Resources for Students & Faculty

ASDSO is committed to inspiring the next generation of dam safety practitioners.

If you're a student you can:

  • Apply for scholarships
  • Get free student admission to conferences
  • Participate in annual student paper competitions
  • Have access to our internships clearinghouse
  • Have access to research resources
  • Find a career mentor
  • Receive free resume posting services

ASDSO also offers a variety of resources for university faculty, including audiovisual presentations and assistance with capstone course development.

Join us!

ASDSO offers affordable student memberships ($24/year).


Why Join ASDSO?

ASDSO provides professional development and educational opportunities for all persons interested in the field of dam safety. Join ASDSO - to further your own career and to contribute to the fulfillment of ASDSO's goals and objectives. Your dues contribute to advancing dam safety through:

  • legislative advocacy
  • public and dam owner awareness and media education
  • the building of partnerships among stakeholders
  • promotion of dam safety engineering as a career choice


 A Few of the Many Benefits of ASDSO Membership:

  • monthly electronic newsletters with all the news & updates on the latest developments in dam & levee safety in the U.S. & worldwide
  • the quarterly Journal of Dam Safety - a technical review of current issues and innovations
  • discounts on training, at the bookstore, on booth space and advertising rates
  • complete access to ASDSO's Members Only website
  • free use of ASDSO's Resource Center and Inquiry Services
  • the network of over 3,000 members and thousands of additional contacts educational materials, and much more.


Student Paper Competition
ASDSO invites students to submit papers on dam and levee safety. 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.

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ASDSO Undergraduate Scholarship
ASDSO has awarded between $5,000 and $10,000 in the past to students with an interest in dam safety. To be eligible you must be a rising senior.

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ASDSO Speakers Bureau
Speakers are available for classes and student groups.

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Careers: Internship and Co-ops/Resume Posting Service
Looking for a dam engineering internship? ASDSO can help! ASDSO also posts resumes of students and recent graduates at no charge. Visit the Career Center for more information.

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Dam Safety YouTube Series
Don't know what a dam safety engineer does? Visit our YouTube page and watch videos of interns and professionals in dam safety explain what goes on in the field!

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Special thanks to our sustaining members