On November 17th, we will be hosting the Region 2 Assembly at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with students, younger members, and other professionals. Save the Date! More details to follow in upcoming newsletters!
The ASCE Multi-Region Leadership Conference held on February 9-10 in Buffalo NY was a great success. Section, Branch, Younger Member and Student leaders from Regions 1, 2, 4 and 5 gathered for training, and to form/renew friendships. Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Mott MacDonald shared insights on leadership and professional ethics. In the evening, some attendees even tried their hand at curling!
Region 2 Awards
We received a tremendous response to our request for nominations for the 2018 ASCE Region 2 Awards. I commend all nominees for their accomplishments and contributions to the Society, and the profession. The Awards Committee selected the following individuals to receive awards in their respective category: I have had the pleasure of traveling to each Section of the winners to personally give them their awards. Congratulations to all! Look for applications for next year's awards this fall!
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
Frank S. Waesche III, P.E., Maryland Section
2018 Outstanding Faculty Advisor
Ahmet Zeytinci, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, F. NSPE, University of the District of Columbia, NCS
2018 Outstanding Student Member
Cory Bogas, Temple University, Philadelphia
2018 Outstanding Younger Member
Angela M. Mayer, E.I.T., A.M. ASCE, Pittsburgh Section
Dream Big Initiative
In 2018, ASCE would like to place a DVD copy of Dream Big: Engineering Our World with lesson plans in every public school in our country. A donation from the United Engineering Foundation provided a great start. You can help ASCE reach every public school by going to https://www.engineersdreambig.org and contributing $5 to have Dream Big in a school of your choice; maybe even to a school that you attended.