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Civil Engineering
Chambers Technology Center 217
Aurora Santana
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Student Activities

Students in the civil engineering program have many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, student competitions, and hands on projects as part of their program. Learning to become an engineer requires understanding the theory, but also being able to put those theories into practice. Below is a small sample of current activities that involve our students.

ASCE MidPacific Student ConferenceMidPac 2017
The Pacific ASCE Student Chapter participated in the 2017 ASCE MidPacific Student Conference hosted by the California State University, Chico.  Tigers competed in the Water Treatment, Geowall, Water Research, and Mead Paper competitions, as well as  mini games.  Preparing for the conference competitions provides great opportunities for students to put their education into practice and develop communication and teamwork skills as they work closely with students from other years and other majors.  Thanks to all our sponsors whose generous donations made it possible for us to take approximately 35 students to MidPac.  Looking forward to MidPac 2018, when Pacific and Sac State are co-hosting!
Orange!  Black!  Tiger Attack!  Roar!!  Go Tigers!


Golze Scholarship2017 Golze Scholarship Recipients
We are very proud of our students who received Golze Scholarships from the ASCE Sacramento Section:

Left to right, front row:   Elias Karam, P.E. (CE'05) (ASCE Sacramento Section President), Gena Farley, Jose Ruvalcaba, Joseph Cliscagne, Regina Manneh, Victor Calderon, Joey McElhany, and Camilla Saviz, Ph.D., P.E. (ASCE Chapter Advisor)

Left to right, back row:  David Garcia and Eric Polson, P.E.  (Golze Scholarship Committee Trustee)  

We are very grateful to the ASCE Sacramento Section for supporting our students!  Numerous scholarship opportunities are made available to our students throughout the year.  Scholarships range from $500 - $5000.  Scholarships typically require submittal of a personal statement (letter or essay stating career goals), involvement in ASCE, extra-curricular activities, and a transcript.  Ms. Jessica Knight sends announcements to all eligible students as they become available.  Announcements and flyers are also posted on our Civil Engineering board on the 2nd floor of the Chambers Technology Center and outside  many faculty offices.  Please talk to any of our Civil Engineering faculty if you are interested, then please apply!!


Mono Lake Adventures Returned in 2017Mono Lake
Dr. Gary Litton and Dr. Camilla Saviz took a group of students and alumni on a trip to Mono Lake in July.  The 3-day action-packed tour included a stop at the Columns of the Giants near Ebbetts Pass, a trip to Bodie State Historic Park and a tour of the Stamp Mill where ore was crushed to extract gold, a visit to South Tufa, a bird-watching walk, a hike along Mill Creek, a hike in the Fissures on Black Point, and a hike out to Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.  The group camped along the south shore of Mono Lake, enjoyed beautiful sunsets, heard coyotes singing, and of course, ate at the Whoa Nellie Deli and a new favorite, the Epic Café.

Mono LakeMono LakeMono Lake


Awards Banquet2017 Senior Awards
The Civil Engineering Department was pleased to present our 2017 Senior Awards to (left to right):  Jackie Koyama, EIT (Academic Excellence), Cheyanne Harris, EIT (Outstanding Graduate), Ellen Tiedemann, EIT (Outstanding Graduate), and Keiko Pagaduan, EIT (Academic Excellence). Congratulations!!




 Aimee Mahoney, CE '18, receives a 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)Aimee Mahoney and Tiny House
Aimee's SURF research project started as a look at how to make an ideal "tiny house."  The Tiny House would be economical and environmentally friendly and would have positive social impact.  Aimee will examine the literature surrounding the sustainability of tiny houses and the design of a tiny house for a young, urban professional.  She plans to continue the work of the "tiny house project" throughout the next year by publishing the literature review in a professional journal with the help and guidance of Pacific faculty member, Dr Luke Lee, co-author of the review.  She also plans to extend the project into her required senior design project along with three other engineering students.  As a future civil engineer, Aimee wants to be environmentally conscious and hopes to have a positive impact on the world through her involvement in movements that have the ability to change the lifestyle of the average American to one that is conscious of money, environmental impact and social and psychological health.