Students are encouraged to join this professional society as freshmen. Through regular monthly meetings and community projects, students learn more about the field of civil engineering, meet other CIVE students and become involved in the community. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Competitions held at regional and national competitions each year. These competitions allow students to apply engineering concepts learned in the classroom to real-life activities. Find the Lincoln section on Facebook at facebook.com/huskerasce and the Omaha section on Twitter at twitter.com/UNO_ASCE.
American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation (AWWA/WEF)
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the environmental engineering field are encouraged to participate. The student chapter hosts regular meeting, field trips, and social events during the academic year.
As juniors or seniors, civil engineering students are elected to this national honor society. Regular meetings are held and members assist the department with various service functions.
By recognizing outstanding students and graduates for their scholarship, character, practicality and sociability, Chi Epsilon seeks to foster excellence, connectivity and engagement among those in the civil engineering community to improve our world.”
Campus: City Campus (Lincoln) / Scott Campus (Omaha)
CIVE Graduate Students Association (CIVE GSA) is a student-run and student-elected organization that exercises the student governance of affairs and collaborations, solely involving graduate students at the Civil Engineering Department of UNL.
Most notably, CIVE GSA is a space that takes action around issues that graduate students are concerned about and aims to promote student advocacy on a departmental level. Involvement in CIVE GSA is a great way to gain leadership experience and to learn about the administration.
The objective of the chapter is to encourage and inform the students in reducing earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment, and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in developing communities through the implementation of environmentally & culturally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects that are community driven. While advancing the quality of life in these communities, EWB-USA works to develop globally aware and personally responsible engineers, while fostering responsible leadership.
The University of Nebraska student chapter of EWB-USA is a student-run organization with members from both Lincoln and Omaha campuses and strong support of engineering firms and UNL & UNO alums. Our student chapter works in Madagascar in partnership with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, an offshoot of the Henry Doorly Zoo's conservation work in Madagascar. Our projects in Madagascar are focused on solar energy solutions, and improved water quality and quantity. We also work with community organizations in both Lincoln and Omaha on various community service projects.
Bridge the gap between your academic and professional career...join the Institute of Transportation Engineers! ITE Student Chapter gives you the opportunity to...become involved in high profile transportation issues in the Midwest, interact with professionals responsible for finding solutions to the increasing demand on our transportation infrastructure, discover an interest in a challenging and dynamic career, and spend time with your friends and future colleagues. This is a professional society for civil engineers who are planning to specialize in transportation engineering. Regular monthly meetings are held.
The purpose of this international, professional society is to inform young women, their parents, school counselors and the public of the opportunities available to women in engineering. A major function of the organization is to facilitate contact between students and women engineers and to give women in the college an opportunity to meet and interact with their peers and professional engineers.
Structural Engineering Association of Nebraska (SEAoN)
SEAoN is a non-profit organization "established to advance and promote the art and science of Structural Engineering." They hope to positively impact the communities and people of Nebraska by serving as a professional resource whenever called upon and to provide public outreach. SEAoN is part of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and has representation on the Professional Engineers Coalition (PEC) to ensure the health and welfare of the public is upheld in all state legislation affecting structural engineering.