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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
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Plaza III Steakhouse
4749 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112
11:30 Registration / Networking
$30 per person – Members
$25 per person – Students
$0 per person – Life Members, and Award Recipients
Filet Mignon or
Grilled Breast of Chicken or
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
Please RSVP no later than COB on Thursday, April 6th, 2017
New Life Members
Engineer of the Year Award
Project of the Year
Outstanding Senior UMKC Student
Distinguished Senior UMKC Student
National President-Elect’s Vision for ASCE:
Our National (Society) President-Elect Kristina Swallow will present the direction of ASCE, in the upcoming year. Our industry faces many challenges, and ASCE’s Strategic Initiatives of: Sustainable Infrastructure, ASCE Grand Challenge, and Raising the Bar, are focused on addressing them.
Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV. SP., F. ASCE
Leading a team of engineers responsible for delivering public works projects and planning the sanitary sewer collection system, Kristina has been with the City of Las Vegas since 2012. She is responsible for negotiating design and construction contracts, reviewing progress of the work, coordination with public and private sector stakeholders, and responding to external comments or questions. In addition, she advises on bicycle and pedestrian-related infrastructure, representing the City, as needed, at the Nevada Legislature, and participating in public meetings.
Prior to her current position, Kristina served as Senator Tom Udall’s lead on transportation policy. She worked on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill and the development and passage of the MAP-21 surface transportation authorization bill.
Kristina has been active in ASCE since 1995, serving on various Society-level committees such as Program and Finance, and the Committees on Education, and Diversity. She served as the Society’s appointed Governor on the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute until her election as ASCE’s 2018 President.
In addition to her professional activities, Kristina is active in her community. She has served in leadership roles with the Junior League of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, Engineers Without Borders, and serves on the Advisory Board to the University of Nevada Department of civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction.
Kristina earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1994 and a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada in 2004.
Here are our Region 7 Director Marsia Geldert-Murphey and KC Section Associate Director Ernie Longoria and KC Section Past President Sheryl Gallagher in Washington D.C. advocating for our Kansas and Missouri infrastructure! #asce2dc
ASCE Kansas City Section Members,
Next month is the 5th Annual “Connect” event sponsored by Oldcastle. This is a great opportunity to spend one afternoon to get those needed PDH’s and then mingle with others in the industry that evening. The link to the sessions offered, information, and the registration is http://oldcastleevents.com/
The sessions, drinks and food are FREE (Thank you Oldcastle!!!)
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The ASCE Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI – National) will be hosting their annual mentoring event, Conversations with Civil Engineers, in Kansas City this year as a part of the National Society of Black Engineers 43rd Annual Convention. CDI has invited ASCE – KC members to participate in this event and serve as mentors to high school and college aged students. Each mentor will lead a small roundtable discussion to answer questions and share guidance about college, careers and technical developments in their field of engineering. We are looking for mentors of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds who are willing to share their story of success!
This was last year’s event account:
This is an excellent opportunity for ASCE-KC to engage with CDI and NSBE’s local and national chapter members. If you are interested in serving as a mentor for this wonderful event, please contact Nicole Tauheed at email@example.com, or Sosena Teklemariam at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17th.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 PM
Location: Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall)
301 W. 13th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Qualifications: 5 years Minimum Experience in the following –
- Construction Management
- Water Resources
Civil Engineering “Project of the Year”
The award will be given to the project that is most exceptional in the Civil Engineering design aspects in at least one of the following categories:
New or innovative technologies, design, or construction.
New or refined methodology applied to the Project to enhance sustainability
Civil “Engineer of the Year”
The selection will be based the candidate who best meets one or more of the following criteria:
Exemplary professional conduct in a specific outstanding instance in 2016;
Established reputation for professional service;
Significant contribution toward improving the professional aspects of civil engineering education;
Professional guidance of qualified young persons who would seek civil engineering as a career, or professional development of young civil engineers in the formative stages of their careers.
Submittals for both will be accepted beginning January 9, 2017 and shall be delivered prior to 4 PM on February 9, 2017.
Please join us Thursday, March 2nd with ASCE and KSPE Eastern Chapter to learn about The Evolution of Tolling.
DATE: Thursday, March 2nd 2017
TIME: 11:30am – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Cinzetti’s (7201 W 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66212)
MENU: Italian Buffet with Soft Drinks
SPEAKER: Cameron McGown, Associate Vice President at HNTB
Infrastructure plays a vital role in the U.S. economy. As the nation is poised to make a big investment what role could tolling play? How did tolling get to be part of the way we finance roads and bridges and what are the trends?
RSVP Here by Monday, February 27th at End of Day.
- Wednesday March 15th – Joint luncheon hosted by APWA, with a presentation being arranged by the APWA Sustainability Committee
- Tuesday April 11th – Awards luncheon at Plaza III, Society President-Elect Kristina Swallow as Speaker
- May is the ASCE KC Section “kickoff” meeting. Date TBD
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the KC Section volunteered with the SWE KC Chapter on November 29th to give back at Harvesters. The group had 15 volunteers which were separated into two groups, one sorted non-perishable items and the other sorted glass goods. Thank you to Nicole Tauheed (D&I Committee Chair) for providing this joint opportunity to make an impact in our Kansas City community!
Mark your calendars April 25th, Blues River Night our annual friend-raiser is coming to town! Drinks, live music & dancing, live auction, and the best darn food you’ve had in a long time! You won’t want to miss it and you’ll be supporting one the great environmental nonprofits in the area! For more information: Brwa.net