Local News – January 2017

January 27, 2017
Members of the Orange County YMF visit the Lyon Air Museum as part of a History and Heritage Night. Courtesy OC YMF

The Orange County Younger Member Forum recently enjoyed a History and Heritage Student Night at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, CA, that included a career fair, introductions of past presidents, Student Chapter presentations, and a speech from ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei.

The Orange County Section also partook in the #MannequinChallenge at their annual Wine Trip and even convinced the bartender to strike a pose. See a video of the stoic group.

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The Central Ohio Section recently hosted its annual Civil Engineering Career Day, drawing students representing seven local high schools.

local-news-sidebarThe group started the morning with a tour of the City of Dublin’s Bridge Street Project. Paul Hammersmith, a Dublin City engineer, and Mandy Bishop, a consultant program manager with GPD spoke to the students about the new pedestrian tunnel.

The students also took in presentations from Ohio State University professors and toured the City of Columbus Fire Station No. 2 Project.

“If we can inspire just one student to consider civil engineering as a great people-serving profession, then it is worth it,” read the Central Ohio Section website.

Iowa resizedUniversity of Iowa Student Chapter

The University of Iowa Student Chapter put their engineering skills to use for a football campus tradition – a giant corn monument.

Malay Ghose-Hajra receives the President's Medal from Louisiana Past-President Chris Humphreys. Courtesy Louisiana Section

Malay Ghose-Hajra receives the President’s Medal from Louisiana Past-President Chris Humphreys. Courtesy Louisiana Section

Lousiana resizedLouisiana Section

The Louisiana Section recently hosted its annual awards assembly. Among the honorees: Malay Ghose-Hajra, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, received the President’s Medal.

New-Jersey resizedRowan University Student Chapter

The Rowan University Chapter held a cardboard bridge competition and captured the entire event through a time-lapse video.

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ASCE designated the All-American Canal in Yuma, AZ, as an ASCE Historical Civil Engineering Landmark.

The canal is the Imperial Valley’s lifeline from the Colorado River. The 80-mile gravity flow canal delivers approximately 3.1 million acre-feet of the river annually to nine cities and 500,000 acres of agricultural lands throughout the Imperial Valley.

Lousiana resizedBaton Rouge Branch

ASCE members in Louisiana have been busy helping their communities rebuild after the August flooding. The Baton Rouge Branch used a YouCaring account to collect donations.

Watch a video from one homeowner who already has benefited from this generosity.

The Oregon Section recently hosted a screening of the documentary "Unprepared." Courtesy Oregon Section

The Oregon Section recently hosted a screening of the documentary “Unprepared.” Courtesy Oregon Section

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The Oregon Section held a film screening of the documentary film “Unprepared” at the Armory in Ashland, OR. The film focuses on Oregon’s earthquake preparedness.

More than 100 attendees viewed the film, followed by a lively panel discussion featuring local engineers and emergency managers.

Massachusetts resizedBoston Society of Civil Engineers Section

The Boston Society of Civil Engineers recently explored the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor Project through a presentation on what is known as “Boston’s secret bridge.”

The Massachusetts Port Authority is undertaking a major expansion and modernization of its Paul W. Conley Terminal in South Boston. The improvements will mitigate impacts of current and future operations on the abutting neighborhoods. Keep up with the BSCES.

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