2017 Shortridge Hardesty Award

Mr. W. Samuel Easterling, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, from the Virginia Section has been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the 2017 Shortridge Hardesty Award “For his leadership and service to the profession, particularly as past chair of the Structural Stability Research Council and his contributions in the field of steel-concrete composite systems.”


BRANCH LEADERSHIP Victor I. Crawford, P.E., M.ASCE Branch President (703)732-9004 Mike Yasek, P.E., M.ASCE President-Elect (571)233-0057 Gul Afghan Saleh, PhD, PMP Branch Vice President Nicholas Clay Meloy, P.E., M.ASCE Branch Secretary (703) 856-5178 Maria Elena Herrera, P.E., M.ASCE Branch Treasurer (703) 585-883 Maria Elena Herrera, P.E., M.ASCE Branch Treasurer (703) 585-883 Susie Hoopes, M.ASCE  Young Members Forum Chair shoopes@wetlandstudies.com (703) 679-5698    Past Meeting Minutes: April 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Dr. Marc Edwards honored with 2016 ASCE President’s Medal Award

The ASCE executive committee, upon the recommendation of President Mark Woodson, have selected Marc A. Edwards, Ph.D., M.ASCE from the Virginia Section, to receive the 2016 ASCE President’s Medal Award. Dr. Edwards has received this award for his leadership as a professor at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, activist and scientist in exposing the Flint, Michigan water crisis and his passion and persistence in fighting to protect the public’s health and safety.” ASCE Virginia section congratulates Dr. Edwards on receiving this prestigious honor. To know more about him, follow the ...

Annual Golf Tournament Organized by ASCE Roanoke

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...

STEM Camp at Danahoe Elementary , Henrico VA

                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 ...

ASCE Virginia Tech Chapter Recognized

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...

Maurer and Green receive the 2016 Normal Medal

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...

ASCE 2016 Legislative Fly-In

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. Read Here                

Rajan Jha recognized as ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering

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...