Upcoming EVENTS

Jan 18

January Geo-Institute Meeting

Dr. Pradel will share his observations and findings from his recent visit to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Feb 9

T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture

Please join us for the 2017 T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture.

Apr 12

Ohio Valley Student Conference 2018

Students participate in a variety of events designed to demonstrate how their classroom education is applied in the field.

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President's Message

Christopher NyeCentral Ohio  Section Members:

The December luncheon on the National Veterans Memorial and Museum was a great success, with nearly 50 people from ASCE and SEAoO in attendance.  Thanks to Nigel Carter and Kyle Krieger from Turner Construction for sharing the innovative architectural and challenging construction aspects of this interesting project.  It is great that this national memorial honoring America’s veterans will be located in Central Ohio.

Congratulations to ASCE Younger Member Phillip Hinson, PE, MPP for being chosen as a 2018 NSPE Federal Engineer of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration!  Phillip was selected for this award from over 1,200 engineers employed by the VA and will be honored at a luncheon and ceremony in Washington, D.C. on February 23, 2018.  Phillip was previously named an ASCE 2009 New Face of Civil Engineering, so this is the second time he has been recognized nationally.

Finally, I want to draw your attention to a Columbus Dispatch letter to the editor authored by Jim Pajk, PE which discusses the 50th anniversary of the Silver Bridge collapse over the Ohio River.  This tragic event led to the establishment of the National Bridge Inspection Standards and speaks to the need for infrastructure funding.  With Jim’s permission, his letter will be reprinted to our December newsletter.

I wish you a happy and blessed holiday season, and hope that you have a prosperous 2018!

Chris Nye, PE
President – ASCE Central Ohio Section
cnye@smeinc.com

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