Who Can Join the ASCE Met Section?If you are a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and live or work in New York City, Long Island, or the Lower Hudson Valley, you can join the Met Section, one of the largest and most active sections in ASCE. Don't just take our word for it—take a look at our event calendar for yourself! If you are an ASCE member and have a friend or colleague who would like to join the ASCE, please visit the ASCE Membership Drive.
What Are the Benefits of Being a Met Section Member?
There is so much to be gained by getting involved in the ASCE Met Section, both personally and professionally. Even if you only have enough time to attend lectures and seminars, you still can take advantage of your Met Section membership. Most lectures, seminars or events organized by the Met Section offer a discount or are free to members. The ASCE Met Section is an approved New York State Education Department Sponsor #6 of continuing education and offers many courses for Professional Development Hours (PDH credits) required to meet the continuing education requirements for licensed professional engineers. These courses are regularly announced in the event calendar.
By participating as an active member of the Met Section's many groups, especially at an early stage in your career, you can stay on top of technical issues and also improve your managerial and communication skills, making you more valuable to your employer. In fact, many employers recognize the value of being involved in professional societies and provide reimbursement for membership dues.
There are numerous opportunities for you to advance the needs of the civil engineering profession and network with other serious professionals trying to make a difference. Participation in technical groups, committees, and the Younger Member Forum is open to all Met Section members. The Long Island Branch and Lower Hudson Valley Branch also provide similar opportunities for involvement in these suburban communities.
Few ASCE sections are able to offer as much variety and value in quality of events or the expertise of so many top engineers of our area. In addition to organizing technical lectures and seminars, the Met Section reviews pending bills and current legislation at the local, state, and federal levels; helps to bring academia and industry into closer contact, and reaches out to the public and younger students to educate them about what we do as civil engineers.
How Can I Join the ASCE Met Section?
You need to be a member of ASCE in order to join the Met Section. Visit the ASCE website for information on how to join ASCE. It is a very simple thing to do and offers many member benefits such as Civil Engineering magazine, ASCE News, conferences, specialty institutes, group pricing for insurance, access to technical journals, and discounts to attend these seminars/conferences and to buy ASCE publications.
ASCE members who live or work in New York City, Long Island, or Rockland and Westchester counties in the Lower Hudson Valley are eligible for membership in the Met Section. The simplest way to utilize membership in the Met Section is to ensure that the "Address of Record" in your ASCE membership application (either home or work) lies within the Met Section's geographical boundaries. Your annual ASCE dues statement will then include a preprinted optional Met Section renewal item. You must pay the basic section dues if you want to be a member of the Met Section.
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