Cal Poly Pomona ASCE volunteered at the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon on January 17, 2016. Since CPP ASCE had a great time volunteering at the runDisney Avengers Half Marathon around the same time the previous year, CPP ASCE decided to make the opportunity available to members once more. CPP ASCE began volunteering around 3:30 AM on the morning of January 17 to about 10:30 AM the same day, and cheered fervently as thousands of runners crossed the ten-mile mark, where CPP ASCE was stationed for the morning. CPP ASCE hopes its members had a great time, and hopes to bring this event back for future years!
Cal Poly Pomona ASCE hosted the fifth annual Civil Day on November 6th, 2015. Civil Day is an outreach event designed to teach young students, particularly middle schoolers, about civil and environmental engineering. Students from local middle schools came to Cal Poly Pomona to participate in hands-on engineering activities, including a water filtration and a structural activity, and received a guided lab tour of our engineering facilities. With middle schoolers receiving the most impact on their career choices, ASCE felt that Civil Day is a great way to help expose young students to the marvel behind engineering and hopefully help jumpstart an engineering future!
Are you interested in assuming a leadership position with ASCE on campus? ASCE is currently seeking ONE Freshmen Representative and ONE First Year Transfer Representative! If you are a hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic individual, WE WANT YOU!
As a Representative, the responsibilities you may potentially hold are:
- To attend all Officer and General ASCE Meetings
- To recruit fellow classmates to attend and participate in ASCE meetings and functions
- To expose freshmen and transfer students to gain valuable exposure to the way CPP ASCE functions and operates.
- To publicize and promote CPP ASCE event and news with non-members and classmates
- To learn all officer position duties and assist as needed
Being a part of ASCE is a wonderful opportunity and will provide you with a great amount of experience.
If you are interested, email a completed application by Sunday, October 25 at 12:00 PM to Natalie Ernst at email@example.com
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.