By Bill Kitch
Sixteen teams have qualified for for finals at Geo-Congress 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's top qualifier, Cal State-Fullerton, is making their fifth appearance at the GeoWall finals. Their highest previous finish was 4th place. Will this be their year? Last year winners, Cal Poly-Pomona, qualified in 11th palce. Only five points seperate highest from lowest scores on the design paper submittal. The competition is wide open and any of the finalists could win. Last year Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute qualified in last postion but finished in 2nd place. Competition will be at a fever pitch. Be sure to visit the exhibit hall Monday, Feburary 24, 2014 between 10:00am and 2:00pm to see the competition.
The top eight qualifying teams earned travel grants. Grants are generously provided by our sponsors: ADSC, AGSCO, CRM, ELE, Geosyntec, Golder Associates, Reinforced Earth, Tencate, Tensar. Please thank our sponsors.
The finalists in qualifying order are:
1) California State University-Fullerton
2) University of Kansas
3) Arizona State University
4) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5) University of Texas-Arlington
6) University of Missouri-Columbia
7) University of New Hampshire
8) University of California-Los Angeles
9) California State University-Los Angeles
10) University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
11) Cal Poly Pomona
12) University of California-Davis
13) Southern Methodist University
14) University of Delaware
15) Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
16) University of Arkansas
December 12, 2013
Jenny Moon-Lippman, P.E., M.ASCE
President, Mohawk Hudson Section
14 Cartwheel Drive
Scotia, NY 12302
Re: Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award
Dear President Moon-Lippmann:
It is a distinct honor to notify you that the Mohawk Hudson Section has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award in the “medium” Section and Branch membership category. This award will be presented at the 2014 Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 Multi-Region Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 8 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown at 11:30 am. It is our hope that you or a representative from your Section will be in attendance to receive the award presented by ASCE President Over. Unfortunately, there is no additional reimbursement available for this event.
In the next few days, you will receive an ASCE Virtual Award acknowledging this recognition.
for display on your web site.
Thank you and congratulations again.
Michael Wenning, P.E., F. ASCE
Chair, Leader Training Committee
cc: Region 1 Director and Governors
On behalf of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Mohawk-Hudson Section, we would like to offer your graduating seniors a scholarship opportunity. Each year the Mohawk-Hudson Section offers a scholarship to a graduating senior seeking to continue their education with the goal and desire to become a practicing civil engineer. This year we are offering a 4-year, $1,000 per year scholarship!
We invite you to share this invitation with graduating seniors who intend to enroll in an educational institution majoring in an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in field of Civil Engineering. We highly encourage you to submit more than one application from your school.
One winner will be selected from all the qualifying applications received. Judging for the award will be conducted by our section's scholarship committee. The scholarship will be presented to the selected winner at the section's annual dinner meeting to be held in early to mid-May in the greater Albany, New York area.
Attached to this letter is an application with response instructions. Please copy this and make available to interested graduating seniors. Students can also visit our section’s website at http://www.ascemohawkhudson.org/ to download a copy of the application and instructions. Applications with essay and GPA transcript are due Friday April 18, 2014. Applications should be submitted to:
Barry A. Anctil, P.E.
2014 ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Scholarship Committee
40 British American Blvd.
Latham, New York 12110
Barry A. Anctil, P.E.
Vice President ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section
We ended the summer with a fantastic tour of the new Capital Region Transportation Management Center (TMC). Big thanks to the staff of the TMC and State Police who provided a great presentation and in-depth look at their brand new facility.
Check out the tour photos:
Our next technical group meeting is on October 24, 2013 at Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary on Wolf Road. See you then.
Join the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Young Members Section for a Happy Hour and Networking Event
This is a great opportunity to connect and network with fellow young engineers in the Capital District.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
111 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Appetizers and a free Drink will be provided to those who RSVP.
Please RSVP through email by November 5th. Event is free and open to all local engineers.
This year’s presenters include Dr. Frank Rausche (Pile Dynamics, Inc.,), Dr. Allen Marr (Geocomp Corporation), as well as other established geotechnical engineers and researchers from John P. Stopen Engineering, Hayward Baker, Brigham Young University, NDT Corporation, Brierley Associates, CHA and GZA GeoEnvironmental.
We look forward to seeing you all there this November. Download the registration flyer and schedule.
The ASCE Mohawk‐Hudson Secton Geotechnical Committee is planning a one‐day symposium on November 15, 2013 in the Capital Region in Troy, New York at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
This will be the 5th annual Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium sponsored by the Mohawk‐Hudson Section. This year’s presenters include Dr. Frank Rausche (GRL), Dr. Allan Marr (Geocomp), as well as other established geotechnical engineers and researchers from Stopen Engineers, Hayward Baker, Brigham Young University, NDT Corporation, and GEI Consultants.
Planning has started for the Capital District Celebration of Engineers Week, February 2014. Attached is the seminar form. Please consider presenting, submitting ideas for presentations/speakers, and forward to others who may be interested.