PSWC is sponsored by many different engineering corporations!

The public policy goal of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is to serve the public and the engineering profession by: 

  • Advocating for the Society's strategic goal of enhancing infrastructure and environmental stewardship to protect the public health and safety and improve the quality of life.
  • Promoting engineering excellence through public policy activities.
  • Developing civil engineering positions on public policy issues, and developing alternative proposals consistent with the profession's commitment to public safety.
  • Coordinating ASCE members and resources at the local, state and national levels to impact public policy efficiently and effectively. 
  • Maintaining a quick response capability for short notice issues.
  • Undertaking agenda-setting and pro-active public policy activities.
  • Educating and assisting public policymakers to better understand the engineering impacts of legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • Providing coalition-building leadership in order to increase the impact of ASCE's public policy positions.
  •  Building strong coalitions with allied industry associations to speak with a unified voice on issues that affect us all. 
  • Promoting the understanding and participation of ASCE members in public policy positions.
(Taken from "ASCE - Public Policy Mission Statement")


Pacific Southwest Conference 2013




LMU, USC, and Cal Baptist are hosting the 2013 PSWC, to provide a unique LA experience!



Here you'll find the list of competition, their locations, and times.

PSWC 2013 is over! The hosts schools would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers that helped make this year's conference a special one!