Welcome to the home page of the St. Louis Section of ASCE. The Section actually encompasses the Eastern half of Missouri and five Illinois counties immediately to the east of St. Louis, serving over 1100 members and five area student chapters.
We support local future and current civil engineers (architectural; coasts, oceans, ports and rivers; construction; environmental and water resources; geotechnical; structural; transportation) in their chosen fields to make Missouri, the country, and the world a better and safer place to live.
Please feel free to contact any of our officers if we can be of assistance.
Save the Date
ASCE and ASLA will hold our Annual golf tournament the morning of Friday, September 8, 2017 at Forest Park Golf Course. Registration and sponsorship information are coming to the ASCE website and newsletter. In the meantime, mark your calendars to help raise monry for our scholarship fund.
Contact Matt Glisson at 314.569.9883 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Knock your meetings out of the park! Sign on an ASCE Speaker
ASCE’s Speakers Bureau, matches speakers and subject matter experts with those who are looking to utilize one of the Society’s strongest assets – its members’ professional expertise. The Speakers Bureau makes that expertise available through a quality, online program now available as a benefit available only to ASCE members. Check out the Speakers Bureau http://www.asce.org/online-speakers-bureau/.
SIUE Mentor Program
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Mentor program pvoides an opportunity for student and professionals to connect in positive one-on-one mentoring relationships. Through the program, professionals can enhance the quality of a currrent student's academic experience by interacting, exchanging ideas, and sharing their career experiences and knowledge with future SIUE graduates.
For more information, check out the November 2015 newsletter or contact the SIUE career Development Center directly at 618-650-3708, or www.siue.edu/careerdevelopmentcenter.
Proposed Amendments to Section By-Laws
In order to clarify language and provide better consistency among documents, the Board is proposing revisions to the St. Louis Section By-Laws. All section members will be able to vote on the proposal in the next several months. A copy of the revisions can be downloaded here. To view the current By-Laws, click on the "About ASCE" tab at the top of this page.
Report Card for Missouri's Infrastructure
The St. Louis Section collaborated with the Kansas City Section to develop a report card specifically for Missouri Infrastructure.
Report Card for America's Infrastructure
Every family and business needs infrastructure to thrive– from your road to work, to your internet, to the pipes bringing clean water to your house. In a new app format, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure puts the most comprehensive and clear reference available on America’s infrastructure in your pocket. Complete with videos, state profiles, and interactive content, this app shows how your state’s infrastructure is doing and what needs attention. Share how America raise the grades and along with any part of the app with friends, coworkers, LinkedIn groups, or even your elected officials. Download the Report Card at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.
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Only 19 days until National Engineers Week (EWeek), February 19 – 25, and the countdown continues. The celebration of National Engineer’s Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Every year, EWeek is the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22nd.
President George Washington is considered the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work. EWeek is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of EWeek is to call attention to the contributions engineers make to society. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
The theme for Engineer’s Week 2017 is “Engineers Dream Big”. As in past years, St. Louis has multiple events scheduled during EWeek this year, including a joint society luncheon, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a meeting at the Rotary Club, Engineer’s Week at the Science Center, and the Dream Big Movie Premiere. This year’s guest speaker for the joint society luncheon is Professor Marc A. Edwards, the engineer and professor that uncovered the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Our Younger Members Group will be participating in the Engineer’s Week at the Science Center Event. EWeek will conclude with the premiere of the Dream Big movie at the Science Center OMNIMAX Theater. More information about these events can be found in this month’s newsletter.
The last Report Card for Missouri’s Infrastructure was released in 2013, and the St. Louis Section, in cooperation with the Kansas City Section, played a large role in the development of the report card and its release. I was recently contacted by the Kansas City Section asking if the St. Louis Section, in a joint effort with the Kansas Section and Wichita Branch, would be interested in working together to produce a regional infrastructure report card. The effort will take approximately one year, starting in February 2017. They are currently looking for volunteers to serve on the report card committee. More information will be coming soon. If you are interested, please contact Sheryl Gallagher, 913-438-1900, email@example.com or Bryce Coulter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was also recently contacted by Darren Olson, ASCE Region 3 Governor and Illinois Section Report Card Committee Co-Chair. The Illinois Section previously completed the Report Card on Illinois Infrastructure in 2010 and 2014. They are embarking on an update to the report card with a release scheduled for Spring 2018. They need input and committee chairs from throughout the state. If you are interested in getting involved in the Report Card on Illinois Infrastructure 2018 update, please contact Darren Olson at 847-823-0500 or email@example.com.
I hope you have the opportunity and time to attend on the great events during Engineer’s Week and celebrate our profession.
Matt Harper, P.E.