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ASCE NC Fall Technical Conference - Call for Abstracts

As announced earlier, our Fall Technical Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 26, 2017.  The North Carolina ASCE Section is seeking relevant and significant cutting edge research and case studies covering multiple engineering-related modes and technologies that can be presented during the conference.  This is a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS on topics in the following categories:

  • Water Resources and Environmental
  • Structures
  • Construction & Materials
  • Transportation
  • Geotechnical
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Professional Issues (laws, ethics, etc.)

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should contain enough information for the reviewers to assess the significance of the work to be presented and published (for example, objective, scope, methodology, and significant findings or lessons learned). Your proposed abstract should appeal to a broad range of professionals including practitioners, academics, researchers, industry professionals at varying levels, and students. Conference attendees should leave with a heightened knowledge of the topic and possible solutions to the problems presented and discussed.

Abstracts and requests for information should be sent to David Harris at engharris@yahoo.com.  Please include the words ‘ASCE Annual Meeting ABSTRACT’ in the subject heading.

The deadline for submitting your abstract is August 1, 2017.

You can review the Call for Abstracts document for additional details.

ASCE North Carolina's 2017 Legislative Reception

The North Carolina Section of ASCE held its 2017 Legislative Reception on May 10, 2017, at the Museum of Natural History in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.  The event had an amazing turnout by ASCE members!  Although conflicting events led to few legislators and staff being in attendance this year, many attendees reported that the event served as a tremendous networking opportunity for members and visitors.  Schnabel Engineering presented a poster on dam safety and inspection, ITRE presented a poster discussing Diverging Diamond Interchanges, MI Engineering had a poster espousing bridge inspection and preservation, and several PhD students from NCSU displayed posters relevant to their research.  We encourage ASCE members to be sure to invite their representatives and senators from the General Assembly to next year's event.

ASCE North Carolina's Spring Technical Conference Recap

We would like to thank David Schaad and Duke University for organizing and holding this year's Spring Technical Conference.  The conference featured seventeen presentations and one tour of Duke's amazing (and recently refurbished) chapel.  About 75 people attended!  We'd like to thank the presenters for their time and tremendous work!

2017 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

The Region 4 Assembly, which includes all members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, has established a very meaningful and worthwhile competition and award for a Younger Member who resides within Region 4. A Younger Member is defined as a member, associate member or affiliate not over 35 years of age on February 1, 2017.

The award is named after Daniel V. Terrell of the Kentucky Section. Dean Terrell served as President of National ASCE in 1954. This award is presented annually for the outstanding paper submitted on a topic established by the Region 4 Assembly. Two (2) papers per Section may be entered in the Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition. If one chooses to enter the Daniel V. Terrell competition, the paper must be submitted to the Terrell Committee by the entrant's Section President (Tom Fitzgerald) by March 1, 2017. The entrant must then present their paper during the Spring 2017 meeting of the Region 4 Assembly to be held in May of 2017 (specific date and location to be determined).

This year's topic is "Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?" The first place award is a plaque and $500.  The second place prize is $250.

For complete rules and information on the Terrell Paper Competition, visit the Region 4 website.

For additional information on the Daniel V. Terrell competition, please contact Jon Keeling (Jon.Keeling@stantec.com), Monica Sartain (monica.sartain@pca-llc.biz), or Tom Fitzgerald(tfitzgerald@schnabel-eng.com).

Travel arrangements to the meeting should be coordinated with the entrant's respective Branch and/or Section.  Financial assistance may be available.

While the topic is the same as for the Society's Daniel W. Mead Contest, it is not necessary that an entry be made to both the Terrell and Mead Competitions. If the entrant chooses to enter the Mead competition, the deadline is February 1, 2017. The winner of the D.W. Mead award receives Society and peer acclaim, a bronze plaque, and a cash prize in recognition of the time and effort put into this competition.

Download a PDF with the paper's topic and details.

Recognize a Volunteer - Call for Submissions

Every Section and Branch has someone who goes the extra mile, donating their time and expertise as a Civil Engineer. Perhaps it’s someone who gives time to work with children, encouraging future Civil Engineers, or a person who has volunteered with Engineers with Borders or another community service team. 

We want to recognize one outstanding volunteer in every Section and Branch. If you know of someone who fits this description, please nominate them by emailing Ms. Jeannine Finton!  Visit the ASCE Engineer's Week page for more information (http://www.asce.org/event/2017/engineers-week/) .

Honorees will be mentioned at the upcoming Multi-Region Leadership Conventions, on the ASCE Engineers Week webpage, and also receive a small token of our appreciation.
 
Deadline for recognition: Friday December 16, 2016.

In your email, please include the following:

  • Name of Section or Branch
  • Volunteer’s Name
  • Volunteer’s Mailing Address
  • Nominator’s Name
  • Nominator’s Section/Branch Title
  • Nominator’s Email
  • Briefly describe what makes this volunteer’s service exceptional—Up to 200 words

2016 Scholarship Winners

We are extremely excited to share the winners of the 2016 ASCE North Carolina Section Scholarship recipients for 2016.  We received many incredible applications, from which we selected four winners:

Taylor Hawkins (NC A&T) – Scholarship of Distinction

Taylor Hawkins (NC A&T) – Scholarship of Distinction

Daniel Furr (NC State) – General Scholarship

Daniel Furr (NC State) – General Scholarship

Chris Northrup (Duke) – General Scholarship

Chris Northrup (Duke) – General Scholarship

Darin Basso (UNCC) – General Scholarship

Darin Basso (UNCC) – General Scholarship

  • Taylor Hawkins (NC A&T) – Scholarship of Distinction
  • Chris Northrup (Duke) – General Scholarship
  • Darin Basso (UNCC) – General Scholarship
  • Daniel Furr (NC State) – General Scholarship

The scholarship recipients have been invited to our annual meeting.

This is something that is very special to the North Carolina Section.  These scholarships amount to $14,000 and go to students who are passionate about Civil Engineering and their education.  All of the fund raising events such as the Golf Tournament and website sponsors, as well as the general events we hold, like our conferences, help to fund these incredible scholarships.  We are very excited to be a part of this and want to thank all of the ASCE members who help to make this happen.



We'd love to thank the following for sponsoring our section, branches, and website: