Region 2 Directors Report September - October 2020
Region 2 Director’s Report
Jack A. Raudenbush, P.E., F.ASCE, your Region 2 Director is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Section. Jack will be representing you at the next Board meeting on October 27 and 28, 2020.
ASCE Virtual Conference 2020
While all ASCE members have participated in virtual meetings and events over the past few months, we must and will continue to improve the experience on these “screens”. Many Sections and Branches haven’t lost a step and continued their regular events via virtual meeting platforms. To keep ASCE’s place in each of our fall schedules, please remember to sign up for your monthly meetings and take advantage of being able to participate in others Sections/Branches events as most have opened up their registrations to all members. A couple Society events that I highly recommend:
Visit an ASCE designed historic site.
These sites illustrate the creativity and innovative spirit of civil engineers. Visit https://www.asce.org/landmarks to find sites near you. Share photos of your travels with me and I will post in Region 2 correspondence and on our Region’s social media pages.
The Mason Dixon Line
The Mason Dixon line, commonly referenced as the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, also includes a portion of the northern boundary of West Virginia and the western boundary of Delaware. It was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. The Mason–Dixon line was marked by stones every mile 1 mile and "crownstones" every 5 miles, using stone shipped from England. The Maryland side says "M" and the Delaware and Pennsylvania sides say "P". The parallel (latitude line) was established as 15 miles south of the then southernmost point in Philadelphia.