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Student Leader Elijah Suh

Elijah Suh
President, UW Chapter, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Senior, CEE Bachelor’s Degree Program

How long have you been involved with the organization?
I have been involved in ASCE since my junior year (2015).

What do you enjoy most about being in a leadership position?
What I enjoy most out of being in leadership is the continual collaboration with my fellow ASCE officers to ensure the success of our events in conjunction with achieving the goals we have set forth. We work as a team and support each other whenever help is needed.

How many hours a week do you spend working with the organization?
I put in an average of 10 hours per week.

What are your goals for the organization for this academic year?
The goal for this academic year is to provide our members with a myriad of professional development opportunities. We want students to gain the necessary knowledge and connections needed to succeed with whatever route they plan to pursue after graduation.

Can you briefly describe what the group/organization does?
The organization strives to enhance both the personal and professional development of CEE students. We aim to expose students to the professional field of Civil and Environmental Engineering through technical presentations, community service projects, and competitions such as Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge. Additionally, we host social events to foster a community within the CEE department.

How many members are there?
We currently have approximately 90 members and counting

What is your favorite part of being part of the organization?
My favorite part of being in ASCE is gaining the personal connections with other students in the department as well as connections with professional civil engineers. The position provides me the opportunity to reach out and learn from the knowledge and experience of others.

What area of civil & environmental engineering most interests you?
I am interested in the field of transportation.

What do you hope to do after graduation?
I hope to gain an EIT position as a roadway design engineer after graduation.