The UNLV student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers provides extremely important value to our members. ASCE encourages the development of a professional consciousness. Civil engineering students practice working together effectively, promoting a spirit of congeniality, and providing friendly contact with the engineering profession. We are able to accomplish this goal by offering opportunities through competitions, industry exposure, leadership, professional development, networking, social events and scholarships. The American Society of Civil Engineers is one of the most prominent engineering organizations in the world. Civil engineers work to improve the lives of everyone. Simply stated, civil engineers are creative, people-serving, and problem-solving leaders who make our lives easier to live from one day to the next. The American Society of Civil Engineers not only reflects on the profession’s rich heritage, but equipped with this knowledge, ASCE continues to develop flexible, forward-thinking plans for the future of the society and the civil engineering profession.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome to the new official website of the UNLV ASCE Student Chapter. We are an organization dedicated to the advancement of Civil Engineering practices as well as personal professional advancement within the engineering community. I have been involved with ASCE since my first week here at UNLV and I am honored to serve as this year’s President.
MEET THE ASCE OFFICERS(2017-2018)
Sean Howard, a Civil Engineering major, is the President of the ASCE UNLV Student Chapter. He has been involved with the organization since the beginning of his time at UNLV in the Fall Semester of 2015. He began his ASCE career as a Representative after attending the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders in Anchorage in 2016. The following semester he was elected as the new Vice President of Fundraising. It was in this role that he was able to bring together different groups from around the engineering building to expand ASCE’s presence while also raising money from all 3 major fundraisers that ASCE is involved with. Sean is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has lived in the Las Vegas valley for over 4 years. He is an Air Force veteran and has lived in Germany while serving two deployments. It was through the Air Force that he arrived in Las Vegas and decided to stay here when his enlistment ended up.
Jonathan is a Senior in Civil Engineering. He really likes UNLV because of the computer labs. He graduated from El Dorado high school. He loves participating in the fundraising and social events of ASCE. He will soon get his PE. Jonathan plans to buy a puppy on the future.
VP of Fundraising
Hannah Nicholas, a Civil Engineering major and Math minor, is the Vice President of Fundraising for ASCE. In her time with ASCE, she has attended the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders in January 2017 and competed with the environmental team at the most recent Pacific Southwest Conference. Hannah is also involved with community service on campus and in the community; she has consistently served as a site leader with UNLV's Service Day and with the Alternative Break program. As a past President and current member of UNLVolunteers, she earned the Student Engagement & Diversity Service Award in 2016. Hannah is originally from Washington (state) and has lived in Las Vegas for four years. She has been involved with ASCE for about a year, and is excited to work with everyone on fundraising this year!
VP of Events
Anthony "AJ" Tully is a junior level mechanical engineering student at UNLV and a 2013 graduate of Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NWCTA), a Las Vegas high school. At NWCTA, AJ majored in Construction Management. AJ joined ASCE earlier this year and has since worked on fundraising efforts like NASCAR, technical projects like the 2017 steel bridge for PSWC, and recreational activities like BBQs and volleyball. Currently, AJ is also working on the UNLV's 2017 Solar Decathlon project and is considered an active student member of both UNLV SWE chapter and the SNICC. AJ believes that in order to be the best engineer you can be, you must first give back to the community you serve, and provide support to the upcoming engineers of the future. As the newly elected VP of Events, AJ's main goal is to grow the chapter both in size and in expertise, and will do so by providing fun and interactive experiences that student members will want to participate in. AJ's secondary goal for this year is simply to help each and every member in any way he can as they work to achieve their goal in the engineering world.
VP of Conference
Marco Gonzales is in his 4th year in college. He is a Civil Engineering Major. He likes UNLV because of its diversity, it is always nice to meet new people from all walks of life and it is great to work with them on different projects. Marco graduated from Sunrise Mountain High school and is currently involved in the Concrete Canoe Team with ASCE as one of the project managers. For the future he plans to be involved in the construction management as he really loves the management part of Civil Engineering.
Morgan Meyer is a Junior in the Civil Engineering program at UNLV. She has been a member of ASCE since the beginning of her sophomore year. During this time she has been a part of the Steel Bridge Team and participated in the 2017 Pacific Southwest Conference, while also taking part in other ASCE events. Aside from ASCE she is also an active member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Student Chapter at UNLV and the Southern Nevada International Code Council (SNICC). Morgan is excited to serve as this year’s ASCE treasurer and is excited to see everything that ASCE can accomplish this year!
Bernie Espinoza is working towards becoming a Civil Engineer and will be graduating from UNLV in 2019. Since 2016, he has spent countless hours working with ASCE's projects preparing to compete in the annual Pacific South West Conference (PSWC). For the 2017 conference, he was part of the Surveying team and the Steel Bridge team. Now he is committed to join Concrete Canoe to go against other engineering students in the 2018 conference. PSWC is ASCE’s annual student chapter competition that puts engineering students to the test. Over 1200 engineering students compete each year, representing 18 universities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. Apart from being involved with ASCE and loving it in general, he plans to get involved in research projects. Bernie's motivation is his family and he likes to make a difference in his community when he is not at school.
“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT YOU CAN ENGINEER IT”
“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT YOU CAN ENGINEER IT”
Maral Khorrami, a junior level Civil Engineering student, is working towards her Bachelor’s degree at UNLV. Maral has been an active member of ASCE, and a newly elected representative. She’s helped ASCE with fundraising events and projects. In 2017, she was part of the Environmental team for the Pacific Southwest Conference. As a representative, she attempts to help students take advantage of the informative, interactive, and fun ASCE events and activities. She believes that college is not a passive experience. Therefore, she encourages students to be proactive, seek out for opportunities, and get involved. Maral’s main goal is to create a welcoming environment for new members and help ASCE place in the top three at PSWC.
Gabby Squillante is a Las Vegas native working towards a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently a member of the Southern Nevada International Code Council and the National Society of Professional Engineer’s student chapter at UNLV. She’s also a Student Intern at the local engineering firm Slater Hanifan Group where she works with teams focusing on land development, flood control, and traffic. Following her Bachelor of Science, she will begin her work in getting a Master of Business Administration and move towards becoming a Professional Engineer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and petting all the pups.
Courtney is a Junior at UNLV. Her major is Civil Engineering. She loves UNLV’s mascot because it is unique and it has a really Attractive mustache. She really misses the old UNLV’s logo. Courtney graduated from Royal High School in Simi Valley, California. She loves being part of the Steel Bridge team and will also be joining a sport activity for the competitions in the PSWC. She will soon graduate from UNLV and plans to get a dog on the future.
A student who has been exposed to the industry is a student who is more aware of the opportunities that are out there in the field and who demonstrates a greater level of commitment and dedication to what he or she is interested in.