President's Message

Central Ohio  Section Members:

Thank you to all who attended our September and October luncheons. We had interesting presentations pertaining to the Dublin Bridge Street Pedestrian Bridge and the ACI Repair Code. Thanks to ECC, SEAoO, ASHE and ACI for co-hosting these meetings with us. The November luncheon on the 17th will be another joint meeting with SEAoO covering the topic of Wind Tunnel Testing.

The Younger Members have been busy with planning events for the year, including the annual STEM Expo held during Engineer’s Week in February. They will be hosting a social event on December 15th.

The Ohio Valley Student Conference will be hosted by OSU in April 2017. OU will then be hosting the conference in 2018. Please look for sponsor requests to be coming from the student chapter. If your business or organization is interested in donating or becoming involved, feel free to contact Jason Ross.

I would like to thank Beth Meek, Emily Wieringa and Nikki Zvonek for organizing another successful Civil Engineering Career Day. This annual event hosted by OSU included taking local high school students on tours of local construction sites with project presentations.

Lastly, I attended the Presidents & Governors Forum at ASCE Headquarters in Reston, VA in September. I was able to connect with Section, Branch and Region leaders from across the country. I brought back some good ideas and potential events we can implement in Central Ohio. I also got to speak to Norma Jean Mattei and meet Kristina Swallow, who were just installed as ASCE President and President-Elect at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR.

Please browse our website for more information about upcoming events.

Sincerely,  AJ Smith
President – ASCE Central Ohio Section