March Section Meeting

Optimizing the Issuance of Evacuation Orders Under Evolving Hurricane Threat

March 13 | 5:30pm

Johns Hopkins University

Space Telescope Science InstituteSteven Muller Building3700 San Martin DriveBaltimore, Maryland 21218

Join us for our March meeting at Johns Hopkins University!

Speaker: Linda K. Nozick

Hurricanes cause powerful winds, storm surge, and inland streamflow flooding that can put many lives at risk. Forecasters use a collection of atmospheric models to estimate how a hurricane will evolve over time and a suite of storm surge and hydrological models to determine water levels. However, these forecasts are subject to substantial uncertainty, especially more than a day or two in advance.

This talk will discuss a bi-level programming model to optimize the issuance of evacuation orders with explicit consideration of (i) the highly uncertain evolution of the storm, and (ii) the complexity of the behavioral reaction to evolving storm conditions. A solution procedure based on progressive hedging is developed. A realistic case study for the eastern portion of the state of North Carolina is presented.

Upcoming Events

Scholarship Fundraiser

March 9, 2019

March Meeting

March 13, 5:30pmCarroll Lecture at JHU

April Meeting

April 10, 6pmSHA Program and Organizational Update

May Meeting

May 8, 6pmJoint Meeting with SEI

Scholarship Fundraiser

March 9, 2019, 6-10p

Strap on your fanny pack and pop your favorite mix tape into your walkman! Let's Celebrate the 25th Annual Maryland Section ASCE Scholarship Fundraiser 90's Style!

Putt Put, Cornhole, Buffet, Desserts, Beer, Wine & More!

902 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204

Sponsor and Build a Putt Putt Hole!

Please note this event is open to those age 18+ only.
Proceeds benefit endowments at the three universities in Maryland that provide civil engineering programs: the John’s Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland.If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a Sponsorship donation. Those donations go directly to the university endowments. ASCE Maryland is a 501(c)(3) organization.

ASCE 2019 Award Nominations are open!

It's time to get your submissions in for the 2019 ASCE Awards.

ASCE is looking for Nominations for the following categories:

  • Civil Engineer of the Year
  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Meritorious Service
  • Outstanding Educator
  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement - Under 20
  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement - Over 20

Click here for the list of awards, rules, and how to submit a nomination.


Friday, March 8th | 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Sponsored and hosted by Structural Technologies at 10150 Old Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21046

The Maryland Chapter of UESI is proud to announce its formation and mission of promoting excellence in the engineering, planning, design, construction, operations, and asset management for utility infrastructure and engineering surveying. The UESI Chapter is going to thrive with active participation from local agencies, consultants, and industry partners. The kick-off event features a full day of local speakers sharing relevant information on priority projects, engineering best practices, and asset management strategies.

President's Message

Randy Brown, first president's message is now available!

In the course of the past and current year, we have been moving the Section towards taking advantage of the digital age and the skills of the next generation of leaders. We have a new and improved website that continues to be updated with current material and user-friendly features.

One of our goals for this year is to increase support and connection with the Branches and Institutes. We are excited to have a new institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying.

I am pleased to report that the movie “Dream Big: Engineering our World,” will be placed in every public middle and high school in Maryland. This movie shows the important work engineers do, helping to heighten interest and change perceptions about the profession.

Full Message - Click Here