ASCE Western Great Lakes (WGL) Student Symposium

The ASCE student chapters of Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Northwestern University have partnered together to host the 2024 annual ASCE Western Great Lakes (WGL) Student Symposium! Interested in helping future civil engineers develop valuable skills and establish life-long connections, networking with prospective employees, or perhaps watching a bunch of college students attempt to make concrete canoes float and build structurally questionable bridges? All of this and more will be possible at the upcoming WGL student symposium being hosted here in Chicago!

This is neither an easy nor inexpensive event to host, and the local ASCE student chapters need our help in making this event happen. They have currently raised over a quarter of their $75,000 fundraising goal and are looking for additional sponsors and competition judges. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the future of civil engineering and put your company in the spotlight! Unique benefits, such as tables at the symposium career fair, are being offered to prospective sponsors! Below you will find additional information about the symposium, along with links to the Judge Registration Form and WGL 2024 Sponsorship Portfolio. We highly encourage sponsoring this event!

When: April 4-6, 2024

Where: Chicago, IL.

Estimated Student Attendance: 400

Competitions (11 Total): Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Surveying, Sustainable Solutions, Construction Institute, Technical Paper, Concrete Cornhole, GeoWall, Engineering Quiz Bowl, Scavenger Hunt, and Volleyball

Events of Interest: Networking Night and Bags Tournament, Symposium Career Fair, Awards Banquet and Ceremony.

Sponsorship Portfolio: Click here

Judge Registration: Click here

Please note that sponsorship add-ons and competition judge slots are limited. Additional information about the symposium may be found on the symposium website. Please reach out to with any questions.