ASCE Texas Section Updates

Happy Spring,

On behalf of ASCE Texas Section President Sean P. Merrell, P.E., PTOE, RAS, F.ASCE, please share the below Section news within your Branch’s April newsletter.

Registration for Professionals Now Open

Members from across Texas are invited to attend technical and power skills seminars during the virtual 2021 ASCE Texas Student Symposium. The ASCE Austin Branch released a can’t miss seminar program – see below. The registration fee for this virtual event is $50 and includes access to 6 PDHs. Plus, registration revenue helps ASCE subsidize the fee for student attendees. The next generation of civil engineers greatly appreciates your support.

Friday, April 16, 2021

8 – 9 AM Forensic Engineering – Failure Analysis Case Studies by Bradley East MS, PE

9 – 10 AM Why Geology Matters by Timothy R. Weston PE

10 – 11 AM Underground Construction Techniques by Russ Jernigan PhD, PE, PG

11 – 12 PM Know Your Flood Risk – Flooding Sources Go Beyond FEMA Maps by Andres Salazar PhD, PE

1 – 2 PM Building Flood Resilience by Doug Coenen PE, ENV SP

1 – 2 PM Public Speaking & Communication by Alise Isbell

2 – 3 PM Water for Texas, Water for the Future by Kathleen Jackson PE, Texas Water Development Board

2 – 3 PM Email Etiquette by Lindsay O’Leary PE, CAE, LEED AP & Mike Sosa

Saturday, April 17, 2021

10 – 11 AM Networking for Young Engineers by Sean P. Merrell PE, PTOE, RAS, F.ASCE

11 – 12 PM Building Your Resume by Mark Stark BBA, USN, CPO (Ret.)

1 – 2 PM How to LinkedIn by Sierra Wheatley

2 – 3 PM Panel Discussion on Licensure and PE/FE Exam Prep

The registration deadline is April 9, 2021. All attendees will have access to the entire virtual event including student competitions, the career fair, evening socials, professional development sessions, and 6 PDH sessions that will be recorded and distributed for on-demand viewing. Visit to sign up today!


Now Accepting Nominations for ASCE Texas Section Awards

ASCE Texas Section is now accepting Award Nominations for 2021. Awards will be presented during the CECON Gala on September 16, 2021. Help ASCE Texas Section recognize civil engineers for their technical and leadership efforts as they build better communities across the street and around the world. Nominate a member today! The nomination deadline is May 15, 2021.

Record-Breaking Number of April Technical Webinars

ASCE Texas Section proudly presents two technical webinars each month… but members will get a treat this April. For the first time, the Texas Section is presenting 2 technical webinars plus a special 2-part, technical webinar series. Visit the webinars page to register for the following April 2021 continuing education sessions:

  • FM 1960 Access Management Study – Driven By “Planning for Operations” on April 13
  • An Engineer’s Voice at the Texas Legislature: Why Professional Input is Imperative in the Legislative Process on April 27 – Registration Coming Soon
  • SPECIAL SERIES: Geotechnical and Environmental Considerations for Civil & Transportation Engineering Project Design by David A. Eastwood PE, D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.FPA, F.ASCE; Geotech Engineering and Testing
    • Part 1 on April 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm CT
    • Part 2 on April 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm CT

Save the Date for ASCE Texas Civil Engineering Conference 2021

Join us for ASCE Texas CECON this September in San Marcos as we discuss the future of sustainability and learn from industry experts.

Save the Date: September 15-17, 2021.

Sponsorship, Exhibitor, and Program details coming soon!

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