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YMF Celebrates National Engineers Week with Kids Day Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Murray Hill Academy students work diligently to build a sound structure.
On February 17, 2014, the ASCE Metropolitan Section hosted Kids Day, a one-day fun-filled event, at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens in celebration of National Engineers Week. Hundreds of children and their parents came to learn and perform hands-on activities focusing on engineering. The participating kids left with goody bags filled with stickers, bookmarks, pencils, and the creations they made during the event.
Civil Engineer Speaks to Students at Long Island High School Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
Civil engineer Julio Williams recently met with Commack High School students to lecture about engineering. In the photo shown, he discusses an example from a now completed bridge widening project on Long Island. During his presentation, he related learning in the classroom to civil engineering design and construction.
New Building Foundations and Property Line Construction Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
On February 19, 2014, Tim Lynch from the Department of Buildings and Gregory Biesiadecki of Langan, presented a seminar to approximately 70 of our ASCE Met Section colleagues. The seminar was focused on the complexities of performing excavation work within NYC's dense urban environment.
NYC Regional Future City Winning Team Goes to National Finals Print E-mail
Future City Competition
The winning team from the Future City Regional Competition spent Engineer's Week at our nation's capital competing in the National level against the winning teams from around the United States. The New York City team won a specialty award for Most Holistic Approach presented by CH2M HILL Foundation.
The Use of Forensic Engineering on Major Disasters Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
Mr. Nachtmann presented multiple examples of disaster damaged facilities.
On January 30, 2014, the Metropolitan Section's Forensic Group hosted its monthly lecture entitled "The Use of Forensic Engineering on Major Disasters." The speaker was Ed Nachtmann, PE, SE of Dewberry Consultants, LLC. The presentation was based on his 24 years of experience working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under a Dewberry Technical Assistance Contract.
Victor Donald Speaks on Ethics and Geotechnical Engineering Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Victor Donald (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair Nidal AbiSaab. Photo by Ming Zhang
Victor Donald, P.E. delivered the 39th Martin S. Kapp Lecture on "The GeoProfessional Paradox - A Question of Ethics?" on January 23, 2014 at Stout NYC. In his talk, Mr. Donald discussed the paradox of the term "geoprofessional" in an industry of increasing commoditization.
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