The American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter at the University of Southern California is a student-run organization that enriches the lives of civil engineering students through social events, community service, industry interaction, and engineering competitions. ASCE serves as the link between the university and professional experience. USC ASCE was founded in 1924 and is the nation’s third oldest student chapter. We pride ourselves on our growing membership and involvement with the university and the surrounding community. Our local chapter has bi-weekly meetings and social events to encourage member interaction with other civil engineering students. Corporate guest speakers provide members with valuable professional advice, as well as opportunities to meet with experts from the civil engineering industry. During the annual Pacific South West Conference (PSWC), students compete in a variety of events, such as the concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions, which expose students to practical applications of the theory learned in the classroom. Additionally, PSWC encourages a healthy competition against 17 other universities. These lifelike applications of civil engineering are furthered with our field trips to project sites and recognized landmarks. Our local chapter also stimulates interest of the next generation of engineers in its commitment to community outreach programs, which exposes elementary students to the excitement of the civil engineering world.