The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement
The leading representative body for civil engineers in the United States, ASCE is also recognized globally for its significant contributions to the civil engineering profession. Worldwide, more than 139,000 professionals belong to ASCE, including 8,000 international members in 137 nations. The Oregon Section now exceeds 2,000 members. ASCE demonstrates its commitment to the individual professional engineer by providing exceptional opportunities for:
ASCE is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington, DC. The Society is governed by a 28-member board, and is organized into 21 Regional Councils, 83 Sections, 143 Branches, and 246 Student Chapters and Clubs. The Geographic Services Departmentprovides overall support to the leadership of ASCE sections, branches, and younger member groups.
The Oregon Section has four student chapters, two branches, three technical groups, and a Younger Member Forum. Our geographic reach includes Southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties) and all of Oregon, except Morrow, Umatilla, and Wallowa counties, which are part of the Columbia Section, and Baker and Malheur counties, which belong to the Southern Idaho Section. For more on the history of the Oregon Section, check the ASCE Oregon Section History and Heritage page.