ASDSO is committed to inspiring the next generation of dam safety practitioners. Below are a few current opportunities for students.
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Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Aiden Suresh Ganapathy_0.jpgScholarships will be awarded for the 2022/2023 school year and have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2022/2023 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2023 will be eligible for the 2022 scholarship. Learn More
Deadline: March 31, 2022


Student Paper Competition

ASDSO_091321-272.jpgEach year, ASDSO invites students to enter the Student Paper Competition, open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees at U.S. universities or colleges.

Topics may include traditional areas of design engineering, structural and geotechnical analysis, hydrology, hydraulics, construction, risk management and hazard mitigation, emergency action planning, dam security, and policy. In addition, case studies, emerging and innovative technologies, and senior capstone projects are encouraged.

Each winning paper will receive a $500 prize and a travel stipend (up to $400) to attend the Dam Safety conference. Winning papers will also be published in the annual conference proceedings. Other selected entries may be invited to participate in the Dam Safety Conference Poster & Lightning Talk Forum. Conference registration fees will be waived for all participating students enrolled in colleges or universities in the U.S. who present a valid student ID. Learn More
Deadline: February 1, 2022


Dam Model Competition

ASDSO_091321-328.jpgThe Dam Model competition calls for university student groups, student branches of professional organizations, K-12 STEM or science classes, or other students interested in dam safety to construct a dam model (tabletop size) based on the criteria discussed below and come up with a plan on how to best use the model to educate the public on dam safety. Learn More
Deadline: December 15, 2021