The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest engineering professional society in the United States. Founded in 1852, ASCE seeks to ensure quality civil engineering education and sound civil engineering practice in the field. The organization hosts many conferences, professional development lectures, and meetings across the world. Student membership to ASCE is free, with small fees incurred to join specific sections ($5 to join the Metropolitan Section). Membership offers a variety of rewards, including access to professional literature, scholarship opportunities, and more.




The organization is divided into regions with New York City being a part of the Metropolitan Section, which is part of Region 1.



Cooper Union’s ASCE Student Chapter is dedicated to getting Civil Engineering students involved in their field, both in school and out of school. Our chapter holds weekly events, providing educational lectures, company visits, career-oriented development, and networking events.