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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, or Sosena Teklemariam at 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 –

  • Structural
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Construction Management
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources

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ASCE and KSPE Eastern Chapter hold Joint Meeting on “Evolution of Tolling”

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

COST: $20

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 noon.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • 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
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Project of the Year and Engineer of the Year Awards!

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.
 Creative Solutions
 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.


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ASCE partners with Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to give back at Harvesters!

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!


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Blue River Watershed Association

Blue River Watershed Association

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:

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January Newsletter

Please see the link below for this month’s section newsletter with information about several exciting upcoming events as well as our previous newsletter.

January Newsletter

October Newsletter

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Mark Your Calendars!

Here are the tentative dates for our upcoming meetings

Dec 10 with MSPE

Jan 8 with EWRI

March 19 with APWA

April – TBD Awards and ASCE Pres-Elect presentation/visit

May – TBD

Hope to see you there!

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The Results Are In!

This past October we asked you on how we can better serve you as a chapter.  Below is a link for the results on what you said. 

ASCE Survey Results


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Kansas City Section Member Survey

The Kansas City Section of ASCE is conducting a survey of how we can better serve our members.  Please take a couple of minutes to answer the questions on this brief survey so that we can better serve you. Please respond by October 15, 2013.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at
Thank you for your time

Sheryl Gallagher, PE
KC Section President 2013-2014

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Annual ASCE Charity Golf Tournament

Good morning! ASCE’s annual golf tournament will be Friday, August 23 and will benefit the local section of Make-A-Wish foundation. Last year we donated over $7,600! We hope to do it again, but we need your help. We are currently seeking sponsors, golfers, and volunteers. If you are interested please contact Mike Winckler (816.288.2503, or Jeff Bartz (

 2013 Golf Tournament

Sponsorship Information


Sara Somsky, P.E.
President, ASCE-YMG

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