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Lower Hudson Valley Engineer/Attorney Holiday Event Print E-mail
Lower Hudson Valley Branch
On December 8, 2015, the Lower Hudson Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the White Plains Bar Association (WPBA) held a combined holiday celebration and networking event at the Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, NY. The event featured practicing and professional civil engineers alongside attorneys and judges from the Lower Hudson Valley area. Kicking off the holiday season in festive fashion, the night began with an open-bar social hour followed by a full dinner buffet.

The dinner celebration was the first joint event held by the two associations and was coordinated in an effort to encourage networking between professions. Despite busy holiday schedules, the event posted a respectable turnout with 16 engineers, 25 attorneys and 20 judges in attendance. Throughout the evening partygoers intermingled telling jokes and sharing interesting stories. Considered a hit, it is likely that the Lower Hudson Valley Branch and the WPBA will meet again for future networking affairs.

 
Ronald McDonald House Toy Donation Print E-mail
LIB Younger Member Committee
To get into the holiday spirit of giving this year, the ASCE LIB Younger Member Committee choose to donate toys to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, located in New Hyde Park. The Ronald McDonald House's mission statement is "to give comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in local hospital facilities, a 'home away from home'". Our goal was to contribute to a charitable organization this holiday season and try to bring a little joy to the children and families going through hard times.
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Deck Replacement for the Walt Whitman Bridge Print E-mail
Structures Group
Pictured from left to right: Qi Ye, PE and Structures Group Chair Eric K. Basu, PE
On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, the ASCE Met Section Structures Group hosted a technical lecture on the "Deck Replacement for the Walt Whitman Bridge". The speaker was Qi Ye, P.E., Principal at Thornton Tomasetti – Weidlinger Transportation.
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Tall Structure Response to Blasting Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. Cathy Aimone-Martin (Right) with Geotechnical Group Chair, Jared Green. Photo by Sean Lee
Dr. Cathy Aimone-Martin of Aimone-Martin Associates, presented the 41st Annual Martin S. Kapp Memorial Lecture titled "Tall Structure Response to Blasting" to a capacity audience at Stout Bar in New York City. Dr. Aimone-Martin discussed the history of  blast-induced structure response research for residential structures first employed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) in the 1970's, and how the results of these studies have been incorporated into local New York City practice through guidelines such as the FDNY explosives regulations and Technical Policy and Procedure Notice #10/88 (TPPN #10/88).
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Call For Technical Presentations Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
New year, new you? Why not practice your new you in front of other professionals? We will host for you. All you need to do is prepare your presentation and practice enough to be confident in front of a professional crowd. We will take care of everything else for you including for you to receive written feedback from your audience at the end of your presentation! So, have a presentation ready? Or would like to propose a presentation? Contact Jessica Wang at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Here are some tips on presentations from the SmartBlog on Leadership: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2016/01/15/these-are-the-rules-of-smart-presentations/

 
ASCE LIB Continues with Technical Presentations in 2016 Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
On January 14, 2016, ASCE LIB held their first technical presentation at Domenico's Restaurant on the "Analysis of Pier Columns Subject to Impact from Vehicular Collision". The speaker of the evening was Adam DeVito, PE, M. ASCE who is a Structural Engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
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