101823 CSCE Monthly Dinner Meeting at Quinnipiac University
Please join CSCE at our monthly meeting at Quinnipiac University, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. At this meeting, David Jacobs, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at the University of Hartford and 2019 Benjamin Wright Award Winner, will give a presentation on the Challenges for Achieving High Speed Rail in the United States. This meeting is co-sponsored by the CT Chapter of the ASCE Construction Institute and the ASCE Student Chapter at Quinnipiac University.
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! At this meeting, David Jacobs will explore the financial, political, social, historical, technical, and other challenges with achieving high speed rail in our country.
Attendees may earn 1 New York State Professional Development Hour (NYS PDH) at this event.
David Jacobs is a veteran, an engineer and an adjunct faculty member in civil engineering at the University of Hartford. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971, in the Navy Reserve from 1971-1993, and retired as a Captain. He studied Civil (Structural) Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, where he earned a B.S., before getting a Masters in Industrial Management & Engineering from Columbia University, a Masters in Transportation Planning & Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and a Ph.D. in Civil (Structural) Engineering from the University of Connecticut. From 1967-2008, he worked for the New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail and Metro-North Railroads on projects involving bridges, tunnels, interlockings, catenary, signals and communications.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration and Social Hour followed by a Buffet Dinner and Presentation
Quinnipiac University, Multipurpose Room, MNH-105, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven Campus, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven, CT 06473
Directions to North Haven Campus
From I-91 - Take I-91 North to Exit 12 (Washington Avenue). Turn right onto Route 5/Washington Avenue and follow for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Bradley Street. Continue straight through the Bassett Road intersection. The entrance to campus is directly ahead.
From I-95 - Take I-95 to I-91 North. Drive 8.6 miles to Exit 12 (Washington Avenue). Turn right onto Route 5/Washington Avenue and follow for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Bradley Street. Continue straight through the Bassett Road intersection. The entrance to campus is directly ahead.
For more detailed driving directions to the North Haven Campus, view the campus map:
Parking: Please click here for an image of the campus map. Once you arrive at Quinnipiac, please follow the signs for the parking garage, which is labeled as P-G on the map and is located between Buildings 3 & 4, and park there. Signage will direct visitors from the garage to the meeting. The dinner meeting will be in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNH -105), which is in Building 2 on the map, but it is located near the entrance where Buildings 1 & 2 join together.
CSCE Members - No NYS PDH: $55.00
CSCE Members who want to earn 1 NYS PDH: $65.00
Non CSCE Members - No NYS PDH: $65.00
Non CSCE Members who want to earn 1 NYS PDH: $75.00
Full Time Students - No NYS PDH: $20.00
Unemployed CSCE Members: No Charge
Only attending the presentation - No meal: No Charge
Reservations received and accepted after October 11th will incur a $10 additional fee.
Payment is required with registration unless other arrangements are made. CSCE cannot give refunds after the final dinner order has been placed.
Please register to attend this dinner meeting by clicking on the following link:
Table Top Sponsor - $100 - Table signs with your company logo on each dinner table
Flyer Sponsor - $250 - Your company logo on event promotional emails and upcoming events flyer distributed at dinner meeting
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.
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Please consider a donation to the CSCE scholarship fund to help civil engineering students from Connecticut. All donations will help students in need. To make a donation to CSCE, please click on the following link: