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.
Graduate Scholarship Available
We are now accepting applications for the Mike Alizadeh/Geotechnology Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering with a geotechnical or environmental emphasis at a Midwestern university during the Fall 2017 term. Deadline for receipt of a completed application is May 8, 2017. Click here to download the application containing more information and requirements.
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 money 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.
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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Check out construction of the City+Arch+River project and the new Poplar Street Bridge Interchange on MoDOT's webcams.
With another Engineer’s Week in the books, I hope you had the opportunity and time to attend some of the great events during Engineer’s Week. I was able to attend the joint society luncheon were Virginia Tech University Professor Marc Edwards spoke on the Washington D.C. and Flint, Michigan water crisis. I found it very eye opening how in each situation, the ethics within the regulatory agencies was very poor and how they would never own up to what they had done, always pushing blame to someone else. Also, in each case, the whistleblower(s) were often the ones penalized, whether it was by losing their job, being ridiculed, losing research funding, or losing friends and colleagues. Often, doing the right thing isn’t the easiest or the most popular, which makes it tough. For those who were able to attend the joint luncheon, I hope you came away with a renewed sense of purpose as engineers to do the right thing as what we do often impacts the day to day lives of the general public. I want to thank The Engineering Center, the St. Louis Chapter of EWRI, and Joel Burken with MS&T for helping organize the luncheon and bring Marc Edwards to St. Louis.
Another event I attended, along with approximately 200 other ASCE members and student groups, was the long anticipated Dream Big Movie Premier Event at the St. Louis Science Center. The movie was shown in the Omni Max Theater and did not disappoint. I want send a special thank you to ASCE members Brandi Jones and Alison Graves for their hard work in putting the event together. We had 10 sponsorships with each covering the ticket costs for 10 students to attend the event. I had multiple high school teachers come up to me during the reception following the movie thanking us for inviting them and telling me how inspired they and their students were after watching the movie. The goal of Dream Big is to inform the public about the important work engineers do, helping to heighten interest and change perceptions about the profession, and also to inspire young people to consider careers in engineering. I think the Dream Big Movie was definitely an excellent start to doing just that. I would also like to thank Steve Burrows for the great Q&A session immediately following the movie. Steve was in the movie, and also helped make it. There were many great questions from the audience, including a high school student saying she was inspired by the movie. For more information about the Dream Big movie and educational outreach opportunities, please click on this link www.asce.org/dream-big.
I hope everyone has a good month!
Matt Harper, P.E.