     shall
have
a
full
year
to
learn
from
and
work
with
the
incumbent
captain.

This
structure

     shall
be
implemented
in
the
2009‐2010
school
year.



ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN

GOALS

  1. Place
in
the
top
three
in
the
next
PSWRC
competition,
and
place
first
in
the
competition

     within
two
years.

  2. Have
at
least
five
active
contributing
members,
in
addition
to
part‐time
contributors,

     throughout
all
phases
of
the
project.

  3. Complete
a
professional
display
for
the
Pacific
Southwest
Regional
Conference
prior
to

     the
shipment
of
the
bridge
and
canoe
each
year.

  4. Incorporate
the
concept
of
sustainability
into
our
design,
using
recycled
materials
where

     possible.

  5. Archive
and
document
all
reports,
research
papers
and
any
technical
data
pertaining
to

     environmental
team
for
use
of
future
teams.


IMPLEMENTATION
AND
METRICS

  1. In
order
to
achieve
our
goal
of
placing
in
the
top
three
at
the
next
PSWRC
and
placing

     first
within
the
next
two
years
we
plan
to
get
out
team
members
interested
and

     involved
early
on
in
the
year.
We
will
begin
brainstorming
and
testing
various
materials

     for
filters,
in
addition
to
researching
all
important
aspects
of
the
filter.
We
will
obtain

     access
to
a
lab
to
conduct
our
tests
using
our
faculty
resources.
Once
the
rules
are

     released,
we
will
work
vigorously
and
have
regular
meetings
in
order
to
develop
and

     test
prototypes
prior
to
the
completion
of
the
final
product.
We
will
then
save
all
of
the

     records
and
data
we
obtain
and
gain
this
year
in
order
to
be
even
more
successful
in
the

     following
year’s
competition.


  2. Our
goal
to
have
at
least
five
active
contributing
members
is
crucial
as
the
maximum

     number
of
members
able
to
participate
on
the
team
at
PSWRC
is
five.
We
want
to

     ensure
that
all
members
on
the
actual
team
at
the
competition
were
in
fact
strong




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   contributors
throughout
the
year.
We
intend
to
involve
many
other
members
of
USC

   ASCE
in
the
planning
and
designing
stages,
even
though
only
five
may
compete
at

   PSWRC.
Being
an
active
contributing
member
means
coming
to
at
least
one
of
every
two

   meeting
held,
and
contributing
any
and
all
ideas
to
the
brainstorming
and
design

   process.
If
a
member
is
unavailable
for
certain
meetings,
this
can
be
excused
by
meeting

   with
or
emailing
the
captains
to
receive
a
summary
of
what
was
discussed
and

   accomplished
at
the
meeting.
All
USC
ASCE
members
on
the
environmental
team
at

   PSWRC
must
be
active
contributing
members.


3. In
order
to
complete
our
display
prior
to
canoe
shipment
each
year
we
will
have
our

   final
design
and,
at
minimum,
a
successful
final
water
filter
prototype
completed
by
this

   time.
We
will
construct
the
display
with
diagrams,
price
breakdowns
and
all
other

   applicable
information
based
on
our
final
product
or
final
prototype.
The
poster
board

   will
be
eye‐catching
yet
professional,
and
involve
a
well
thought
out
design.

4. We
will
use
recycled
or
scavenged
materials
where
possible
in
order
to
keep
in
line
with

   the
concept
of
sustainability
and
save
money
for
the
“cost”
section
of
the
PSWRC

   environmental
competition.
To
do
this
we
will
make
use
of
items
such
as
2‐Liter
soda

   bottles
and
scavenged
sand,
in
addition
to
other
recycled
materials.
This
will
add
a

   positive
environmentally
friendly
angle
to
our
presentation,
in
addition
to
reducing

   expenditures
for
the
project.


5. Any
information
we
procure
while
designing
our
water
filter,
including
reports,
research

   papers,
books,
and
advice
from
professors
will
be
archived
and
made
available
to
all

   future
USC
ASCE
environmental
teams.
This
will
enable
future
teams
to
start
out
with
a

   good
base
knowledge
and
all
information
about
the
designs
of
previous
years.
Having

   previous
designs
available
will
facilitate
more
innovation
in
future
environmental

   projects,
as
the
baseline
design
and
knowledge
will
be
readily
available
from
the
start.





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