The Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be hosting the Region 3, Region
6, and Region 7 Leadership Conference and is in search of sponsors to provide much needed funds to welcome
guests to our great state of Ohio. The conference encompasses leaders of Sections and Branches, Younger
Member Groups, and Student Chapters. Over 300 attendees participate in this annual conference from Wyoming
and Texas to Michigan and Ohio, 16 states in all! This year’s event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio January 22-
Attention Student Chapter and Younger Members
The Ohio Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers announces the 2010 competition for the Robert O’Shea Engineering Ethics Award for Ohio ASCE Student Chapter and Younger Members.
If you are a Purdue graduate or have another connection with Purdue University, you may be interested in contributing to a scholarship that honors Harold Michael.
Approximately 10 years ago, Harold L. Michael passed away at the age of 79. By the time of his death in August 1999, his accomplishments in engineering, particularly in the field of transportation, were outstanding. Harold Michael had served in many important leadership roles in numerous engineering and community service organizations throughout his adult life. In addition, he had received some of the most prestigious awards given by ASCE, ITE, and TRB. First and foremost, Harold Michael was an educator. He spent his entire 40 year professional career as an educator at Purdue University.
Central Ohio Section Member, Patrick J. Fox, has been awarded the 2009 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the paper “Effect of progressive failure on measured shear strength of geomembrane/GCL interface”, which he authored with Robert H. Kim and published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 134(4).
Congratulations to Dr. Fox.
Robert Redfield and Kevin Carpenter were awarded the Outstanding Section Members for Central Ohio in 2009.
Dr. Hojjat Adeli was awarded the Outstanding Civil Engineer of Central Ohio for 2009
Career day was a success! We ended up with right around 50 students. The day was chilly and windy, but we managed to miss the rain for the most part. Dr. Merry and Dr. McAvoy gave great presentations and the students were asking good questions. Thanks to Beth Meek for organizing it all.
We want your nominations for our annual awards for both Outstanding Civil Engineer of Central Ohio and Outstanding Section Member for 2008-2009. We are also looking for members interested in serving on the Central Ohio Section’s Board of Directors.
For more information about the awards and a list of past recipients, please go to the awards page.