Hello all ASCE members!!
On behalf of the Met Section Executive Board, I would like to wish all our members a very happy and prosperous new year! We have a lot to look forward to in the coming year, including many of our large member events. I would like to specifically recognize our great events for National Engineers Week and the Future City Competition. I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge that the board recently approved the Structures Group to join the national Structural Engineering Institute, known as SEI. Our section has several institutes chapters involved locally, which allows our members access to national events and more fluidity between national and our local section.
I am happy to announce that our scholarship applications and notices are out to the area schools, and we ask all our members to help spread the word. This is a great opportunity to recognize accomplished students and give back to the civil engineering community.
In addition to our scholarship applications, you should have seen recent notices in regards to our annual awards. This is a great opportunity to recognize specific deserving individuals and showcase key projects in our metropolitan area. We really look forward to input from our members and urge all of you to take the time to spread the word and offer a consideration.
We have some fun events planned, including our upcoming tour of Brooklyn Brewery and our annual ski trip. These types of events allow our emerging leaders to network and spend time with each other, and encourage further involvement in our section. These events and happy hours have led to a major increase in activity at the YMF level and allows our section to create a deep bench for the executive board.
I look forward to all the opportunities that 2017 brings and look forward to an exciting year. Our Executive Board, Directors and Committees thank you all for your support.
The American Society of Civil Engineers – Metropolitan Section – Younger Member Forum invites you to join our third year of the mentoring program!!!
Mentoring groups will consist of three people: a college student/entry level professional, intermediate level professional, and senior level professional. Groups will be formed based on civil engineering field, location and career path.
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the Structures Group held its second technical lecture of the year entitled “Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Challenges” and welcomed an excellent turnout, filling Helen Mills Theatre in New York City.
On Wednesday December 7, 2016, seventeen ASCE members met for a fun night of bowling at the AMF Lanes in Centereach, NY. Four lanes of competitive bowling ensued with plenty of time to mingle with members on adjacent lanes. It was great for the Stony Brook students to socialize with the young professionals as well as the past Board Presidents. The Younger Member Committee was able to subsidize the cost for the first 10 who replied to the announcement, and the venue was reasonably priced.
The 2016 William H. Mueser and Phillip C. Rutledge Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr. Ron Heuer, a University of Illinois graduate. Dr Heuer is a tunnel expert with over 50 years of diverse experience in underground design and construction. The lecture entitled, "Thoughts on 50 Years Underground", was held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center. This was the second in the annual series of lectures sponsored by the ASCE Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Group.