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ASCE Texas Section Updates

Hi Everyone,

 

On behalf of ASCE Texas Section President Sean Merrell, I’m happy to provide you with Section news for your Branch’s February newsletter. Please include the below news items and attachments within your newsletter and/or social media posts, as you see fit. If you do post on social media – please tag us (Twitter @TEXASCEtweets; Facebook @TEXASCE; Instagram  @asce_texassection; LinkedIn  @ASCE – Texas Section). Thank you!

 

Attention all Texas Younger Members: Join the Networking Shuffle

Since we are all experiencing various levels isolation as a result of the current global situation, the Texas Section Younger Member (YM) Committee thought we needed something to bring people together. ASCE Texas YM is excited to start, for the first time, a virtual networking opportunity that will bring the Texas YM community together called the Networking Shuffleclick here to learn more.

 

 

ASCE Texas Legislative Drive-In >> Last Chance to Register

Members are invited to join us on February 22 through 26, 2021 for a series of virtual events as we advocate for infrastructure and our profession, armed with the 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card. The $20 registration fee includes access to briefing sessions on key legislation and ASCE’s legislative priorities, and training on lobbying and influencing your elected leaders. Events will be held over the course of the week and all attendees will be asked to schedule meetings with their respective elected officials – so you can put your new skills to work! Register by February 12 at www.texasce.org/our-programs/legislative-drive-in/.

Want to know about Texas Section legislative activities? Check out the most recent news article from our Government Affairs Committee.

 

 

Seeking Sponsors & Career Fair Participants for the 2021 ASCE Texas Student Symposium

ASCE Texas Section’s annual Student Symposium has something for everyone! The event fosters close association between engineering professionals and university students. The Student Symposium combines the Texas-Mexico Student Conference’s concrete canoe student competition as well as a variety of other student competitions, a career fair, and seminars into one event. This year’s seminars include technical seminars hosted by the ASCE Austin Branch and professionals from across the state are invited to attend the virtual sessions.

 

The event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors and this year’s opportunities are a great deal! View our sponsorship flyer here for more details. And, if your company is looking to hire, you CAN’T MISS the Student Symposium Career Fair. Here, employers meet with over 400 students from universities from across Texas and Mexico in one place. Why attend (and pay for) dozens of career fairs this spring, when you can come to one and meet the brightest civil engineering minds engaged in leadership, teamwork, and professionalism?! Join us and experience the 2021 Student Symposium Career Fair using a highly-rated virtual career fair platform.

 

The Symposium will be held virtually on April 15-17, 2021 and hosted by the ASCE Student Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. Visit www.texasce.org/our-programs/student-symposium/ for more details.

 

Highlights from the Recent ASCE Board of Direction Meeting

Did you know ASCE established the Government Engineers Council for a 3-year period? Wondering if student members are allowed to vote? Or, maybe you’re curious about ASCE’s society-wide and regional activities? View the recent report from ASCE Board Member & Region 6 Director Jerry Paz PE here.

 

 

Share Your Ideas for CECON 2021

We want to hear how YOU define the future of sustainability. ASCE Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON) 2021 speaker and topic proposals will be accepted on the theme: Laying the Foundations of Sustainability. Help shape our flagship conference this September by submitting a topic today! Priority Deadline: February 26, 2021.

 

 

Texas Civil Engineer: Technical Articles

Did you know ASCE Texas Section’s Editorial Committee regularly procures and publishes technical articles? The most popular 2020 technical article was Lightweight Cellular Concrete for Geotechnical Applications (January) with more than 2,000 views. The second most popular article was I-10 Connect Project – TxDOT, El Paso District (August) with nearly 700 views. Never miss a technical article by subscribing for monthly content releases at www.texasce.org/news/.

 

 

Now Accepting Nominations for the Excellence in Journalism Award!

The ASCE Texas Section Excellence in Journalism Award honors journalists for outstanding coverage of civil engineers, civil engineering projects and civil engineering issues. The media has tremendous impact on public opinion. ASCE Texas Section would like to recognize journalism that enhances public understanding of the role civil engineers and civil engineering projects play in their communities. Learn more here.

 

 

Lindsay A. O'Leary PE, CAE, LEED AP, M.ASCE

Executive Director