December Section Meeting
Holiday Celebration & Induction of New Life Members
December 12, 2018, 6pm
The Engineer's Club, Baltimore, Maryland
Join us for a Holiday Party as part of our December Meeting! This event offers an opportunity to enjoy a casual, social atmosphere with live holiday music, extended open bar and relaxed buffet style dinner with desserts following.
Following dinner, we will be recognizing the new life members for our Section.
Please consider bringing a toy or two for our annual Toys-for-Tots drive!
This meeting will not include technical sessions and is an excellent opportunity to bring your spouse or significant other for a great time with fellow engineers in our community.
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.
Save the Date
25th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
March 9, 2019
The date of the 2019 Scholarship Fundraiser Event will be Saturday, March 9th. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, our theme will be “Return to the 1990’s”which will include special activities to commemorate the anniversary.
The 2019 Event will include the 3rd Annual Corn Hole Tournament as well as the traditional Putt-Putt Golf Tournament along with a variety of prizes.
Maryland Structural Engineering Institute December News
SEI-MD elected its new Board of Directors in October 2018 for the fiscal year 2018-19.
At SEI-MD’s October general meeting, SEI-MD donated $1,082 to the Morgan State University branch of AIME (Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering).
The speaker for SEI-MD's January 2019 meeting will be Troy S. Brown of Morse Law Office PLLC . He will discuss ethics within the engineering industry.
To learn more about upcoming events and to register, go to sei.ascemd.org.
History & Heritage Fall Update
Trip to Bollman Iron Truss Bridge
This bridge was ASCE’s first national historic civil engineering landmark in 1966.
In 2000, the bridge was designated a national historic landmark by the Department of the Interior.
In 2004, ASCE conducted a symposium on civil engineering history in Baltimore, Maryland.
The HHC has been collaborating with the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) and scheduled two events in 2019.
- The first is a WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON event on Sun, Feb 10 from 12:30pm-3pm focusing on Black History Month.
- The second WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON will be on Sun, March 3 from 12:30pm-3pm focusing on Women’s History Month.
Both events are hosted at the Museum facilities and are free and open to the public.
ASCE 2018 Region 2 Assembly
The Morgan State Student chapter representatives attended the recent Region 2 Assembly at George Mason University. Dr. James Hunter, faculty adviser is on the right and Bill Brittle is next to him. Asia Mitchell is the president and is in the middle of the back row.
Younger Members Group Trail Clean Up
The YMG hosted a Trail Clean Up on November 10th in Avalon, MD where 15 younger members participated in cleaning up a portion of Patapsco Valley State Park. Following the trail clean up, the YMG provided appetizers for the volunteers at Heavy Seas Brewery.
Interested in joining ASCE YMG?