Central Ohio Section Members,
I wanted to update the section on the accomplishments of this year’s central Ohio board. We have made some significant improvements to our section member benefits. I hope you have enjoyed them or plan to enjoy them in the future. Here are some of the items we’ve accomplished this year:
Every family and business needs infrastructure to thrive– from your road to work, to your internet, to the pipes bringing clean water to your house. In a new app format, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure puts the most comprehensive and clear reference available on America’s infrastructure in your pocket. Complete with videos, state profiles, and interactive content, this app shows how your state’s infrastructure is doing and what needs attention.
ASCE at the national level is developing information, advice and processes for the local sections and branches to bring ASCE members up to date on sustainability in CE projects, a sort of toolkit for sustainable design concepts (see website referenced above). I am working with the national ASCE committee on communication aspects of sustainable engineering to assist in this effort.
Here is the Spring 2012 edition of the OSU student chapter newsletter, The Moment.
It tells how OSU did in the Ohio Valley Student Conference competition this past year.
Central Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineer
Amanda Engle, P.E., has been named the Central Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineer for 2012.
Outstanding Section Member
Emily Wieringa, P.E. has been named Outstanding Section Members for the Central Ohio Section of ASCE in 2012.
On April 25, 2012, the Central Ohio Section of ASCE once again sponsored a Civil Engineering Career Day. A total of 22 students attended representing 5 Central Ohio area High Schools. The morning began with a tour of the completed Lane Avenue Bridge and under construction Dodridge Street Bridge. The tour was given by Jim Pajk and Mike Bashore with Franklin County Engineers Office. We then took the students to the OSU Olentangy River Wetland Park where we were given an impromptu talk from Dr. Mitsch.
I wanted to start off by thanking the Ohio State University and the Ohio University ASCE student chapters for planning and presenting at the April dinner meeting at the Ohio Student Union. It was nice to hear that both student chapters participate in civil engineering activities throughout the year and receive support from the faculty and professional advisors.
The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is proud to endorse Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F. ASCE for the office of President-Elect of ASCE. At the May 3, 2012 Board Meeting, the Section considered the intent of the former Cleveland Section President, District 7 Director, and Zone II Vice President, and Ohio Council of Sections President, Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F. ASCE, to seek the office of President-Elect of ASCE. In a unanimous vote, the Central Ohio Section chose to endorse Mr. Over, P.E., F.
I wanted to start off by thanking James Pajk, P.E. from the Franklin County Engineer’s office and Richard Engle, P.E. from E.L. Robinson Engineering for presenting the Dodridge Street Bridge project during the March luncheon. In addition to the lunch presentation both James and Richard were able to provide a tour of the project site and
give the group an up close view of the current stages of construction.