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New Cone Penetrometer Correlations for Improved Geotechnical Site Characterization Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Prof. Scott Olson (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair, John Grillo. Photo by Sean Lee

Professor Scott Olson delivered the 2014 Langan Lecture on the topic of "New Cone Penetrometer Correlations for Improved Geotechnical Site Characterization" on October 15, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Celebrates 50th Anniversary Print E-mail
History & Heritage Committee
November 21, 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. With a main span of 4,260 feet across the Narrows, the double-decked bridge carries twelve lanes of Interstate 278 and connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The bridge is named after the Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who became the first European to sail into New York Harbor in 1524.
Bridge Assessment Management Beyond the Short Term Print E-mail
Infrastructure Group
20140917_seminar1.jpg The Met Section Infrastructure Group and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering cosponsored a technical lecture: "Bridge Assessment Management – Beyond the Short Term" on September 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Tariq M. Bashir, PE, Regional Bridge Asset Manager and Design Supervisor of NYSDOT Region 11 presented the guiding principles of New York State Department of Transportation's infrastructure investment and decision making and their application to Bridge Asset Management.
Public Speaking Opportunities for Younger Members Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
  • Do you want to improve your public speaking skills?
  • Do you want to make a professional impression?
  • Do you want to test your limits on your projects with Q&A?
  • Do you need presentation practice & feedback?
  • There is nothing wrong with stomach butterflies! You just have to get them to fly in formation!

    We invite you to submit your ideas and presentations for the Younger Professional Technical Lecture Series. We are looking for 15-50 minute presentations by young professionals. Please submit an abstract for review, outlining your main points of the presentation. No experience is necessary.

    For proposal submissions and/or questions, contact Jessica Wang at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Feel free to post this pdf flyer in your office.

    2014 ASCE National Election Results Print E-mail
    Met Section
    The 2014 ASCE national election concluded on Wednesday, August 13th. The Tellers Committee convened to verify the election results, which are as follows:

    President-elect Elect (2014-2015):
    Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE

    Region Directors-Elect (2014-2017):
    Region 1: Leonard Cilli, EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Region 5: Melissa Sue Wheeler, A.M.ASCE
    Region 9: Jay H. Higgins, P.E., F.ASCE
    Technical: James R. Harris, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, NAE, M.ASCE

    LI Younger Members Unwind at Dave and Busters Print E-mail
    LIB Younger Member Group
    On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14 members of the ASCE Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee went to Dave & Busters in Westbury for a fun night. Everyone watched the World Cup opening round games on television and got appetizers, which was followed by playing a number of different arcade games.
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