Student Clubs

American Society of Civil Engineers/Associated General Contractors

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Sanders

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter is composed of Civil and Environmental Engineering students. We emphasize networking, educating the community about our profession, and applying classroom knowledge to real-world situations. We hold monthly meetings, take part in competitions, and provide fun events throughout the year.

Students race a concrete canoe

Students build their concrete canoe

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ramin Motamed

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute/University of Nevada, Reno (EERI/UNR) student chapter was established in October 2000. EERI/UNR was established to engage students in earthquake engineering, to provide context to earthquake engineering research education and to afford students networking opportunities with earthquake engineering professionals. The objective of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is to reduce the earthquake risk by:

  1. Advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering
  2. Improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment
  3. Advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effect of earthquakes

Different activities are developed as part of the EERI/UNR student chapter, but all of them are focused on sharing knowledge about earthquake engineering. Each month, the student chapter hosts a seminar presented by distinguished lecturers involved with seismic design and research of components and structures.

Engineers Without Borders

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Dennett
Engineering Wthout Borders group photoEngineers Without Borders is a group of students and professional engineers who work to improve the lives of people in developing countries through basic infrastructure projects. Past projects include simple water supply systems, well drilling, low technology wastewater collection and treatment systems, and construction of school buildings and single family homes. You don't have to be an engineering student or an engineer to participate in the group's activities. All you need is a willingness to invest yourself in the lives of those in need.

View photos from past trips to Brazil, Guatemala and Panama