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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE is a professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. The purpose behind it is to bring professional civil engineers together in order to improve the civil engineering profession. Student chapters at universities worldwide aim at bringing the students together with their instructors around their majors to firstly develop as engineers and to improve their communication and their profession.

The UOB ASCE student chapter was officially recognized in a ceremony on Tuesday 11 November 2014. Engineering students, faculty and staff members gathered to celebrate. During the event, the ASCE student chapter president Rashed Rashed delivered a welcoming speech.  The ASCE student chapter advisor, Dr. Nisrine Makhoul then introduced the guest of honor, Dr. Bashir Zock (ASCE Lebanon group Vice-President and ex-president of the Order of Engineers in Tripoli). Dr. Zock address was on the professional advancement from his revered experience in the field. The ASCE student chapter certificate was officially handed by the ASCE Lebanon Group officers to Dr. Michel Najjar, Dean of Engineering (also VP for Development, Administration and Public Relations) in presence of the Chairman of Civil Engineering Dr. Najib Gerges, and the ASCE Student Chapter Officers. Dr. Najjar then addressed the audience about the academic progress the university has been witnessing, citing the new engineering building, the new campus in Dubai, UOB students standing out by winning several competitions (ACI/ACTS) and others. Dr Najjar also thanked everyone who put effort in establishing UOB’s unique status in the civil engineering field in Lebanon, especially by granting the UOB ASCE student chapter official recognition. Dr. Najjar thanked Mr. AbdulMunim Alameddine and everyone else who worked hard in this respect. The closing message was given by Dr. Nisrine Makhoul. The event was followed by a reception for students and faculty members. ( ).

UOB is among the first Universities in Lebanon which received the official certificate of its ASCE Student Chapter. The ASCE UOB chapter will strive and endeavor to live up to its newly acquired recognition and pursue higher goals well earned through their upcoming planned events.


Nowadays, the number of engineers is increasing significantly. The law of supply and demand must be satisfied by nature. When the supply is way more than the demand, job opportunities become scarce. Our world revolves around business and technology. Mastering the requirements of these two parameters will ensure success.

Action Plan :

Assessment :

Students will be exposed to new technologies and the way the world is developing new ideas based on reducing the effect of global warming, safe reduction of the cost of projects and many other requirements related to business and green technology.


Follow-up :

Make sure students keep up with new technology, research and design codes so that when they become engineers they will be equipped at least with the basics in order to have a good start in their careers to be.

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