ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section - Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

Younger Member Update

Dear Younger Member:  

My name is Chris Carter, and I am the new Membership Chairperson for the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome any new members to ASCE, and to let you all know about the upcoming events that the Mohawk-Hudson Section has planned. 

Upcoming events: Annual Dinner - May 14, 2009
The Mohawk-Hudson Section is going to honor the following ASCE Members that have achieved Life Membership status, at our Annual Dinner on May 14, 2009 at the Century House in Latham, NY: 

  • Mr. Bruce Bell, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE               
  • Mr. Louis Chanin, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Mr. G. Anders Carlson, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE                    
  • Mr. Duane Dodds, P.E., F.ASCE
  • Mr. Keith Giles, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE                              
  • Mr. Kuldeep Gupta, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Mr. John Jersen, P.E., M.ASCE                                      
  • Mr. G. David Knowles, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE
  • Mr. William Krenn, P.E., M.ASCE                                  
  • Mr. Andrew Toms, P.E., M.ASCE 

We look forward to seeing you all at the Annual Dinner if you haven't signed up yet please download the registration form and RSVP by May 4th, 2009. 


ASCE President-Elect Blaine Leonard will be the key-note speaker.  During that day, the Section has arranged for an Albany Aqua-Duck Tour with Blaine on May 14, 2009 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (prior to the Annual Dinner). If anyone is interested in joining, please go to This will be a great opportunity for ASCE members to personally meet Blaine Leonard.  There will also be an Order of the Engineer Ceremony to be held prior to the dinner.  

Summer Golf Outing - July 24 at Airway Meadows
The committee continues to organize for the upcoming 2009 summer golf tournament.  We hope to break last year’s attendance that brought in over $5,000 for the Section’s Annual Scholarship Fund.  We are still looking for players/teams and company sponsorships for golf tees and greens.  For more information or to sign up please visit our Golf Outing Page.

Joint-Student Dinner was held in October with the HVCC & RPI Student Chapters. ASCE arranged a panel discussion for the students, comprised of ASCE members, who answered various student questions and elaborated on their personal careers. The panel consisted of  

Model Bridge Competition was held at Capital District's Engineers Week. The Structural Technical Group organized event that had over 90 high school students competing.   Channel 10 News covered the event this year. It was quite a set-up with (2) load cells going with cameras depicting the results onto a screen for everyone to see. 

Scholarship Award Committee 
We received 21 applications for our scholarship this year and have increased the award to 4 yearly payouts of $1,000 a year for the winner.    If you have an interest in seeing a certain event, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Laura Fulford (Younger Members Chairperson) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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