ASCE Mid-Continent Student Conference

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ASCE Mid-Continent Student Conference

April 19-21, 2018

The ASCE Mid-Continent Student Conference is one of many regional conferences in the United States, with over 500 students, engineers, and spectators attending the conference. The winner of each regional conference qualifies to compete in the National ASCE Student Conference. One of the key goals of the conference is to aid in the development of relationships between students throughout the region. In addition, it helps students gain experience with Civil Engineering design and an understanding of Civil Engineering standards and ethics. 


Competition Options:

  • Steel Bridge: Students design, fabricate, and assemble a steel bridge with the goal of meeting several criterion. Each team races against time to erect their bridges, which are then subjected to a series of tests to analyze performance. 
  • Concrete Canoe: Each school designs and creates their own canoe made of concrete materials. The teams are judged on display, design paper, oral presentation, and races. 
  • Geowall: Each team designs a mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall that is subjected to varying loads to measure the wall's performance. The model is constructed using a post-board paper face, craft paper reinforcements, and sand in a box. 
  • Technical Papers: Students write and present a technical paper with the chance to earn a cash prize. This technical or professional paper may have a specific topic assigned or a general theme. 
  • Scavenger Hunt: Teams will work together to complete tasks on the scavenger hunt list in order to earn as many points as possible.
  • FE Trivia: Students will answer sample Fundamentals of Engineering exam questions in a trivia style competition.
  • Concrete Bowling: Students will design a light weight concrete bowling ball the effect of fibers reinforcing concrete, to gain experience in forming and fabricating a fiber-reinforced concrete element and to encourage creativity in engineering design and analysis.

Program Location:  Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2018

            School Registration Fees: $50

            Student Registration Fees: $40/per student

LATE Registration Deadline: February 28, 2018 (No registrations will be accepted/no refunds given after February 28, 2018, including adding additional students).

            LATE School Registration Fees: $60

            LATE Student Registration Fees: $50/per student

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  No refunds will be issued after February 28, 2018.

Alumni, Family Sponsors, Etc. Registration Deadline: February 28, 2018

           Alumni, Family, Sponsors, Etc. Fees: $60/whole Conference; $40/Saturday Only

*Whole conference fee includes the following: Networking Reception, Conference T-shirt, Gift Bag, Program and Badge, 4 meals (both lunch and dinner on Friday/Saturday), Student Mixer, Keynote Dinner Awards Banquet and paid parking.
*Saturday only fee includes the following: Conference T-shirt, Gift Bag, Program and Badge, 2 meals (both lunch and dinner on Saturday), Keynote Dinner Awards Banquet and paid parking.


  • If you are an alumni, family member, sponsor, etc., please register online here or email the Alumni, Family, Sponsors, and etc. Registration Form to Conference Coordinator, Leslie Brock at

  • For School Registrations, please email the Student Attendee Registration Form to Conference Coordinator, Leslie Brock at

  • To pay by phone with a VISA, Discover, or MasterCard call Conference Coordinator, Leslie Brock at 618-453-1141.

  • To pay via check, please send check to Conference and Scheduling Services at 1255 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6705, Carbondale, IL 62901.