our structure

Established in 1920, we are a Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers representing the State of Rhode Island. The structure of ASCE is composed of Regions, Section and Branches. ASCE Rhode Island Section is in Region 1 and based on the geographic size of the state and our membership levels, we are comprised of one Section. Within this Section, there are three membership levels. In the first level, there are student members from the student chapters of the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University. The second level are younger members who are active ASCE members under the age of 35. In the third and final membership level are professional members. This group is comprised of active ASCE members over the age of 35.  To learn more about ASCE as a whole click here

Our Mission

The Rhode Island ASCE Section strives to advance the science and profession of civil engineering in a manner consistent with the purpose of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Our Method

The RI Section and the Younger Member Group host a number of functions throughout the year from informational dinner meetings, to outreach, advocacy and community service events. To learn more about our upcoming events please see our events page for updates.


There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and homes to men. Then it elevates the standards of living and adds to the comforts of life. That is the engineer’s privilege.
— Herbert Hoover, President of the United States

What We've Achieved

  • Multiple student scholarships are awarded annually in excess of $1,000.
  • Support of Student Sections by giving the URI and RWU critical funding to them help prepare for the Concrete Canoe competitions.
  • Rhode Island hosted Sections and Branches from ASCE Regions 1, 2, 4 and 5 at the 2013 Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Warwick, RI.
  • Support of the Mathcounts program through donations and volunteering during the competition.