American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter
The Rutgers ASCE Student Chapter represents The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on campus. Here at Rutgers, we provide students with a Civil & Environmental Engineering career fair day, professional engineers from industry that come in and review student resumes, as well as shadow days at top engineering firms. In addition to this, we have two teams, a concrete canoe team and a steel bridge team where students themselves design and then compete with other universities in the northeast area every year. For more information, visit us on Facebook.
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Student Chapter
The Rutgers AWWA Student Chapter represents The American Water Works Association (AWWA) on campus. Here at Rutgers, we provide students with numerous networking opportunities on campus with environmental engineers from various local engineering firms, such as Hatch Mott MacDonald and CDM Smith. There is also an opportunity every year to compete in a water filter design competition with other engineering students. For more information, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RutgersUniversityAWWA/
Engineers in Action (EIA) Student Chapter (formerly Bridges to Prosperity)
The Engineers in Action (EIA) university chapter stems from a non-profit national organization, formerly known as Bridges to Prosperity or B2P. EIA is an international non-profit organization that works alongside community members, industry partners, and university students to build footbridges in isolated communities in the developing world. EIA provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Since its foundation in 2001, EIA has supported or constructed over 200 footbridges in 20 countries, serving nearly one million people.
Our chapter consists of students who, with the help of Bridge Corp members, design these footbridges and then travel to the developing country to build them with the local community. cation and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Since being founded in 2001, EIA has supported or constructed over 200 footbridges in 20 countries, serving nearly one million people.
Similar to the international organization, our chapters vision is to provide communities in developing countries around the world the means to access vital resources, such as education, economic growth, and a way to reach their health care services. We have seen that we can get closer to achieving this goal one footbridge at a time. Our chapter’s design team designs the bridge based on an earlier completed topographic survey of the area that is provided by our in-country partner, Engineers in Action (EIA). Our faculty advisor, Dr. Najm, also plays a big role in the design development. Alongside our advisor, we have our bridge corp members offering us help every step of the way. Bridge Corp members are engineers in the industry who provide us with guidance on our bridge. Once the design is completed, the bridge is built on site as a cooperative effort between the B2P team members of the Rutgers chapter, our in-country partner, and the local community. Our overall mission is to help bridge the gap between isolation and the developing world. For more information, visit our website at b2p.rutgers.edu.
Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) Student Chapter
EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. To ensure sustainability of its projects, communication with communities is maintained for no less than five years.
The Rutgers Chapter is involved in several projects. Three of the four projects are international projects in Guatemala, Kenya, and Tanzania. The last project is local in our own Camden, NJ. Visit our official website for more information: https://ewb-rutgers.com/
Chi Epsilon (XE) – Civil & Environmental Engineering Honors Society
Chi Epsilon is the national honor society for Civil & Environmental Engineering students. This society recognizes the top third of the junior or senior class who display the qualities embodied by their four pillars: Scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability.
Scholarship: recognize excellence and achievement in academic and professional endeavors
Character: uphold the integrity and responsibility of the civil engineering profession through our service
Practicality: advance the civil engineering profession through innovative and impactful solutions
Sociability: connect our members while engaging the broader community
North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Student Chapter
The North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is an engineering society of individuals, public organizations and private companies with strong beliefs in the practical, social and environmental benefits of trenchless technology. Founded in 1990, NASTT represents more than 1,600 members throughout the U.S.A and Canada who all promote better and more responsible ways to manage our underground infrastructure. Trenchless technology is a progressive civil engineering process for the installation, replacement or renewal of underground utilities with no or minimal excavation and surface disruption. Learn more information about our organization at https://www.nastt.org/ and http://nodigshow.com/