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Student Organizations


American Concrete Institute

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jiong Hu


The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a  technical and educational society organized in 1904 to develop, share, and disseminate the knowledge and information needed to utilize concrete to its fullest potential. The ACI Student Chapter at Texas State University- San Marcos strengthens this link between ACI, The Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) and the entire Texas Concrete Industry. The Chapter offers many opportunities to students such as meeting with leaders in the industry, attending seminars, visit sites, participate in ACI competitions, and networking with other professional societies at Texas State University.

2014/2015 OFFICERS:                                         

President:  Alex Burkhart                                       
Vice-President:  Amy Ramos                                
Treasurer:  Brian Ledsinger                                    
Secretary:  Cole Pilgrim                                                      


Texas State 2014/2015 ACI Student Officers (from left to right): Cole Pilgrim, Amy Ramos, Alex Burkhart, Brian Ledsinger


American Foundry Society

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Laura Bartlett



American Foundry Society Is The leading U.S. based metalcasting society that assists member companies (metalcasting facilities, diecasters and industry suppliers) and individuals to effectively manage all production operations, profitably market their products and services and to equitably manage their employees. The American Foundry Society also promotes the interests of the metalcasting industry before the legislative and executive branches of  the federal government. With the direction of its volunteer committee structure, the professional staff of the American Foundry Society provides support in the areas of technology, management and education to further activities that will enhance the economic progress of the metalcasting industry.

2014/2015 OFFICERS:

President:  Abel Ardis
Vice President: Aaron McGraw
Secretary: Sabra Serino



The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Byoung Hee You



The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional and educational organization that promotes interactions between mechanical engineers and various fields of engineering and science. To improve member’s technical skills and knowledge ASME offers: training, conferences, community outreach, publications, codes, and standards. The student chapter at Texas State University aims to increase student interest in mechanical engineering by offering seminars from professionals and facility tours. Any student with an interest in mechanical engineering or related fields are encouraged and welcome to join.

2014/2015 OFFICERS:

Chair:  Sean Moore
Vice Chair:  Devanda Lek
Secretary: Juan Gomez
Treasurer:  Sean Syring


Construction Student Association

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Vivek Sharma



The Construction Student Association of Texas State University is an organization for students pursuing a construction-related degree within the Department of Engineering Technology. This umbrella organization includes the student chapters of ABC, AGC, and NAHB. 

2014/2015 OFFICERS:

President 2014: Ashton Allen
President 2015: James Holmes
Vice President: Karen Thomas
Treasurer: Lane Conaway
Secretary: Trevor Lundgren
  Special Events Leader:  Oliver Moore
  Continuing Education Leader:  Cameron Huser
  Community Outreach Leader:  Javier Mendez
  Information Technology Leader - Andrew Childs
     ABC Ambassador: Matt Bearden
     AGC Ambassador: Mitchell Classen
     NAHB Ambassador: Erik Sifuentes
     USGBC Ambassador:  Maya Shebesta

CSA Events and Announcements

2013-2014 CSA Officers
2013-2014 Officers: (L to R) Front Row: Mitchell Classen, Karen Thomas; 2nd Row: Matt Bearden, Austin Everett, David Haddad; 3rd Row: Lane Conaway, Trevor Jordan, James Holmes; Back Row: Andres Sanchez, Alex Schultz, and Ashton Allen.


Associated Builders and Contractors

ABC Ambassador: Matt Bearden

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 75 chapters representing 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

MISSION: ABC will continually strive to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.



Associated General Contractors

AGC Ambassador: Mitchell Classen

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the voice of the construction industry, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to skill, integrity and responsibility. Operating in partnership with its chapters, the association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.



National Association of Home Builders

NAHB Amabassador: Erik Sifuentes

Housed under the Residential Construction Academy and funded by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), corporate partners, and student member dues, the NAHB student chapters program helps to enrich the educational experience of students enrolled in construction-related studies and training. Chapters are located at universities, community colleges, high schools and vocational/technical institutions across the country.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Engineering Faculty Advisor: Dr. Asiabanpour
Technology Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ameri



The Texas State Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is open for membership by all Technology Students. SME was organized to promote professional growth and social activity among its membership. All interested university faculty and students are welcome to join.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually.  Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.

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