The two main Civil Engineering students activities revolve around two main competitions:
The competition take place in Spring every year where they compete at the Regional Level (mainly New England) and if you are good, then you get to compete at the National level. So get involved! it is fun and you will make lots of friends (through hard work, of course).
ASCE Student Chapter
Many civil and environmental engineering students join the University of Maine Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The UMaine ASCE Chapter is oriented towards all branches of civil engineering. The group carries out service projects, brings in speakers of interest to students, arranges field trips, and holds social functions. New students are encouraged to join and become involved in activities, as the organizations provide many educational and recreational opportunities. Notices of meetings are regularly posted in Boardman Hall and in the UMaine ASCE facebook page. There will be organizational meeting in early September. The ASCE Student Chapter maintains an office in the basement of Boardman Hall (the Chez).
CHI EPSILON Honor Society
In 1980 the University of Maine Civil and Environmental Engineering Department became the ninety-third National Chapter of Chi Epsilon (XE). Membership in Chi Epsilon is based upon scholastic performance with the top one third of the senior class qualifying and juniors who are in the top quarter of their class and also have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
The XE community events are usually tied to Habitat for Humanity and involve great things such as building handicap ramps for the elderly through Habitat for Humanity, and many other fun projects. The members are also encouraged to hold tutoring sessions to the incoming class (usually at the Chez ).
For more information visit the National organization webpage.