UT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proud and excited to host the 2019 ASCE Southeast Student Conference—one of the largest in the country! The theme of this years’ event is Rockin’ in the Smokies, which is a nod to the region’s musical heritage.
More than 950 registrants from 28 schools are signed up to attend the conference March 28–30, which include students, faculty advisors, and practitioner advisors.
“We are thrilled to host this year’s 2019 ASCE Southeast Student Conference,” said faculty coordinator and CEE Senior Lecturer Jenny Retherford. “The students, faculty, and staff have been working for more than a year to ensure that this conference meets the highest standards and will go down in the books as a fun, rewarding, well-organized, and memorable conference. I am also completely humbled by the support of our alumni network. Without their financial support and willingness to serve as volunteers and judges, I don’t think this event would be feasible.”
The student planning team has worked diligently to release rules, address questions, and prepare for the 17 competitions, including the ever-popular concrete canoe race, which will take place at Louisville Point Park, where all the Saturday activities will be held in tailgate fashion. Currently there are 27 teams planning to participate, which is estimated to be a record number of participants for the Southeast region.
Thanks to the 35 financial sponsors who contributed more than $70,000, the ASCE event will be able to meet the high standards for the conference.
Call for Volunteers
The conference is still seeking many more volunteers. Some roles require technical backgrounds, while others do not. Opportunities include working from home as well as working on Friday or Saturday of the event. If you would like to participate in the most exciting event of the year for CEE students in the Southeast, please sign up here.
Faculty who are managing the events will contact volunteers in the upcoming weeks to discuss the assignments in greater detail.