The Central Ohio Section of ASCE held their 11th annual Civil Engineering Career Day on April 20, 2011. There were 14 high school juniors in attendance from different schools throughout Central Ohio. The day started out with representatives from Turner-Bovis Lend Lease who gave us information and site visit of the over $600 million dollar OSU ProjectONE construction. Over lunch at the OSU 4-H building, Dr. Carolyn Merry with OSU and Dr. Ken Walsh with OU presented to the students general information about civil engineering and their respective schools.
The Committee on Younger Members is seeking nominations for the 2011 Younger Member Employer Recognition Award.
The Employer Recognition Award was created to recognize employers who support young engineers and assist with their personal development. CYM also awards two Superior Employer Recognition Awards (one public, one private) to the nominees who best display exemplary support of young engineers in their organizations. A list of winning organizations will be submitted for inclusion in a Society publication and in the Younger Member Newsletter.
ASCE's legislative fly-in last week was a success. ASCE members from Central Ohio and also ACEC members met with staff members of Representative Tiberi and Senators Portman and Brown. Senator Sherrod Brown's office is very active coming up with his own version of infrastructure improvement which includes a mix of grants and loans and goes beyond highways and covers the clean water act.
The Metro Early College High School (the Metro School) has an internship program for their students and they are looking for mentors and internship sites. This is an opportunity for you as a professional to help a young person fulfill their potential. Please read the message from Mr. Neugebauer below.
My name is Cory Neugebauer and I am the Internship Coordinator for Metro Early College High School. Many of you receiving this email have participated in Metro’s Internship Program in the past (or have expressed interest in participating) and some of you are hearing about our program for the first time. To those who have participated in the past, let me extend my sincere thanks for what you have given back to our students. Hopefully you feel much has been returned to you throughout the experience that shows first-hand how your contribution is invaluable to the growth and development of our students. To those who have yet to participate, I invite you to become part of a very special experience that connects aspiring young people with real-world professionals in order to foster partnerships that will benefit you (your organization), our students, and our community.
Time Engineers (www.timeengineers.com) is a video game that teaches principles in civil engineering where students can time-travel to build pyramids, irrigate farm land, build a catapult, and much more.
Time Engineers teaches engineering, science, and math without leaving the fun of gaming behind. Students travel in a cool time machine to three different time periods and encounter typical engineering problems to be solved in order to build pyramids, irrigate farm land, command a WWII submarine, raise and lower medieval drawbridges, and much more.
With great weather, a course in great condition, plenty of great food and the largest turnout of golfers in its history, the 14th Annual ASCE Central Ohio Section was one of the most successful ever. A record turnout of 88 golfers along with a few motorcycle riders participated in this year’s event held once again at Darby Creek Golf Course. The defending champs from 2009, Joe Windau and Tom Roch, brought home the winning score at 3-under par. J.R. Wolfe and George Gillespie were the only other pairing to break par at 1-under par. Prize hole winners included:
The Central Ohio Section of ASCE held their 10th annual Civil Engineering Career Day on April 22, 2010. In attendance were over 30 high school juniors from over 10 different Central Ohio High Schools. Robert Johnson with Jezerinac Geers took us on a tour of the new OSU Student Union, including the new very large ball room. Dr. Carolyn Merry with OSU and Dr. Ken Walsh with OU presented to the students at lunch and in the afternoon Tony Moeller and Tyler Shane with Turner hosted a tour of the new SciTech project (Radio Frequency Research Building).
The Order of the Engineer is an organization created to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession.
The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one's pledge lifelong to "Upholding Devotion to the Standards and Dignity of the Engineering profession." Members accepting the obligation often wear a stainless steel ring on the small finger of their working hand.
ASCE Ohio Council is presenting an award for Civil Engineering related projects at the State Science Day here in Columbus. Will you be able to serve as a judge this year? It is a great incentive to the students, rewards their interest in engineering, and encourages them in engineering careers. We sponsor one award, for which we need to pick first, second, and third place student projects from everyone that applies.
The date is Saturday, May 8. If you can volunteer to be a judge, please contact Peter Narsavage at firstname.lastname@example.org.