Here is your chance to make history with ASCE. Since its opening in 1914, more than 1 million ships have transited the Panama Canal, accounting for roughly 5% of the world’s annual trade. The Panama Canal Authority estimates that cargo volume will double by 2025, due to the opening of the Panama Canal Expansion in 2015. You can witness history by joining ASCE at our Global Engineering Conference 2014 in Panama City, Panama, October 7-11, where we will offer exciting technical tours of the Panama Canal Expansion. Be there with me as we gather engineers from around the world to explore risk management and mitigation on major infrastructure projects, and celebrate the Panama Canal’s 100th anniversary.
Traveling to Panama for our Global Engineering Conference 2014 has never any easier but you will need to renew or apply for your passport. Specific information on passport requirements can be found at the U.S. Department of State Website. See you in Panama!
As the holidays arrive it becomes increasingly significant to remember the importance of giving as well as receiving. When thinking about making a gift to the ASCE Foundation, it is important to remember all the wonderful and meaningful programs that it supports including, ExCEEd workshops, the National Concrete Canoe Competition, the National Steel Bridge Competition, pre-college outreach, the 2013 Report Card, the ISI Envision sustainability rating tool, ASCE Section 100th anniversary celebrations, and much more. We are proud to steward your gifts and advance the profession toward the future. Join us with a gift and together we can “pay it forward” and write the next chapter in civil engineering.
Need to earn PDHs/CEUs before the end of the year for your P.E. license renewal? I am pleased to announce that ASCE is now offering a 25% discount on all of our on-demand seminars through December 31. ASCE’s on-demand seminars can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at your convenience. Most on-demand seminars range in length from 5-to 15 hours and include streaming video of the instructor along with their PowerPoint presentation and reference materials. Upon completing an on-demand seminar and passing an online test, you will earn PDHs/CEUs toward P.E. license renewal. The hours earned will be recorded in myLearning (ASCE’s learning management system) to assist you in keeping a record of your PDHs/CEUs. Also, you will be able to print a certification of completion as well as a transcript of your PDHs/CEUs. Please note that this offer is not valid in combination with any other discounts and cannot be applied to course sets or P.E./F.E. Review Courses.
What better way to ring in the New Year than by receiving five free PDHs from ASCE. Beginning this January, you’re invited to select up to five free On-Demand Webinars on a yearly basis and earn PDHs for each one you complete and pass—at no additional cost. Choose from a wide range of archived webinars in the areas of construction, environmental, geotechnical, hydraulics and water resources, management and leadership, structural, transportation, and more. Receive state-of-the-practice education from your home or office, wherever is most convenient for you. Take advantage of this great new member benefit. Start earning your free PDHs in January!
Notice anything different about ASCE News? ASCE has condensed its blogs and ASCE News into a single, comprehensive blog and news network called ASCE Roundup. Now you can get the latest news from ASCE, information about the civil engineering profession, reports about infrastructure, and more. The new format will allow ASCE to be more timely when addressing the things that matter most to our members and civil engineers in general, and will make it easier for members to share and comment on items of interest. With a variety of contributors, we will be able to provide a wealth of information and viewpoints to our readers. We look forward to this new chapter in the ASCE story and hope you find it useful and enjoyable.
Did you ever think of yourself as a writer? Have you ever wanted to write a blog post about infrastructure, sustainability, Raise the Bar, pre-college outreach or another subject related to civil engineering? If you have a topic you would like to address, please contact Jane Howell, ASCE’s director of communications.
I am happy to announce that the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MS State) has joined ASCE’s Partners Program as our newest Associate Partner. Through their Associate Partnership with ASCE, MS State provides its faculty with all the tools needed to advance their careers and profession, things such as ASCE membership, access to conferences, online learning, and more–at 25% off the market rate. Learn how your school can partner with ASCE and help us reach our goal of having all 50 states represented.
What kind of benefits do you get as an ASCE member? Start with saving money. ASCE is excited to announce the UPS Savings Program where you and your business can now save up to 35% on UPS’s broad portfolio of shipping services, including air, international, ground and freight. You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Enroll today to enjoy this new benefit.
A happy and safe holiday season to you all.
PATRICK J. NATALE, P.E., CAE, F.ASCE