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E-Week 2019: Call for Engineering Presentations at Elementary Schools

Engineers: Inspiring Wonder - February 17 - 23, 2019

Engineering Week is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in a world.

To celebrate E-Week, the ASCE-Eastern Branch will give presentations at 2 elementary schools in the Raleigh-Durham area:

- Kingswood Elementary School (200 E Johnson St, Cary, North Carolina 27513) - Thursday, February 21st, from 1 PM to 3 PM. The school has an environmental focus and would like a presentation involving that aspect of Civil Engineering. The 2 presentations will be for 3rd and 4th grade students and will last for about an hour. Kimley Horn will be giving one of the presentations. We are in need of 1 or 2 volunteers to do the other presentation.

- Weatherstone Elementary School (1000 Olde Weatherstone Way, Cary, North Carolina 27513): Wednesday, February 20th, from 1 PM to 3 PM. The 3rd grade students have a unit on plants and the environment. The 4th grade students have a unit on engineering a bridge over a river. The 2 presentations will only last for about an hour. We are in need of volunteers to do both presentations.

The presentations will be done in a classroom. Consider volunteering for this event as it is a great opportunity to promote civil engineering in our communities and share our engineering experiences to children, educators, and parents.

If you would like to volunteer for this event or have any questions, please email Cole Koffi

2018-2019 Future City Competition - Call for Engineering Mentors

The 2018-2019 North Carolina Future City competition is underway and we are in need of engineer mentors. We are proud to say that ASCE has supported the North Carolina region with volunteers since it began in 2003. We hope you will continue this tradition this year.

The Call for Mentors pamphlet details the competition and mentor responsibilities. There are schools needing mentors in each of your Branch areas.

2018-2019 ASCE Eastern Branch Officer and Committee Positions

The Eastern branch has opportunities for officers and committee members for the 2018-2019 year. The 2018-2019 Board will be installed at the monthly luncheon on October 18, 2018, at the NCSU University Club.  Please reserve this time in your calendar to attend if you plan to apply for a position.  All applicants will be notified no later than October 16 with the election results.

  • The Branch is seeking a President-Elect. The term for this position starts in October, 2018.  Please nominate yourself or other Members for officer positions using the online form.  Please be sure to have your ASCE member number available for the registration form. Officer nominations will be accepted until 5:00PM on Friday, October 12, 2018.     

  • The Branch is also seeking volunteers for Branch Representative, Community Relations / E-week Coordinator, and Fundraising Chair.  If you are interested in starting a new committee, you can indicate that as you sign up as well. Please nominate yourself or other Members for officer positions using the online form.

We’ve prepared a PDF detailing these openings and their duties.

2018 Future Cities Competition

On January 20, 2018, we sent two YMG members to represent the ASCE NC Section and the Eastern Branch at the 16th Annual Future City North Carolina Competition. 

This year, students from over 35 participating middle schools were challenged to design an "age-friendly" city that would cater specifically to the needs of retirees 100 years from now. 

After a full day of judging, Evan Reilly and Keith Rines presented the specialty award for "Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems" to Langtree Charter Academy's "Swaziland" project. The judges were impressed by the team's physical model, which incorporated wastewater treatment, rainwater harvesting, and renewable wind and solar energy generation. ASCE NC/EB are proud to have sponsored this event for 15 years, and look forward to future participation.

Thank you to the Future City NC Steering Committee and NC State Engineering for hosting such a successful and educational event!

Image via Evan Reilly

Image via Evan Reilly

Image via Evan Reilly

Image via Evan Reilly

Image via Evan Reilly

Image via Evan Reilly

Participate in eWeek in 2018

Each year, ASCE gives members the opportunity to share their passion for civil engineering with students at local elementary magnet schools. ASCE has partnered with a few schools in the past by sending ASCE professionals to present to one or more classrooms about civil engineering. ASCE provides you with materials and can offer suggestions on what to present.
The time commitment is small - just a couple of hours on a morning or afternoon on a day of your preference (subject to availability with the school). Right now, exact dates are not known, but possible weeks are February 19-23, February 26-March 2, and March 5-9. If you are interested, please see the link below for more information and to sign up.

Sign up online

Installation of 2017-2018 Eastern Branch Officers

RD Odell honored us by installing our 2017-2018 officers at our November 16, 2017 luncheon at the North Carolina University Club.

From left to right:

  • Dave Skurky (Branch Secretary)
  • Brian Pownall (Branch Representative)
  • Evan Reilly (YMG President)
  • Keith Rines (President Elect)
  • Greg Cols (E-Week Coordinator)
  • Christine H (President)
  • Kyle Freehart (Branch Representative)
  • RD Odell (Governor)
Photo via Jintao Wen

Photo via Jintao Wen

2017-2018 North Carolina Regional Future City Competition

The 2017-2018 North Carolina Regional Future City competition is scheduled for January 20, 2018.  The Eastern Branch is seeking mentors who are willing to help at various schools across North Carolina.  The following schools are in need of a mentor:

School City State
Gamewell Middle School Lenoir NC
Green Valley School Boone NC
JM Alexander Middle School Huntersville NC
Kiser Middle Greensboro NC
Lumberton Junior High Lumberton NC
Lynchburg City Schools Lynchburg VA
Morehead STEM Academy Cornelius NC
Morganton Day School Morganton NC
Newton-Conover Middle School Conover NC
Pamlico County Middle School Bayboro NC
Queen City STEM School Charlotte NC
Red Oak Middle School Battleboro NC
STEM West/Western Piedmont Council of Governments Hickory NC
SWMS High Point NC
The Arts Based School Winston-Salem NC
The Forge Initiative Cary NC
Triad Math and Science Academy NC
Triangle Math and Science Academy Cary NC
Uwharrie Charter Academy Asheboro NC
Uwharrie Charter Academy Middle Grades Asheboro NC
Valle Crucis School Sugar Grove NC

If you're interested, please reach out to our branch's president, Christine Herrick, at

Also, NCSU Dean of Engineering, Louis Martin-Vega, wrote a letter that highlights the importance of this middle school outreach program.

2017-2018 Eastern Branch Officer and Committee Positions are Now Open

The Eastern branch has opportunities for officers and committee members for the 2017-2018 year.
The Branch officer positions available are for the President-Elect and Treasurer, which begin in October.  You can use the online form to nominate yourself or other Members for officer positions.  You'll need your ASCE member number in order to complete the registration form. Officer Nominations will be accepted until 5:00PM on Friday, September 15, 2017.   
The Branch is also looking for volunteers for a Branch Representative,
Community Relations / E-week Coordinator, and Fundraising Chair.  If you are interested in starting a new committee you can indicate that as you sign up as well. Use the online form to express interest in serving as a member of a committee.