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American Society of Civil Engineers


Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is America's oldest national engineering society. It represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life. Comprised of Regional Councils, Younger Member Councils, Sections, Branches, Student Chapters and Clubs and International Student Groups, the Society and its volunteers are fully engaged in making this a better world by design.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

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Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW - USA) is a nonprofit organization that addresses engineering-based challenges of developing communities through partnerships that foster cultural, educational and technical exchange.

Engineers for a Sustainable World Stanford will be sending one or two interns to the Indian Himalayas this summer to work with two members of SEEDS, an Indian-based NGO focused on disaster relief and mitigation, to research historic seismic design technologies, analyze existing buildings and disseminate the technology and knowledge to the local people. SEEDS is looking for students with a structural or architectural background. We invite students to get involved.

Associated General Contractors of America

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The Associated General Contractors of America [AGC]: Stanford Student Chapter's vision is to promote a better industry for the professionals who build America's future. Membership in the Stanford AGC student chapter provides students with an opportunity to learn, observe and develop their skills with current leaders in the industry.

Design-Build Institute of America


DBIA Stanford Student Chapter is dedicated to promoting widespread and successful utilization of the design-build project delivery method in shaping the built environment. To accomplish this goal, the organization is committed to fostering interdisciplinary education and communication in integrated facilities delivery through sponsored lectures and other events. Members of DBIA Stanford Student Chapter are eligible to apply for the annual DBIA Scholarship.

Stanford Students Environmental Consulting


Are you interested in the intersection of business, policy and environmental issues? Would you like to work on a consulting project with a real-world client? If you answered yes, then join Stanford Students Environmental Consulting (SSEC). SSEC is a student-run organization whose mission is to promote sustainable solutions to complex environmental challenges. Through consulting projects and other interactive, professional development activities, members learn and practice technical and business skills used in the consulting field. Prior SSEC clients include nonprofits, government agencies, local startups, venture capitalists and Fortune 500 companies. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to join. For more information email

Construction Management Association of America


The Construction Management Association of America [CMAA] program gives students the opportunity to experience the management aspect of Construction Management.

Leaders of the Built Environment

Leaders of the Built Environment (LBE) represents students in the Sustainable Design and Construction program and seeks to build community within SDC, generate interest in sustainable engineering from development to delivery, expose students to industry leaders, provide opportunities for academic and professional development, and positively impact the community. Information and contact info can be found at this link.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI, is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists.  The purpose of the EERI Stanford Chapter is to advance Earthquake Engineering research, advance understanding of earthquakes and their consequences, and promote measures to mitigate their harmful effects. The EERI Stanford Chapter organizes various events for professional development, education and outreach, and networking. These activities include technical seminars, student seminars, outreach to high school students through SPLASH and SESI, and more. For more information about the Stanford chapter of EERI, visit our website: