About Us


Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.  The Society comprises a national board of direction; over 600 local affiliates, which include 87 Sections, 158 Branches and 130 Younger Member Groups; 267 Student Chapters; and 11 International Student Groups.

The Mohawk-Hudson Section of The American Society of Civil Engineers was established in 1938. In 1976 the Mid-Hudson Branch was established to better serve ASCE members and their communities in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Delaware Counties, as well as the prestigious West Point Student Chapter. We usually have 6-8 dinner meetings a year, almost all of which are eligible for PDHs. Meetings are traditionally centrally located in Newburgh, close to I-84 and I-87, although we also get the opportunity twice a year to dine with the cadets at one of West Point's historic dining facilities.

In addition to our dinner meetings, we volunteer at several community events. The highlight of these events is Engineers Week (E-Week), held in February. A new event that ASCE has organized is Engineering Day at Cornwall High School. For information on these and other events, check out the Events page.



Are you interested in becoming a member of ASCE? Our organization provides you with networking opportunities, technical education, and chance to enjoy the company of like-minded engineers. 

We are always looking for new members, both to join ASCE at large, and to volunteer as an officer or project leader. If you are interested in being a leader in this organization, contact one of the officers from the links on the left. If you are ready to join ASCE, click the button below!