The latest installment of the "What are you fighting for?" commercial series puts the spotlight on NDSEED, a civil engineering service project which builds footbridges in Central America. The program is unconnected to ASCE, but has involved many past and current ND ASCE members.
The video features mechanical engineer Luis Llanos, and CEEES Professor Dr. Tracy Kijewski-Correa. The video can be viewed by going to the link below.
ASCE is planning a field trip to Halvorson and Partners, Thornton Tomasetti, and Parsons Corporation on November 15th. The goal of the trip is to allow students to more fully explore their career options after graduation by exposing them to the design world, and to explore the breadth of projects currently underway.
Halvorson's World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi Thornton Tomasetti's Kingdom Tower
Parson's Sheikh Khalifa Bridge
Congratulations to our 2013-14 ASCE Board members who were elected this evening!
President - Dan Rish
Vice-President - Kaleigh McLaughlin
Secretary - Kate Kreienkamp
Treasurer - Emily Murphy
Officer of ASCE Relations - Sean Gervais
Public Relations Officer - Ryan Duffy
Fundraising Officer - Allison Rotella
Service Officer - Luis Gabriel Munoz Dispa
JEC Liaison - Teresa Ciambrone
Imprinting Officer - Martin Le
Social Officer - Libby Byrne
Steel Bridge - Jack Reilly
Concrete Canoe Hull Designer - Matt Hardegger
Concrete Canoe Mix Designer - Dan Rish
Elections will take place on the week of Feb. 25. Nominations are due on Feb. 24 at 5:00pm. New officers will take over day-to-day management after spring break. Positions offered are listed below:
- President - Officer of ASCE Relations
- Vice President - JEC Liaison
- Secretary - Concrete Canoe Construction Manager
- Treasurer - Concrete Canoe Mix Designer
- Public Relations Officer - Steel Bridge Officer
- Fundraising Officer - Imprinting Officer
- Service Officer - Social Officer
Moretrench is currently looking to hire Civil Engineering students graduating in 2012 with Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees for full time employment opportunities. The work will consist of engineering and design as well as hands-on field work. They are looking for ambitious individuals with a strong work ethic, and excellent problem solving skills. The ability to travel and a sense of dedication to the demands of the field are required.
They offer a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits including employee stock ownership, a great work environment and career advancement opportunities.
Moretrench is a 100% employee owned geotechnical contractor specializing in design/build solutions for challenging civil, geotechnical and environmental construction projects. Their core service areas include construction dewatering and groundwater control, ground freezing, earth retention and underpinning systems, micropiles and deep foundations, grouting systems, slurry trenches, tieback and tiedown anchors, and environmental remediation. Moretrench has a history that goes back to the late 1800’s.
Moretrench has offices located in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
For more information contact Joanne Muccione at email@example.com.
Please visit their website at www.moretrench.com for additional company information.
The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) recently announced the continuation of its scholarship program in 2013. PTI is offering scholarships to full-time engineering and architectural students in the U.S. or Canada for the 2012/2013 school year. The program is open to senior- or graduate-level students whose area of study includes concrete structures, with an emphasis on structural design, materials, construction, or any combination thereof. Eight scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for the Winter/Spring 2013 school term.
Details of the program along with an application form are located below. Further information can also be found on PTIs website by clicking here.
Applications are due November 25, 2012, with the awards to be announced on January 3, 2013. Award recipients will be honored at an award ceremony that will be held in conjunction with the Post-Tensioning Institutes Annual Technical Conference that will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 5-7, 2013.
The National ASCE Organization sponsors several scholarships every year for undergraduate and graduate students and many are now open! You can find more information at the following link: http://www.asce.org/Content.aspx?id=18337
The deadline for many of these is Feb. 1, 2013.
EmNet, LLC, located in downtown South Bend, is looking to hire a motivated civil engineering student for an internship during the current school year. All applicants should be a current Junior or Senior, with a focus in environmental engineering. The intern’s responsibilities will include data analysis and review, collection system modeling, R&D testing, and engineering drawing.
EmNet, LLC is a multi-disciplinary engineering company specializing in the design and implementation of custom Real Time Decision Support Systems (RT-DSS) for wastewater collection systems. EmNet’s novel technology uses real time data collected using intelligent manhole covers to dynamically control sewers to maximize performance. EmNet’s technology is featured in IBM’s Smart City offering and has been applied in South Bend where is has been able to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows.
Please contact Tim Ruggaber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-855-1012 if you are interested.
Here is a message from The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services about their RISE program:
The Regional Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program is sponsored by MMSD, and managed by Prism, a Milwaukee-based consulting firm. This year's participating employers included AECOM, Brown & Caldwell, CH2M Hill, Dakota Intertek, GRAEF, HNTB, JF Ahern, Pieper Electric, the Concord Group and WasteCap.
The RISE program engaged twelve engineering, science and construction management students. Current and past students have attended Marquette University, University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, University of Wisconsin (Madison), the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Columbia University (NY), Pennsylvania State University, Western Michigan University, Tuskegee University and St. Louis University.
Rossana Rivero Guedez, a former RISE participant, and recent UW-Milwaukee graduate who spoke at the End of Year Celebration said, "I was able to obtain my dream internship at GRAEF, receive valuable training and information through the RISE program and on top of that I was hired at GRAEF shortly after graduation! Without the help of MMSD & Prism I'm not sure where my career would be right now."
The RISE initiative, now in its fourth year, is a career and personal development program that places selected students in paid summer internships through competitive interviews with current and prospective MMSD consultants and contractors. It addresses the crucial need to not only retain top talent in the Greater Milwaukee area, but also addresses the underrepresentation of some ethnic minorities in the science and engineering industry sectors. Eligibility for the program is limited to residents of the Sanitary Sewer Service Area (SSSA) during the period encompassing their high school career, and those currently engaged in science or engineering coursework at an accredited college or university, ultimately leading to a Bachelor of Science degree or higher. The SSSA includes the City of Milwaukee, WI and all or segments of surrounding communities.
MMSD and Prism are currently recruiting applicants and companies for 2013. Students and employers should contact Keesha Sutton directly at 414-847-0990 x108 or at email@example.com for more information.
The RISE program is sponsored by MMSD and managed by Prism. Along with employer partnerships, they are able to provide students professional experiences and training to enhance and shape their future.
More information about the RISE program is available at www.prismtechnical.com/PTI.html.