Action of the National Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers chartered the West Virginia Section in 1937, and the Section Began operation on October 7, 1937.  The West Virginia Section currently serves the whole state of West Virginia and surrounding areas.  There are four branches under the WV Section:  Charleston Branch, Eastern Panhandle Branch, Huntington Branch, and Northern Branch.  These branches work to provide a resource for professional development to members and connect with students at local colleges and universities to encourage them to remain involved in ASCE after graduation.