FDU Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers

The FDU American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter has the mission of promoting professional development through community outreach, teamwork, social interaction, and professional interaction. The FDU Student Chapter of ASCE offers many activities to enhance the engineering education experience, including guest speakers, bi-weekly meetings, annual competitions, and social activities. We also have two competitive teams, the concrete canoe team and the steel bridge team. These teams provide excellent opportunities to apply the engineering concepts learned in the classroom to hands on projects. Our activities are designed to help our students explore and better understand civil engineering, provide networking opportunities with engineering professionals, and to have fun while attending school.

To learn more, please visit ASCE chapter website

The MCAA Student Chapter Contest

As an attempt to both developing the Engineering and management skills of its students, FDU has since 2004 engaged in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Chapter Contest.

The Student Chapter contest, that takes place every year, is a challenge that provokes teams of engineering students to develop and submit a design and cost report for the mechanical construction of a fictitious building that the events organizers present. The teams are typically given a 3 month time frame in which the students are to divide the task of putting such a proposal together and thereby complete an efficient bid for the proposal. The teams are then judged in terms of cost, viability and attention to detail. The top four teams that emerge from the initial bid submission process are then invited to present their proposal at the MCAA annual convention, where the top three winners are selected.

Teams from FDU have successfully completed and submitted proposals for the past three years and another team is gearing up for this year’s competition.

In addition to this, the Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey (MCA-NJ) has been gracious enough to provide FDU with annual grants for the development of industry-centered Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs.

The Society of Women Engineers FDU Chapter

Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

Core Values

Integrity: We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.

Inclusive Environment: We embrace diversity in its broadest interpretation and commit to creating an inclusive environment for all our members and stakeholders.  We value the contributions of a diverse membership, which enables SWE to achieve its full potential.

Mutual Support : We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks.

Professional Excellence ” We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices.

Trust : We share a common definition of success with open, transparent access to information, building mutual respect and confidence in the competence of those with whom we lead, serve and partner with.

Competitions

Test your knowledge and interact with peers from around the country by participating in prestigious national and regional competitions, including:

• American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Competitions
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design Competition
• Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming Contest
• Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition, Student Paper Contest, and Micromouse Competition
• Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Summit and Annual Convention