MRLC 2023

The ASCE 2023 Region 1, 2, 4 & 5 MRLC - Multi-Region Leadership Conference was held in Charlotte, NC on January 19-21, 2023. This was the first time since the pandemic started that an MRLC was held in person. The Eastern Region Younger Member Council - ERYMC and Workshop on Student Chapter Leaders - WSCL were also held in person at the MRLC. From the Virginia Section, only two members attended and gained valuable insight on the society and leadership knowledge. These two members also participated in moderating sessions and planning events throughout the weekend. Pictured: Christina ...
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December 2022 Centennial Engineer of the Month

December 2022 - Lindsay Swain, P.E., M. ASCE Lindsay Swain, P.E. (she/her) is a graduate from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Civil Engineering. She specializes in water/wastewater design of treatment and conveyance systems, pump station design, and the construction administration process. Lindsay works for Meta (Facebook) as the Eastern US Water Manager, completing water and wastewater master planning for new data center infrastructure. Prior to working at Meta, Lindsay was a consultant for CHA Consulting and AECOM.  She also serves on the Virgi...
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100 Years – 100 Members

100 Years – 100 New Members                The Centennial Celebration Committee would like to end our Centennial Year by adding 100 new Virginia Section members. So, we are challenging each Virginia Section ASCE Member to find a non-member Civil Engineer and to respectfully engage them in conversation about joining. Using no pressure, just gentle persuasion, let them know one of the primary benefits of membership is access to up to 10 FREE WEBINARS per year that will give needed Continuing Education Credits to renew a PE license every two years. Other benefits include being one of our...
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Open Section Positions

The Virginia Section is seeking nominations from individuals wishing to serve the Section Board for 2022-2023, beginning October 1, 2022. The open positions are President- Elect, First Vice President, and 2nd Section Director. Additional open Committee Chair and chair member positions include: Younger Members, Government Relations, Membership, Newsletter Editor and Section Website Editor. Section Office and Committee Chair responsibilities are shown on page 2 from the ASCE Section & Branch Operations Handbook.   President-elect: The President-elect is in a unique and importa...
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Liberty University Student Chapter

The newest VA Section Student Chapter is at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Liberty University ASCE Student Chapter was established on July 10, 2022. Liberty is the fifth student chapter in the Virginia Section. They join the student chapters at University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute, and Old Dominion University. LU ASCE 2022-2023 Student Leaders are: President:                         Lydianna Notheis Vice President: &n...
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Steel Bridge at Virginia Tech

The 2022 ASIC National Steel Bridge Competition was held on May 27 & 28 at the campus of Virginia Tech. Both AISC and ASCE cosponsor the event. The winners from the 20 regional ASCE Student Symposiums competed for to earn the top spot for steel bridge. Virginia Tech not only hosted the competition but represented the Virginias Student Symposium in the competition. The ASCE Virginia Section was a silver sponsor for the National Steel Bridge Competition. Multiple ASCE VA Section members and past Region 4 WV Governor, Carol Stevens, participated as judges. Christina Ammens, the current ...
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Outstanding Centennial Engineer Award

Victor Crawford, PE Mr. Crawford worked for more than forty-five years as a civil engineer, work that included engineering consultant in the private sector, and as a federal employee with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and in the Navy’s Shoreside Environmental Program.  This work included supporting the Navy’s environmental compliance program at various levels in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and leading environmental assessment teams at DOE facilities to determining required improvements in environmental operations and nuclear environmental monitoring.  Up...
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Marvin Hilton, PE

In 2002 Marvin Hilton suggested that the State of Virginia should have a Continuing Education requirement to maintain a Professional License. Many other States had already done so, and he felt it was time for Virginia to follow suite. The VA Section Board of Directors (BOD) agreed and suggested that Marvin write up a draft proposal. Marvin was surprised at first, and the BOD said it is your idea Marvin, write it up, which he did, A couple of months later Marvin had a draft that followed acceptable format for consideration by the State Assembly, as Marvin had worked during numerous past...
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Notable Virginia Engineers

The Virginia Section wants to recognize those engineers from Virginia that have made an indelible mark to the Civil Engineering Profession. Their contributions and service aided in a better quality of life in the Commonwealth. More information and details on these engineers are in the links below: Hardy Cross Marvin Hilton
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