Founded in 1852, ASCE is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Our mission is to "provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession." ASCE celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002 with its members and the general public.
About ASCE Acadiana Branch
The Acadiana Branch was established in 1982 in order to serve ASCE Louisiana Section members in central and southwest Louisiana, also known as the "The Crossroads" and "Cajun Country," respectively. These and the surrounding areas have been collectively recognized by the state legislature as the Acadiana region. Together with other members of the Louisiana Section, we advocate ASCE's mission by serving as a liaison between civil engineering university students and the professional community, through community involvement, and through sponsorship of continuing education seminars.
Acadiana Branch activities typically begin in September with the installation of the new Board of Directors. The Branch hosts monthly luncheons for the general membership which traditionally feature a guest speaker. Although the featured topic or presentation is usually technical in nature, the Board often invites speakers who are of general interest to our members (i.e., State & Local Officials, School Board Representatives, University Officials, etc...).
The Acadiana Branch also sponsors or co-sponsors an annual Christmas Social, Continuing Education Seminar or Conference, and a Crawfish Boil. Elections are held for the next Board of Directors at the May Branch meeting, which effectively concludes Branch activities until the installation of officers in September. For more information, please review the Acadiana Branch ByLaws (Adobe Acrobat Document, .pdf) Our Board members will be happy to answer any questions you may have about ASCE or our local Branch. If you are interested in becoming an ASCE member, please visit the ASCE website.