Student chapter of professional engineering society launches at Tarleton

Thursday, June 28, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has established a student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the nation’s oldest engineering society.

The new chapter will provide Tarleton students with professional networking and education opportunities and allow them to compete in prestigious student competitions, such as the National Student Steel Bridge Competition and National Concrete Canoe Competition.

Each year, the chapter will elect student officers who will organize and conduct meetings, raise money to compete in regional and national competitions, and invite industry professionals to give guest lectures.

Officers will serve one-year terms, which begin in August.

This year’s officers are: President Tristan King James, Vice President Edgar Galvan, Recording Secretary Karina Borisova, Sophomore/Junior Officer Dylan Loftice and Corresponding Secretary Terry Barrow.

“Tarleton’s student chapter of the ASCE will help our students develop the kinds of leadership skills that employers look for in engineers,” said Dr. Rajesh Vuddandam, assistant professor of civil engineering and faculty adviser. “Through the ASCE, students can build networks with professional engineers in North Texas and beyond.”

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Through expertise of its members, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education and the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.