Tech ASCE Chapter Named Distinguished Chapter for Region

Friday, April 24, 2020
Georgia Tech's ASCE Chapter hosted an open advising session with CEE faculty (photo courtesy of GT ASCE)
Georgia Tech's ASCE Chapter hosted an open advising session with CEE faculty (Photo Courtesy of GT ASCE)


The Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers was named the 2020 ASCE Distinguished Chapter for the region.

The honor is awarded annually to the most outstanding student organization in each region. Region 5 is comprised of chapters from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico.

“Receiving this award is just a small testament to how dedicated our members and fellow officers are in making an impact in the civil engineering world,” said Peter Psaltakis, a civil engineering major and GT ASCE Conference Chair. “From working hard on the projects and competitions for our annual conference to socializing and networking with fellow students, faculty, and corporate sponsors, the members in our chapter always strive to help grow and better our student chapter on a day-to-day basis.”

The award is based on each chapter's annual report. It recognizes the work of members in both the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters said Zoe Zhang, the chapter’s Social and Philanthropy Chair.

Georgia Tech's ASCE chapter leadership team and faculty advisor Eric Marks
GT ASCE leadership team and faculty advisor Eric Marks

“I am glad the members of ASCE are getting the recognition they deserve for their continual hard work and engagement,” said Connor Szeto, another GT ASCE officer. “They are the reason the chapter is able to grow and become better every year.”

The GT ASCE chapter has a history of success — most recently finishing second place overall at the Spring 2019 Regional Carolinas conference.

“The award is a well-deserved accolade for our GT ASCE student members,” said Eric Marks, GT ASCE faculty advisor. “Our officers and members dedicate a significant portion of their time, energy and creativity to continuing the legacy of our award-winning group.”

“As GT ASCE approaches its 100th year, we're proud to keep its legacy strong and we're excited to keep improving the chapter every year,” said Zhang.