On Thursday March 2nd, ASCE and KSPE Eastern Chapter had over 40 attendees during a Joint Luncheon about the Evolution of Tolling presented by Associate Vice President Cameron McGown of HNTB.

The topic is very relevant ahead of the upcoming release of the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card on March 9th. You can follow the live unveil starting at 8:30 am CT here: Infrastructure Report Card

We look forward to seeing you on March 15th for our next monthly meeting – a Joint Luncheon with APWA at Westport!

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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:

http://news.asce.org/members-students-connect-at-nsbe-conventions-asce-career-mentoring-event/

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 nicole.tauheed@gmail.com, or Sosena Teklemariam at steklemariam@duboisengrs.com 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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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

APPLY HERE

 

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.

APPLY HERE

 

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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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 End of Day.

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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The Kansas City Section attended the Multi Regional Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN from February 3rd through February 4th, 2017. The KC Section attendees had the opportunity to expand their knowledge about ASCE Initiative, ASCE Resources, Leadership Styles, Building Trust within your Organization and in the Workplace and Network with ASCE Leaders across the Central United States. Among the highlights included a pre-screening of DREAM BIG, listening to President-Elect Kristina Swallow, curling and exploring downtown Minneapolis. Get ready for next year’s conference in Omaha on January 26-27, 2018!

 

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On Saturday January 21st, 18 volunteers from ASCE, APWA, Friends of Johnson County Developmental Services and the ASCE/APWA student chapter of UMKC spent most of their Saturday painting inside a home in E 1201 Loula Street in Olathe, KS. During this event, the volunteers placed some sheetrock, and painted the home which was about to house 4 individuals with developmental disabilities. The organization Friends of JCDS provides support to these individuals by providing low rent housing and job opportunities for them to lead a regular lifestyle. In addition to painting, the volunteers were tasked with clearing some areas inside the home and assembling some furniture. We thank Friends of JCDS for allowing us to support their cause and to ASCE and APWA in Kansas City for providing lunch!

The local news channel visited the home during our volunteering and ASCE was featured in the news (follow link for the video) :

Volunteers spend Saturday building homes for people in need

Roger (pictured with his mother) will be one of the four tenants in this Olathe, KS home

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Looking to advance your career starting in 2017? Consider enrolling in the distance learning Graduate and Certificate degrees offered by Missouri University S&T! 

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Ernie Longoria and Ozzy Bravo stopped by Johnny’s Tavern in Overland Park on Tuesday January 17th to visit with the KC ASCE Younger Members Group. The YMG continues to have strong participation with over 20 ASCE members in attendance. The meeting was presided by Stephen Stinger, President and Structural Engineer with Black & Veatch. Some of the event highlighted included the Annual Mavericks Hockey Night in Indepedence, MO – sponsored in part by Transystems, the Friends of Johnson County Developmental Services Volunteer Day and the upcoming MultiRegion Leadership Conference in Minneapolis. The KC Section will be sending 5 members to participate – one board member and 4 YMG officers.

Ernie Longoria addressing the KC ASCE Younger Members

KC ASCE Members attending the MRLC in Minneapolis: Stephen Stinger, Tony Kulesa, Emily Loiselle, Ozzy Bravo and Tom Greer.

 

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The Kansas City Section of ASCE held a Joint Luncheon on December 15th with the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers – Western Chapter. During this Luncheon, US Army Corps of Engineers District Engineer Colonel Douglas Guttormsen presented on the role of the US Army Corps of Engineers within our Region. Col. Guttormsen also spoke about the projects the USACE KC District is looking at moving forward. The event was well attended and given that MSPE-WC were hosting, the KC Section members of ASCE got the chance to recite the Engineer’s Creed.

 

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KC Section August through November 2016

By the end of 2016, KC Section President John Blancett attended the Section and Governor Leaders Workshop at Society in Reston, VA. The KC Section co-hosted two very successful meetings with UMKC in October and with SAME Greater KC Post in November. Both events were highly attended! The KC Section Younger Members held engaging monthly meetings, their President  Stephen Stinger was recognized by the KC Ingram’s magazine and they hosted their Annual KC Sporting Tailgate Event.

The KC Section provided once again four scholarships to their members as preparation for their Professional Engineering Exam, this course is held at UMKC, lasts 8 weeks and provides excellent preparation. Look out for next year’s Scholarship Application.

You can read the December2016 KC Section Newsletter.

 

The KC Section held their first post summer meeting on September 12th at Burns and McDonnell in a Joint Meeting with APWA KC Metro Chapter. The KC Section Younger Members wrapped up another success fundraising year by hosting the 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and during the summer attended the Treehouse Unveil partially funded by KC ASCE’s donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri for Tyler a boy living with CHARGE Syndrome in Kingsville, MO.

Read all about it at the October2016 KC Section Newsletter!

 

This was part of the media coverage, which included ASCE Kansas City Section…

Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article93631802.html

KC TV 5

http://www.kctv5.com/story/32680156/make-a-wish-foundation-provides-dream-tree-house-for-kingsville-boy

ASCE on the front page of the Kansas City Star!

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