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2015-2016 Graduate Scholarship - Geotechnical Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
The American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section – Geotechnical Group (ASCE Met Section – Geotech Group) will award at least one scholarship to a graduate student studying geotechnical engineering at a university within the New York City Metropolitan Area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx). At least one scholarship will provide a stipend of $3,000 to be used during the student's graduate studies at one of the Engineering Schools the New York City Metropolitan Area. Only students having been accepted into or currently matriculated in a graduate geotechnical engineering program by June 2015 are eligible for the scholarship.

Applications must be accompanied by a certified transcript and received at the ASCE Met Section – Geotech Group by December 11, 2015. The application is attached herein.

For more details, please refer to the pdf Application Packet.

Conceptual Thinking and the Design of Tall Buildings and Foundations Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Bill Baker (left) with Geotechnical Group Chair, Jared Green. Photo by Sean Lee
Only Bill Baker of Skidmore Owings & Merrill could describe the world's tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa, as a "buttressed core". Mr. Baker presented the William H. Mueser and Phillip C. Rutledge 2015 Memorial Lecture titled "Conceptual Thinking and the Design of Tall Buildings and Foundations" on November 18, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
Stability and Service Considerations for Steel Bridge Orthotropic Deck Panels Print E-mail
Structures Group
Pictured from left to right: Mark Jen, Ph.D., S.E., P.E. and Structures Group Chair Eric K. Basu, P.E.
On Tuesday November 3rd, 2015, the ASCE Met Section Structures Group hosted a technical lecture on "Stability and Service Considerations for Steel Bridge Orthotropic Deck Panels." The speaker was Mark Jen, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Principal Engineer with Parsons Transportation Group.
Annual Joint Student Chapter Kick-off Meeting Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On September 17th, Bryan Gomes hosted a joint meeting between members of student ASCE chapters in the NYC area and the Younger Member Forum. The purpose of this meeting was to do some initial planning, get to know each other, network, and start off the new year on the right foot in regards to student outreach efforts. Representatives from Manhattan College, City College of NY, Cooper Union, Columbia, and Stony Brook were all in attendance. During the meeting, attendees discussed organizational changes that would facilitate better planning and more events: every school would have a representative within the YMF, typically someone who has attended the school. Representatives spoke first hand with the student chapter president. It was beneficial to all to meet face to face at this meeting.
October Technical Lecture Print E-mail
Long Island Branch

On October 22, 2015, the Long Island Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers welcomed Brett Belair for its October Technical Seminar. Mr. Belair discussed flood resistant construction techniques to satisfy the requirements of flood insurance, the only natural disaster insurance provided by the federal government.

YMF Hosts Younger Member Happy Hour During 2015 ASCE National Convention Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On October 13th, 2015 the YMF held a networking happy hour bringing together engineers  attending the 2015 ASCE National Convention and local, young engineers. The happy hour was held on the rooftop of 230 Fifth Avenue that held delightful views of New York City and its famous skyline!
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