12 years ago, the Civil Engineering Society (CES) at AUB was launched. The society started with an initiative taken by Dr. Mounir Mabsout in 2006, who was able to bring together around 20 students together in a summer volunteer camp that aimed to give back to unprivileged regions in Lebanon. This camp was the first event for a society whose goals were to give every member, especially Civil Engineering students, opportunities to engage in different projects, to enhance their technical skills, to build a professional network, and to help the less fortunate. In 2012, CES evolved to become the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-AUB Student Chapter.
Between then and now, the society has made huge strides forward by increasing the number of diversified events. It now includes technical workshops, volunteering camps and initiatives, social events on campus, coffee chats with professors, alumni and graduates, and civil engineering field trips. The ASCE-AUB Student Chapter hosts a range of events each year. These events include volunteering work, social gatherings, and academic workshops. There are currently 303 registered ASCE-AUB members making the society the largest in AUB. A student can join the society during the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester.