Pacific Southwest Symposium (2023)

Registration Information:
regular Registration (due February 8th, 2023)
Initial Registration Fee: $230
Final Registration Fee: $65 *Please read additional fee information in the forms before sending any payment!
Registration fees can be sent to:

Paypal: @SCSEatUCSD

PSWS 2023 will take place from March 23rd, 2023 to March 25, 2023 at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Historically, the Pacific Southwest Conference is one of the largest and most rewarding events for engineering students in our region, summoning over 1,500 students and 18 universities from Arizona, California, Nevada, and even Hawaii. During this three-day conference, students apply their knowledge and skills in technical competitions ranging from Technical Paper to Concrete Canoe. Attendees also demonstrate sportsmanship in non-technical sports and events as well as network with industry professionals throughout the Conference and during the awards banquet.

Link to official PSWS 2023 website:

Stay tuned for more information on how to participate at PSWS 2023! The planned events are:

Technical Events*: ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition, ASCE Technical Paper Competition, ASCE UESI Surveying Competition, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition, AISC/ASCE Steel Bridge Competition, Environmental Design Competition, GeoWall Competition, DeCADthelon Competition

Nontechnical Events: Scavenger Hunt, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Tug-of-war, Kam-Jam, Impromtu (it's a surprise!), Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Mystery Event (an even bigger surprise!)

*Please note that the Seismic Design project team competes through the EERI Student Leadership Council, a separate event from PSWS 2023.

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PSWS Chair - Raymond Chu