About aSCE OR Section
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. ASCE Oregon Section has about 2400 members.
The American Society of Civil Engineers, founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States.
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 150,000 professionals belong to ASCE, with members in 177 nations. ASCE demonstrates its commitment to the individual professional engineer by providing exceptional opportunities for:
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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, 75 Sections, 155 Branches, and 246 Student Chapters and Clubs. The Geographic Services Department provides overall support to the leadership of ASCE sections, branches, and younger member groups.