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President's Message Print E-mail
Albert Pozotrigo
Albert Pozotrigo,
ASCE Met Section
The big news on September 29, 2015, at 10 am was the release of the Report Card for New York’s Infrastructure.

This is the first such report disclosed for New York State, and as such it will be a topic of reflection not only during the month of October, but also in the several months to come.

The ASCE New York State Council basically provided an in depth look of the Infrastructure conditions of New York State and assigned grades that would serve as indicators of the overall condition of the State's infrastructure in nine (9) critical categories:

Aviation C
Bridges D+
Dams C-
Drinking Water C
Parks B-
Roads D-
Solid Waste B-
Transit C-
Wastewater D

The overall grade for the entire State was a C-.
New York State Gets C- on Infrastructure Report Card Print E-mail
To raise awareness about New York State's infrastructure needs, on September 29th ASCE released the inaugural Report Card for New York's Infrastructure, following the methodology of ASCE National's Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, both assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades.
Met Section Supports Summer Engineering Awareness Program Print E-mail
This summer, the Met Section helped to support a Summer Engineering Awareness Program for high school students at Manhattan College, making it possible for 40 students to attend the 10-day program at no cost to them. The students enjoyed lectures by experienced professionals, a field trip to an engineering design firm, and were excited to participate in the structural competition.
ASCE Met Section YMF Mentoring Program Kicks Off! Print E-mail
The ASCE Met Section YMF Mentoring Program is a newly formed, yearlong local initiative of the ASCE Met Section Younger Member Forum (YMF). This program not only provides a mentoring opportunity for both college and entry-level professionals, but also links student chapters with the Younger Member Forum and Met Section members.
ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium Print E-mail
From September 19-21, Anh Nguyen and Nolan Mazur attended the ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) representing the Younger Member Forum to enhance their leadership and management skills. The event was held at the ASCE National Headquarters in Reston, VA and joint sessions were conducted with the President and Governors Forum (PGF). Anh and Nolan had the opportunity to network with leaders of the Society from across the US with a diverse array of technical backgrounds.

Met Section Attends Region 1 Assembly Print E-mail
Robert Ervolina, P.E. and Declared ASCE Presidential Candidate Robin A. Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, F.ASCE
By: Robert Ervolina, P.E., M.ASCE, ASCE Met Section Vice-President

On September 11-13, 2015, ASCE Region 1 gathered for an annual assembly. This year it was held at Cornell University and was well attended.
13th Annual Golf Outing Print E-mail
1st Place Team Winners: Jim Weichert (GEB), Qaisar Khan (ASCE LIB President), Joe Celentano (GEB) and Michael Celentano (GEB). Photo Taken By: Jason Chen
On September 9, 2015, ASCE Long Island Branch kicked off the 2015-2016 year with the 13th Annual Golf Outing at Timber Point Golf Course. Eleven teams participated on this very warm September day.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 11th, 2015
145th Annual Civil Engineering Convention
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Younger Member National Convention Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage: Wind versus Water
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
PE/FE Practice Exam
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
New York Cares Day Fall 2015
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
YMF Officers October Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Infrastructure Group Lecture 1
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
NYS Thruway Asset Management & The New NY Bridge Environmental Mitigation
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
October Technical Lecture
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Construction Group Lecture

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