ASCE Ithaca

Civil Engineering in the Southern Tier of NY


Section Dinner - Elmira
Aug
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Section Dinner - Elmira

The ASCE Ithaca Section is at a very important crossroads. The Ithaca Section is hosting a dinner meeting to discuss the succession or envelopment during the next few months.  

If you are interested in taking part of the discussion or taking on an officer role please attend one of the Section Dinners (Elmira, Binghamton and Ithaca locations).

Please RSVP to asceithaca@gmail.com and indicate the location(s) you will attend and your dinner choice(s). 

Thank you for your attention. We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings.

Beth Ann Smith, Lynne Yost, Gene Rood, Bill Merwarth, Adam Giblin, Kelly Sullivan and Tom Farlow

 

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May
7
11:30am11:30am

ASCE CORNELL UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER AWARDS

These two awards were presented at the 2017 Cornell Student Chapter View of the Lake meeting held on Sunday May 7, 2017. The following describes the award specifications and presents the twowell appointed award recipients for this year. 

 ASCE Winslow T. Shearman (Student Merit) AwardThis award is presented to a member of the graduating class in civil and environmental engineering who is an active member of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is considered most worthy of the honor by virtue of high character and academic achievement. . Established by Ithaca Section in 1932; renamed the Winslow T. Shearman Award in 2000.

 2017 Recipient – David Picinich has been an excellent student, a willing and able lab-partner, and a good friend to all.  David is one of Cornell’s top structures students and has a genuine intuition for the behavior of structures.  He has been an officer in his fraternity and an active and effective ASCE officer.   David remains very close with his extended family and loves to share pictures and memories of family time at holidays, breaks, and summer vacations.  David is headed for a position in the construction industry, and the Cornell ASCE Chapter’s faculty advisor is certain that we will hear many good things about him as his career develops.  

 ASCE Student Service Award  This award is presented to a member of the graduating class in civil and environmental engineering who is a member of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has rendered the most meritorious service to fellow students and to the profession of civil engineering. Established by Ithaca Section in 1960.

2017 Recipient – Charles Sanderson has been a prime mover on Cornell’s ASCE Steel Bridge team.  This year he headed-up the construction team and set a Cornell-best construction time record at the regional competitions in Syracuse.  He not only led the team in action, but made many critical suggestions about constructability during the design process.  Charles is an effective and reliable leader and member of the ASCE Cornell University Student Chapter.

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ASCE National Elections - Vote!
May
1
to Jun 1

ASCE National Elections - Vote!

Let your voice be heard and cast your online ballot today to help shape ASCE’s future.

New! Simply use your ASCE login to vote.

Your vote is critical to ASCE’s annual election for the Society and local leaders. Even if a race isn’t contested, by voting, you show your support for those willing to serve.

Should technical representation be increased on ASCE’s Board? A Constitutional Amendment to increase the size of the Board of Direction to 18 members to allow the third Technical Region Director a voting seat at the table is included on the ballot this year.

  • Online voting is now open and will close on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. CDT.

  • Information regarding the qualifications of each nominee is available on the electronic voting site and on the ASCE website.

If you prefer to vote using a paper ballot, please contact Patty Jones at pjones@asce.org.

Voting is easy!

1.  Go to www.asce.org/VoteNow.     

2.  You will be asked to login using your ASCE email address and password. If you do not remember your ASCE email address or password, contact ASCE Customer Service at 800-548-2723 or 703-295-6300 (International).     

3.  Follow the instructions for accessing Nominee election information and voting.       

4.  If you would like an email confirmation after voting, you will need to enter your email address. ASCE does not provide member email addresses to the election vendor.

Once you cast your votes, you will not be able to re-enter the election site.    
Need Help?
Problems with the Election website:        support@directvote.net        
                                                                  866-909-3549
Questions regarding the Election:           member@asce.org
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Don’t miss your chance to make a difference. Vote for the individuals you would like to lead ASCE in 2018!

Vote now!

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NYS Legislative Drive-In
Mar
21
10:00am10:00am

NYS Legislative Drive-In

The ASCE NYS Council is partnering with the Associated General Contractors Association of NY (AGC-NYS), and other interested organizations, to hold a Legislative Drive-In to meet with our State Legislators regarding our State's infrastructure and sustainable funding mechanisms to improve it. We will also behighlighting the 2015 ASCE NYS Infrastructure Report Card!

When? March 21, 2016
Where? Albany, NY Legislative Office Building
Time?  Plan to be in Albany at 10am.  Plan to leave Albany ~4pm.
Will transportation to/from Albany be provided?  Depends on where you'll be coming from on 3/21/2016.  We will be chartering buses from Buffalo - with pickups along the way in Rochester and Syracuse and from NYC with potential pickups along the way.
What do we do when we get to Albany? Holding a general "rally" with our partners and hold meetings with legislators to share the importance of NYS infrastructure.  
Will food be provided?  TBD but very likely.  We are looking into having a lunch and/or happy hour. 
Cost?  None.  ASCE is picking up the tab for the buses and food.
How do I sign up?  Contact your section captain (Adam Giblin) at atg8100@gmail.com

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2016 Engineers Week Dinner
Feb
23
4:30pm 4:30pm

2016 Engineers Week Dinner

Engineers Week Dinner

Every February we have the opportunity to celebrate Engineers Week, this year it is February 22-26. This year our Engineer’s Week dinner is on February 23, 2016, which will feature colleagues from the two colleges in Binghamton.

