CHI Epsilon National Website


Chi Epsilon retains as its motto the Greek letters Chi Delta Chi... These three letters symbolize our English motto: Conception, Design, and Construction...Conception requires imagination and intelligence. Design requires education and practical experience. Construction requires energy, determination, and perseverance...

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Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student...

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Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society

Notre Dame Chapter


Chi Epsilon is the official Honor Society for Civil Engineers, with a proud tradition of community service, academic enrichment and social camaraderie. The Notre Dame student chapter was established in 1966 as the 62nd Chapter and is a member of the Great Lakes District.


ND Chi Epsilon Member Ahsan Kareem Inducted to National Academy of Engineering

 Ahsan Kareem, Robert Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in February of 2009.  According to the NAE, he was given this distinguished honor “for [his] contributions to analyses and designs to account for wind effects on tall buildings, long-span bridges, and other structures.”  He is currently the director of Notre Dame’s NatHaz Modeling Laboratory.  Kareem is also the primary U.S. contributor to “New Frontiers of Education and Research in Wind Engineering,” a project at Tokyo Polytechnic University’s Global Center for Excellence.

Kareem received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the West Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology in 1968, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii through a joint program with MIT in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural dynamics and fluid dynamics from Colorado State University in 1978.  Many awards have been bestowed on Kareem including the Alan G. Davenport Medal, the Robert H. Scanlan Medal and the Jack E. Cermak Medal.  These medals recognize his contributions to the study of wind effects on structures.

Ahsan Kareem was inducted into Chi Epsilon through the University of Notre Dame in February of 2007.




The Semester In Review

April 28, 2013: New members inducted, officers installed [see more photos]

April 19-21, 2012: Notre Dame students attended the ASCE Great Lakes Regional Conference, held at Bradley University, with a number of Chi Epsilon members participating.

May 2009: Tau Beta Pi finishes honor society garden in collaboration with Chi Epsilon and other ND discipline honor societies.