Several opportunities exist for SDC students to get involved in completely student-run organizations like the ones below. Take the chance to expand your education and network beyond the classroom!
Leaders of the Built Environment (LBE)
This is an elected group (recruitment and elections happen near the beginning of every fall quarter) that represents students from within the Sustainable Design and Construction program. They seek to build community within SDC, generate interest in sustainable engineering, expose students to industry leaders, and provide opportunities for academic, professional, and social development. Information and contact info can be found at this link.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
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. The group has leadership positions available to help organize a variety of social and professional events for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
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 (AGC)
The Associated General Contractors of America has a student chapter at Stanford whose 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. The group organizes talks with professionals in the industry and serves as a useful connection to some of the most prominent general contractors in the
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
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 and attend the annual DBIA conference.
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
The Construction Management Association of America program gives students the opportunity to network with the many experienced professionals in the construction industry. The club hosts speaker events with some of these professionals and ocassionally offers useful resume or mock interview workshops for students.
There are also hundreds of student organizations outside of SDC (a list can be found at this link) available for students to join for all of their professional, academic, and social interests!