The ASCE Ithaca Section nominated and congratulates Jonathon Rook, PE, LS, Life Member ASCE as the Engineer of the Year Awardee.  Prof. Rook taught at SUNY Broome Community College for more than 30 years and consulted locally. He has been a teacher and mentor to hundreds of Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering technicians in the Southern Tier. 

Our speaker is Per Stromhaug of Binghamton University who will be speaking about innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives and resources. We will also recognize the BU-NYSSPE scholarship recipient as well.


Please join us for a Celebration of Accomplishments! There will be room at the meeting for companies or individuals to have a poster highlighting a successful project!

We hope to see all of you at the dinner. Attached is the announcement and the menu selection. Please send the flyer to your colleagues.

To reserve your seats please submit this form to wonjune.hong@lmco.com

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ASCE Rochester Section Dinner Meeting
Oct
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

ASCE Rochester Section Dinner Meeting

  • Hilton Garden Inn (Eggleston Ballroom) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Third Set of Locks is the main portion of the $5.4 billion Panama Canal expansion.  The project will result in more than doubling the capacity of the Panama Canal.  The project incorporates the largest rolling lock gates in the world and more than 6.5 million cubic yards of concrete, more than double the volume used in construction of the Hoover Dam.

Attend this dinner meeting to learn about the history, purpose, goals, and challenges of the Panama Canal expansion project

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Sep
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

ASCE National Convention

Fighting for the Future of New York’s Infrastructure:
What the 2015 Report Card for New York’s Infrastructure Found and How To Raise The Grades. This panel will feature New York officials and experts discussing how New York’s agencies and professionals are fighting the good fight against aging and daunting infrastructure issues.

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May
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cornell ASCE View of the Lake Dinner

Cornell ASCE's annual View of the Lake dinner will take place Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room at Cornell University. There will be dinner, chapter and project team updates, an awards ceremony, and guest speaker, Mr. Michael Donovan, currently with the Louis Berger Group and formerly with the US Army Corps of Engineers. The dinner will be followed by an Order of the Engineer ceremony for anyone interested in staying.

Register at http://goo.gl/forms/mn8jaSfZm8.  Cost is $25 per non-student.  Payment can be made during tabling in the Hollister Hall lobby. Please complete this form for EACH person attending.

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Syracuse Section - Wine Tour
May
2
8:45am 8:45am

Syracuse Section - Wine Tour

Wine & Spirit Tasting - Cayuga Lake:

Open to Members & Non-Members

Enjoy a scenic tour of five wineries and one distillery along Cayuga Lake with colleagues and friends!  This adventure features something for everyone ranging from dry and sweet wines to bourbon and moonshine!  Everyone is welcome so don't forget to bring along a friend!

Date:  Saturday May 2, 2015

Where: Barton & Loguidice Parking Lot, 290 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool NY 13088 (West end of Building)

Departure Time:  8:45 am

Return Time:  4:00 pm

Price: $54  Includes transportation by limo bus and tasting fees.  Lunch will be included curtesy of ASCE.  A $25 deposit is required at time of registration.  This deposit is non-refundable after April 14th.  The remaining balance will be due by April 16th (a PayPal invoice will be received by email).

Sign Up Here!

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Wine & Design - Corning
Feb
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

Wine & Design - Corning

Sign up, Show Up, Sip up and Paint!

We have reserved a private class just for our ASCE members and friends at the Corning Wine and Design.  Click on the link below to sign up:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=40699&date=2015-02-28&calendarID=23

Then just show up and bring your snacks and drink of choice! (Bottles of wine not provided.)

If you have any questions please email Kelly at Kelly.sullivan@Williams.com 

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Engineers Week 2015
Feb
22
to Feb 28

Engineers Week 2015

National Engineers Week in the US is February 22-28 this year!  This year's topic is "Engineering New Horizons"!

Please consider attending a local event with a professional society or at a school to help promote engineering.  Remember, as DiscoverE notes, Engineers Week is your opportunity to:

  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

The ASCE Ithaca Section is proud to participate in the 2015 Engineers Week Dinner on Tuesday, Feb 24 in Binghamton, see the event details!

The ASCE Syracuse Section is also hosting a dinner event on Wednesday, Feb 25 in Syracuse.  Click here for the flyer with more details or visit their website page.

You can get more great information about Engineers Week from:

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Wine & Design - Ithaca
Feb
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wine & Design - Ithaca

Sign Up, Show Up, Sip up and Paint!

We have reserved a private class just for our ASCE members and friends at the Ithaca Wine and Design.  Click on the link below to sign up:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=40704&date=2015-02-06&calendarID=52

Then just show up and bring your snacks and drink of choice!  (Bottles of wine not provided.)

If you have any questions please email Kelly at Kelly.Sullivan@accessmidstream.com

 

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ASCE Ithaca Section | PO Box 132 | Ithaca, NY 14851

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