ASCE is extremely excited for another terrific year and
looks forward to welcoming both new and returning members!
The 2015 - 2016 Officer Board has been hard at work
in preparation for an event-filled year at Cal Poly Pomona,
and are holding the first general meeting of the school
year on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th!
With events ranging from simple general meetings to
savvy technical tours, this upcoming year will definitely be
one for the books. In addition, ASCE will also be
welcoming freshmen and transfer students to Cal
Poly Pomona with new programs, workshops, and more!
Stay tuned for more information!
Your 2015 - 2016 Officer Board is:
President - Natalie Ernst
Vice President, Internal - Taylor Thorig
Vice President, External - Ryan Alvarez
Treasurer - Rejean Latorre
Secretary - Rebecca Lee
Membership Chair - Timothy Lee
Events Chair - Rene Bagaygay
Events Chair - Drew Woodside
Conference Chair - Chase Langlois
Conference Chair - Jorge Alvarez
Fundraising Chair, Internal - Rima Sabih
Fundraising Chair, External - David Owens
Community Service Chair - Samantha Venegas
Outreach Chair - Brian Chung
Alumni Golf Tournament Chair - Matthew Falconer
Engineering Council Representative - Sabrina Unglaub
Publicity Chair - Anh Dinh
Concrete Canoe Project Manager - Jenna Dwyer
Steel Bridge Project Manager - Francisco Garrido
Cal Poly Pomona's first "Shake it up at Cal Poly Pomona: Earthquake Engineering with K'nex" - also know as Seismic Day - was a month-long process where two classes of sixth graders from Slauson Middle School designed a structure made from K'nex pieces that could withstand a simulation of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The students tested their structures by loading 300 grams on the second tallest beam and using CPP's shake table - operated by SEACPP President Nathan Jo and supervised by structural engineering professor Dr. Felipe Perez. They also completed a full cost estimate of their building and gave a presentation on why a person should place a bid on their structure's design. While one class was giving presentations and using the shake table, the other class built fort-like structures out of newspaper and tape that could fit one person underneath it and learned about structural engineering from Steel Bridge. At the end of the day, the judges gave out prizes such as past Pacific Southwest Conference and ASCE t-shirts and ASCE waterbottles to the teams who got the highest scores in presentation, aesthetics and overall structure.
Top Left: The group "Master Builders" won first place for the presentation. The team also had matching shirts, portraying themselves as Lego-style people.
Bottom Left: The two classes from Slauson Middle School pose in a photo with their K'nex structures.
Right: One of the structures that was loaded did not pass the the 300 grams. Students were only awarded extra points if their building was able to withstand the shake table.
Congratulations to our new officer board for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.
The executive board was elected into office during the April 23 general meeting.
The executive board then chose officers for appointed positions with the help of Past President Dominic Stone.
Four fantastic students performed in "Engineers Got Talent" a show meant to prepare them for the Pacific Southwest Conference in Arizona in April. Attendees voted for their favorite act, the winner of which will have the opportunity to perform at the Pacific Southwest Conference and received a gift card. Watch each individual's act on our YouTube channel Cal Poly Pomona ASCE or the videos down below.
Four its fourth annual Civil Day, ASCE brought over 200 students from three local middle schools to learn about civil engineering. Thanks to the help of officers and many member volunteers, the middle schoolers were able to enjoy civil engineering activities and lab tours, an environmental fair.
The day started with two activities - water filtration and marshmallow structure. The goal of the water filtration project was to filter out the dirty water made from green dyed water, oil and paper by using a water bottle and using cotton balls, sand, gravel and paper towels to clear out the particulates from the water. The second activity was for students to make the tallest and most creative structure they could by using unlimited miniature marshmallows and toothpicks. Each group was then judged on the cleanliness of the water, tallest tower and most creative structure. The winning groups got ASCE t-shirts.
The middle schoolers were then broken up into groups and some took tours of the seismic, geotech, transportation, water treatment and hydraulics labs. During that time other groups visited the environment fair, hosted by Dr. Fairbank's CE 351 class or listened to ASCE officers give presentations on civil engineering. The groups rotated between events.