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The N.C. Section of ASCE holds 100-year celebration on Centennial Campus

The North Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers celebrated its 100-year anniversary on NC State’s Centennial Campus on October 6. The celebration included guest speakers, awards, a scholarship presentation and a tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall, home to CCEE. There were dozens of attendees, including ASCE members, students, faculty and ASCE President Maria Lehman

Zoe Smith with N.C. Section of ASCE’s secretary minutes from the early 1900s

Civil engineering student Zoe Smith, who serves as president of the NC State student chapter of ASCE, was one of four local college students awarded a $2,500 scholarship. 

“It was an honor to win the scholarship, and especially to be chosen among the many applicants from across the state,” Smith said. “It was also an honor to be recognized for my involvement in ASCE over these past two years and to see that the student chapters are a great way to start being involved in civil engineering and the professional society of ASCE.”

In addition to the scholarship, Smith was also presented with a journal of the N.C. Section of ASCE’s secretary minutes from board of director minutes from February 1925 to January 1950. The manuscript contains bylaws and general information discussed by members.

“It is printed on the original copy paper from being typed on a typewriter,” Smith said. “It is an interesting artifact to have and to be in charge of displaying on behalf of the NC State student chapter of ASCE.”