American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to its members and their careers, to its partners and to the public. ASCE seeks to provide value by developing leadership skills in its members and supporting civil engineer leaders, facilitating advancement of the technology utilized by the profession, encouraging and providing tools for lifelong learning within the profession, advocating infrastructure and environmental stewardship, and promoting professionalism and the civil engineering profession.


The UMKC chapter of ASCE participates in the annual ASCE Steel Bridge competition. The UMKC chapter of ASCE is also very involved with the local Kansas City chapter by participating in several community service projects, attending the Annual Civil Engineering Conference, and the Mid-Continent Conference.

In 2015, the UMKC ASCE student chapter will be hosting the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.  For more information, visit the competition website.

How to Join

Students who wish to become a member can e-mail us to request a membership form.

Interesting Facts

Our Steel Bridge team, the SteelRoos, have placed first the last four years at the regional competition, and placed in the top 15 the last two years at nationals. ASCE is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Founded in 1852 with 12 members, the Society was created to distribute information among engineers who were building the roads, canals, bridges and railroads of a rapidly expanding nation. ASCE is a way for civil engineering students to meet with peers, prospective employers and professors. The ASCE Student Chapter holds monthly meetings in which we host other groups whether it is student or local chapter groups.