2017 ASCE Officers

President - Anna Larson

Email: Anna.Larson@mines.sdsmt.edu
 Anna is a 3rd year civil engineering student from Sioux City, Iowa. She has been involved with ASCE throughout her entire college career and has enjoyed making connections with other members of the student chapter as well as professionals in the community. Anna plans on becoming a structural engineer and has an internship with Burns and McDonnell this summer in Denver. Outside of ASCE, Anna is involved in Student Ambassadors, InterVarsity, Rotaract, and Concrete Canoe.  

Vice President, Concrete Canoe Captain - Zach Hansen

Email: Zachary.Hans@mines.sdsmt.edu
  Zach is a 4th year civil engineering student from Norfolk, Nebraska. He has been involved with ASCE for the past two years and has found great benefits in leadership, community service, and professional development. Besides serving as Vice President for ASCE, Zach is also Assistant Project Manager for the concrete canoe team. Zach plans on becoming a Project Manager and this summer he has a Construction Engineering internship with Oftedal Construction, Inc. in Wyoming. Outside of ASCE, Zach enjoys exploring the Black Hills and is active in intramural and city rec athletics.  

Secretary - Elizabeth Larsen

Email: Elizabeth.Larsen@mines.sdsmt.edu
Elizabeth is a 2nd year civil and environmental engineering student from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She has been in ASCE for her entire college career and has worked as the regional co-chair and canstruction co-chairs in previous years. She believes that ASCE gives students the relevant knowledge, opportunities to grow, and connections that will help in college as well as outside of college. Elizabeth also participates on the Steel Bridge team, in Engineers and Scientists Abroad, and in Alpha Delta Pi. She hopes to become an environmental engineer focusing on sustainable infrastructure to create a cleaner more sustainable future for our planet.  

Treasurer - Matt Seitzer

Email: Matthew.Seitzer@mines.sdsmt.edu
  Matt is a 3rd year civil engineering student from St. Peter, Minnesota. He has been involved with ASCE since his freshman year. He is involved in the steel bridge and concrete canoe teams and was an officer for the concrete canoe team during his sophomore year. Matt has an internship with the South Dakota DOT. Outside of ASCE Matt enjoys spending time outdoors hiking around the Black Hills.  

Historian - Joe Hemmer

Email: Joseph.Hemmer@mines.sdsmt.edu
Joe is a 3rd year civil engineering student from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He has been involved with ASCE throughout his entire college career and see's great value in the friendships and professional connections that he has made through the organization. He is also greatly involved in steel bridge and concrete canoe teams. Joe plans on becoming a structural engineer and has an internship this coming summer with Kiewit Infrastructre in Omaha.  Outside of ASCE, Joe is highly involved with the band program on campus, playing  drums and piano.  

Steel Bridge Team Captain - Chad Reimer

Email: Chad.Reimer@mines.sdsmt.edu
Chad is a 3rd year Civil Engineering student from Blaine, Washington. He has been a member of ASCE his entire college career with his primary extracurricular focus being the Steel Bridge team. He has found amazing benefits from being apart of ASCE and recognizes its importance in giving students the skills they need to survive in the industry world that they would not gain in the classroom. Chad plans on going to Graduate School for structural engineering after his time at SDSM&T as an undergrad. Outside of ASCE and Steel Bridge, Chad enjoys reading up on history and politics in addition to much needed rest after finishing up his schoolwork.

Faculty Advisor - Christopher Shearer

Email: Christopher.Shearer@sdsmt.edu
Dr. Chris Shearer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He teaches courses related to structural engineering and materials. His research investigates the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties and durability performance of infrastructure materials, with a focus on sustainable concrete materials technology. He also consults for industry on materials-related issues. In his small amount of spare time, he enjoys music, movies, reading, traveling, swimming, and hiking. He currently serves as the faculty advisor for ASCE and the Concrete Canoe Team at SD Mines.