The March 2014 newsletter is now available for download.
The Order of the Engineer (www.order-of-the-engineer.org) is an organization created to promote a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. There are no meeting to attend or dues to pay. Instead, Order of the Engineer members foster a unity of purpose by honoring a lifelong pledge to "uphold devotion to the standards and dignity of the engineering profession." Members are given a stainless steel ring which they are encouraged to wear on the small finger of the working hand as a reminder of their obligations.
2014 STEM Expo
The ASCE Central Ohio Section welcomed over 140 students in grades K – 8 at the STEM Expo on February 22, 2014. The students explored hands-on activities and exhibits in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields sponsored by local firms, professional societies, and educational departments. In addition to over 20 interactive activities and exhibits, the students and their parents were able to tour the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research and participate in an interactive program by BUGMAN Education. Students also received take home activity bags provided by HR Gray.
This educational outreach event was organized by the ASCE Younger Member Group and held at The Metro Early College High School. The event was advertised through Columbus area-wide elementary and middle schools, where information was shared through classroom and upper grade level science teachers as well as electronic media outlets. The cost for the venue was covered through the State Public Affairs Grant program, while all activities and exhibits were provided on a volunteer basis. The Younger Member Group would like to thank the following activity sponsors and exhibiters for making this event so successful:
Based on the popularity of our last Blue Jackets outing, we, in conjunction with ASHE, have a group package of 50 tickets to the Blue Jackets-Avalanche game. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per non-ASCE guests. We're accepting pre-payment using PayPal. As these tickets usually sell for $50 face value, it's a great deal. Prior to the game, we’ll have a social put on by the Younger Members group at Brother's, so even if you don't want to go to the hockey game, please come out for drinks, food, and fellowship.
Topic: The Central Ohio Damage Prevention Council will present the latest “Best Practices”
The Central Ohio Damage Prevention Council will present the latest “Best Practices” as per the Common Ground Alliance regarding planning and design. They will also discuss the Ohio Utilities Protection Service’s role in the design process. Representatives from the local utility companies will be on hand to explain how a design ticket is handled internally with respect to their own company.
2014 Spring Seminar
Water Resources for Shale Oil & Gas Operations in Ohio
At the end of 2013, Ohio had exceeded 1,000 permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale formation. That number may triple in the next couple years. As demand for water to support operations increases, methods and decision-making processes of finding, storing and conveying fresh water are being developed. Regulations governing the storage and disposal of water are evolving. Technologies are being tested and employed to recycle and reuse wastewater. Learn about these topics from knowledgeable speakers with experience in the industry and management of Ohio’s water resources.
Earn 7.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
The February 2014 newsletter is now available for download.
Please email Michael Navabi at MNavabi@PrimeEng.Com to register for this webinar and to qualify for CEU. If you have any questions, please call Michael Navabi at 614-839-0250 or preferably email MNavabi@PrimeEng.com.
Please RSVP as soon as possible.
* Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
* Bring your own lunch
Instructor: Sam Shamsi, Ph D., PE
Course Length: 1.5 Hours
This webinar was co-sponsored by ASCE's ASCE's Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and ASCE Continuing Education.
Multi-hazard Geo-Risk Assessment, with a Focus on Long Linear Structures such as Earthen Levees
By Dr. Erik Vanmarcke, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Topic: 2014 Central Ohio Engineers Week Luncheon
Speaker:Mark C. McCullough, Executive Vice President – Generation, American Electric Power
You will want to come hear Mr. McCullough’s presentation on Engineering a Difference in Tomorrows Infrastructure as we “Make A Difference” during this year’s National Engineering Week.