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Sam Potts, P.E., M.ASCE


Outstanding Practitioner Advisor for Student Groups


Sam Potts, P.E., M.ASCE, is one of the practitioner advisors at the California State University, Northridge ASCE student chapter. During the 2022 calendar year, Sam first and foremost advised efforts in the planning on the Pacific Southwest Symposium (PSWS). For PSWS, Sam worked with the PSWS Chair and several committee chairs in preliminary planning and goal setting, finance, organizational development, competition development, and event logistics. During PSWS, Sam held several support functions, including soliciting sponsors and judges, coordinating equipment storage, tabling for YMF, arranging awards, leading the business meeting, setting up canoe buoys, and spearheading both the Transportation and DeCADthalon competitions.

Sam’s recent work with directly the student chapter during 2022 included assisting with the officer transition camp, advising at board meetings, advising the concrete canoe, providing best practices in organizational conflict management, coordinating collaborative events with ASCE LA YMF, and hosting his classic value-of-a-resume workshop.

For his dedication to the CSUN ASCE chapter, Sam was recently honored with the Outstanding Alumnus award from CSUN’s Matador Involvement.

Professionally, Sam is a Project Engineer at MNS Engineers, Inc., working to make safer and friendlier streets in beautiful Southern California. Within ASCE, Sam is the president-elect of LA YMF and the vice chair of ASCE’s Committee on Student Conferences and Competitions.