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  had envisioned. In order to ensure a safe environment during the fall semester, all upcoming chapter activities will be held virtually. Eager to welcome new and returning students, they continue their work to improve isolated communities’ access to critical resources while providing an opportunity for engineering service—safely! For more information, contact president@
   American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The Penn State student chapter of ASCE aids in the professional and intellectual advancement among its members and forms bonds of fellowship. The chapter is one of the original seven founded in 1920. They are also one of the largest ASCE student chapters in the country with a current membership of about 175 students. Through collaboration with the Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Society, the chapter was honored to host the Annual Distinguished CEE Alumni Lecture in November 2019, featuring Robert W. Felsburg, retired president and chair of FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG. Penn State ASCE also hosts their own fall and spring career fair, and the
fall event is annually one of the largest student-run career fairs in the nation. This year’s fall career fair will be held virtually in October 2020. The chapter is also planning additional virtual events, including professional licensure talks, professional paper presentations, and company information sessions. For more information, visit Interested students may contact
Engineers in Action: Bridge Program
The Penn State chapter of Engineers in Action: Bridge Program had been working throughout the spring semester on fundraising, designing, and scheduling their bridge build project to be implemented in eSwatini. Due to the pandemic, their travel
plans were cancelled. Despite the setback, the local staff in eSwatini still implemented the chapter’s bridge design and started planning the construction of the bridge in the community.
This gave the Penn State students the opportunity to mentor the local staff throughout the project delivery process as they
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
The Penn State chapter of ITE supports undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in transportation engineering in the pursuit of their studies by providing opportunities
for learning from guest speakers and networking with ITE’s professional membership. The student chapter also competes
in the annual ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl, a Jeopardy-style quiz bowl between student ITE chapters focusing on transportation engineering. In 2019, the Penn State chapter’s Traffic Bowl team won regionals and placed third at the international competition in Austin, Texas. Even though the 2020 competitions were cancelled, the chapter is looking forward to regionals in 2021. For more information, contact Rebeka Yocum at
     Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
The Penn State SEI graduate student chapter strives to provide its members with opportunities to develop leadership skills, attend professional conferences, visit construction sites, and hear from distinguished speakers. For the fall semester, Penn State SEI is planning to invite students to attend educational webinars and participate in virtual research talks. The various activities offered by the chapter uphold SEI’s mission to advance and serve the structural engineering profession. For more information, visit or contact Maximilian Ororbia at

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