Archive for April, 2017
The Kansas City Geotechnical Committee, under the leadership of Dick Vaeth (Black & Veatch) held their Annual Geotechnical Conference. The event was held at Black & Veatch’s Ruisch Auditorium in Overland Park, KS with almost 100 attendees. Every year, the committee puts a great program together in collaboration with the AEG and UMKC. This year, the Keynote Speaker was Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud from Texas A&M University presenting on The Observation Method of Bridge Scour. Additionally, the conference had 15 Gold and Silver Sponsors, and 5 graduate students from KU and Kansas State participated in a student poster competition. To see the conference program click: ASCE Program APR17_V4.
Dick Vaeth kicking off the Annual Geotechnical Conference
Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud Lecture
On April 11th the Society President-Elect Kristina Swallow visited Kansas City, where she met with the UMKC Student Chapter of ASCE; took a tour of the Linda Hall Library with Eric Ward and Benjamin Gross, and at our Annual Awards Luncheon meeting at the Plaza III restaurant she presented various and Life Member awards, and spoke on ASCE’s three (3) primary Initiatives: Raising the Bar, Sustainability, and the Grand Challenge.
Pictured with Engineer of the Year Award Recipient: Sheryl Gallagher, P.E., D.GE.
Pictured with the Project of the Year Award Recipients from : City of Grandview, MO and Burns and McDonnell – Transportation Design-Build Project.
Pictured of Life Member Honorees during Luncheon
Pictured with UMKC Student Chapter Award Winners