022124 CSCE Meeting at UNH
This monthly CSCE dinner meeting is co-sponsored by the CT Chapter of the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute and the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of New Haven and it features a presentation by David Jacobs, Ph.D., on the topic of Challenges for Achieving High Speed Rail in the United States. We’ve all heard of the famous bullet trains in Japan, and the reliable, luxurious high speed passenger trains in China and Western Europe. So naturally we in the United States wonder, and always ask: Why can’t our country have high speed train service like that? That is a legitimate question! It turns out that there are many reasons: financial, political, social, historical, technical, and others. David Jacobs, Ph.D., will explore these reasons and explain why it is extremely unlikely that we’ll see high speed passenger trains, if ever, in this country and especially here in Connecticut. His talk will be supplemented with a PowerPoint presentation to clearly illustrate these reasons.
David Jacobs, Ph.D., is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hartford and a 2019 Benjamin Wright Award Winner. Dr. Jacobs graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1967 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He went on to earn an M.S. in transportation engineering from Polytechnic University of New York, an M.S. in industrial engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and New York. He worked for 40+ years for Metro-North Railroad Company and prior to that, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to June 1971, the Navy Reserve from September 1971 to September 1993 and retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration and Social Hour followed by the Dinner and Presentation
Constitution Room in Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Table Top Sponsor - $100 - Table signs with your company logo on each dinner table (Please sign up for this 1-2 weeks before the meeting to allow time for CSCE to finalize & order the signage)
Flyer Sponsor - $250 - Your company logo on event promotional emails and upcoming events flyer distributed at dinner meeting (Please sign up for this 1-2 weeks before the meeting to allow time for CSCE to finalize & order the signage)
Promotional Item Sponsor - $500 - Your company logo will be included on a promotional item that will be distributed at the dinner meeting (Please sign up for this 3-4 weeks before the meeting to allow time for CSCE to order the item)
Social Hour Sponsor - $1,000 - Your company logo will be included on meeting promotional material and signage recognizing your sponsorship will be displayed at the social hour (Please sign up for this 1-2 weeks before the meeting to allow time for CSCE to finalize & order the signage)
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