Welcome to the wisconsin section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

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Welcome to The American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin Section

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. The Wisconsin Section of ASCE was originally organized as the Milwaukee Section. The Milwaukee Section started on March 20, 1923. Several meetings were held jointly with the Engineers and Scientists of Milwaukee (ESM) and in September 1926, a contract was signed affiliating the two groups. In April 1938, the Milwaukee Section changed its name to the Wisconsin Section. Over time, four branches have been established-Southwest in 1962, Fox River Valley in 1966, Northwest in 1974, and Southeast in 1977. The Wisconsin Branch currently consists of approximately 2000 members.

ASCE’s Mission

Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.


Online Discussion Site for ASCE

Collaborate is the website for ASCE members to discuss issues important to the profession. Just use your already-created ASCE credentials to login and join “Communities” of your choosing, such as the Wisconsin Section and your local branch. Check it out and start collaborating!



2020 Wisconsin Section Awards - Deadline June 1!

The American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin Section is currently accepting nominations for the below 2020 ASCE Wisconsin Section Awards! These awards which recognize civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. These honors exist to award students, younger members, career professionals, projects, and journalists. Visit the Awards Page for full information or to nominate.


ASCE COVID-19 Webinar Recording Available Here!

Thank you to all who were able to attend the COVID-19 Webinar on April 9th! The webinar was hosted by Ariel Christenson, Director of Communications ASCE-MN, Hannah Albertus Benham, Director of Awards ASCE-MN and Jennifer Schaff, Section Secretary ASCE-WI.

We as civil engineers have the responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

A video recording of the presentation is available on the ASCE-MN Section YouTube station HERE.


Congratulations to Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Award Recipients - Amanda Kaiser and Luke Royal!

The ASCE Wisconsin Section Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Awards are awarded each year by the Wisconsin Section to recognize civil engineering students in their senior year of undergraduate studies, who demonstrate “excellence in engineering academic achievement and service to the profession.”
The ASCE Wisconsin Section is pleased to recognize the following recipients for the 2020 Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Awards:
  • Amanda Elizabeth Kaiser, University of Wisconsin–Platteville Amanda graduated in 2019 with an excellent GPA and a very active service record with her ASCE Chapter. She coordinated recurring volunteer efforts including highway clean-up events each semester and bi-yearly work at local homes under construction with Habitat for Humanity. Amanda begins graduate studies this year and is currently employed as a structural engineer with Computerized Structural Design in Milwaukee. 
  • Luke Royal, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Luke Royal has an impressive academic and service history, and received the following recommendation from his professor: “Based on my observations and almost multi-years’ experience of working with Luke, I can unreservedly nominate him for the ASCE award. His dedication and passion for research, engineering, challenges, and learning new materials and test methods would most certainly be an advantage for his success in accomplishing all of his academic and professional goals. Luke is the best candidate for the award.” – Konstantin Sobolev, PhD, FACI, AMC. 
The Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Awards are traditionally presented in-person at the 2020 ASCE Wisconsin Section Spring Technical Conference but in-person recognition has been delayed with the postponement of the Conference. The awards, along with a check for $1,000, have been sent to each student by Darrell Berry, Chair of the Awards Committee for ASCE Wisconsin Section. The Wisconsin Section would additionally like to recognize Darrell for the extensive time and energy that he has exerted over the years into ensuring awards recipients are carefully chosen and meaningfully acknowledged.
Nominations for the OSCE student awards are submitted on behalf of the Institution’s Student Chapter Faculty Advisors. For full information on the Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Awards, please visit the awards page on the Wisconsin Section website.
Congratulations to Amanda and Luke!
Jennifer Schaff
ASCE Wisconsin Section Secretary