On April 29th a dedicated group of ASCE members and invited guests from the Roanoke, VA area came together to mix work and pleasure on the golf course. The event was the ASCE Roanoke Branch’s annual golf outing to benefit the ASCE student chapter of the Charles E. Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Many longtime sponsors such as Froehling & Robertson, Inc., ECS Mid-Atlantic, AECOM, and Permatile Concrete Products and others helped make the tournament, held at Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, VA, a success. The weather, fortunately, was cooperat...
On 25th May 2016, STEM Camp was organized for 5th Grade students by Danhoe Elementary School in Henrico, Virginia. Rajan Jha ( ASCE Vice President) was one of the 6 invited STEM professionals who shared their job experience and significance of science & technology in everyday's life. Rajan helped students understand the role of a Civil Engineer and encouraged them to pursue one as a career. "Civil Engineers keep life running on this planet. From building infrastructures, providing clean drinking water and ...
With immense pleasure, we would like to announce that Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University ASCE Student Chapter has been selected by the Committee of Student Members to receive a Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities as recorded in the 2015 Chapter annual report. This is a distinction earned by only the top 5% of all Student Organizations. Furthermore, the VT ASCE Student Chapter has been awarded a 2016 Letter of Significant Improvement. The Chapter was recommended for this award by the Committee on Student Members based on activities recorded in the 2...
With great pride & honour, we announce that Brett Maurer and Dr. Russell Green have been awarded the prestigious 2016 Norman Medal. Mr. Maurer is a doctoral candidate in the Geotechnical Engineering Program area in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech; Dr. Green is Maurer’s research advisor and a Professor in the Geotechnical Engineering Program area.
In the continuing effort to enhance communications between ASCE Headquarters and the Regions, Sections, and Branches, Geographic Services have awarded Maurer & Dr. Green the 2016 Norman Medal for...
The ASCE 2016 Legislative Fly-In was a great experience for the Virginia Key Contacts to spend time with our members of Congress and their staff to provide our civil engineering knowledge on infrastructure. Daren Williams (from city of Virginia Beach) shares his experiences & key highlights.
Rajan Jha, first Vice President of ASCE Virginia, has been recognized as one of the ten "2016 New Faces of Civil Engineering Professionals" by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Rajan did his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India and Master's in Water Resources from Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech, he worked with his professor (Dr Panos Diplas) on developing a new river classification system and design guidelines on stream restoration structures. Currently, he is working with Arcadis in Richmond Virginia.
The New Faces of Civil Engineering...
In the continuing effort to enhance communications between ASCE Headquarters and the Regions, Sections, and Branches, Geographic Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew R. Eatherton, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE of the Virginia Section has been selected to receive the 2016 Moisseiff Award “For the paper, “Quasi-Static Cyclic Behavior of Controlled Rocking Steel Frames,”.
Dr Eatherton is an assistant professor in the department of civil & environmental engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D from University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign in 2010. Visit the website be...
In the continuing effort to enhance communications between ASCE Headquarters and the Regions, Sections, and Branches, Geographic Services is pleased to announce that Dr. David R. Basco, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE of the Norfolk Branch of the Virginia Section has been selected to receive the 2016 International Coastal Engineering Award “For contributions that advance coastal engineering through research, education, engineering practice and professional leadership, especially through his successful online coastal engineering certificate and graduate program reaching engineers in fifteen countries.”
Dear Mr. Wright:
Congratulations! You have been selected by the Committee on Advancing the Profession to receive the 2015 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award “For his significant contributions to the civil and professional engineering communities during his 35-year career, his work to enhance the registration and certification of engineers, and his lasting impact in assistance with military engineering veterans.” The selection committee particularly noted your contributions to the military, in government service and the private sector.
We hope you can personally accept this award,...
Over the last three days of last week, we received the following commendations from ASCE National (letters and certificate attached):
2015 Certification of Commendation (given to only the top 15% of ASCE Student Chapters)
2015 Letter of Significant Improvement
2015 Letter of Recognition of Community Service
As you know, this is quite an honor and a testimony to the student officers and members of the student chapter who were involved in these efforts. Both Jeff Shaffer (president) and Albert To (vice-president) played key roles in the activities of the student chapter in 2014 a...