111219 Dinner Meeting at the University of Hartford

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 05:30 PM

Meeting Co-Sponsors: Geo-Institute - Connecticut River Valley and the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Hartford

Topic: The Role of Geotechnical Engineering in Military History

Please join CSCE at our monthly meeting at the University of Hartford, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. This month's speaker is Brock E. Barry, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE, United States Military Academy and he will present a series of 4 discussions related to how geotechnical engineering influenced military history in the...

Civil War Battle of the Crater


World War I Trench Warfare


The Battle for Iwo Jima in World War II


Landslide and Tsunami on the Hudson River


Brock E. Barry, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE, United States Military Academy 

Dr. Barry holds the title of Professor of Engineering Education in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. (in Engineering Education) from Purdue University.  Prior to pursuing a career in academics, Dr. Barry spent 10 years as a senior geotechnical engineer and project manager on projects throughout the United States. He is a licensed professional engineer. Dr. Barry's areas of research include assessment of professional ethics, teaching and learning in engineering education, nonverbal communication, and learning through historical engineering accomplishments. He has authored and co-authored a significant number of journal articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Barry's passion is teaching the Army's future engineers. His dedication and creativity in the classroom has resulted in his receiving multiple teaching awards.

Important Times

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Social Hour & Registration, 6:30 p.m. - Dinner,  7:30 p.m. - Presentation


1877 Club, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117


From I-91 South: From I-91 South, turn right at end of ramp; from I-91 North, turn left. Travel Route 218 West for 4 miles to junction with Rte. 189. Left onto Rte. 189. Campus is two miles on left. 

From I-84 West, Exit 48: Right onto Asylum Ave. Travel 1.5 miles to Scarborough (on right) followed by left onto Rte. 44. Bear right onto Rte. 189. Campus is 1/2-mile on the right. 

From I-84 East, Exit 41: Left onto S. Main becoming N. Main to junction of Rte. 44. Turn right onto rte. 44 to junction with Rte. 189. Sharp left onto Rte. 189. Campus is 1/2-mile on right.

From I-291, Exit 1: From I-291, turn left. Travel Route 218 West for 4 miles to junction with Rte. 189. Left onto Rte. 189. Campus is two miles on left. 

From Farmington Valley: Route 44 East past Bishop's Corner to junction with Rte. 189. Sharp left onto Rte. 189. Campus is 1/2-mile on right - or - Rte. 185 to junction with Rte. 189. Bear right onto Rte. 189. Campus is just ahead on left. 


Parking: To park at the University of Hartford, you need to park in an assigned lot and place a parking pass from the Department of Public Safety on your dashboard. 

Please click on the following link and print out the parking pass: PARKING PASS


Choice of:

Braised Shortrib

Pan Seared Breast of Chicken Rosemary Pan Jus

Zucchini Noodle 'Parmesan' - julienne vegetables, vegan sausage, cauliflower alfredo, caramelized heirloom tomato (vegan, gluten free)


CSCE Members: $40

ASCE Members who are not CSCE Members: $45

Non-Members: $50

Full-Time Students: $10

Reservations received and accepted after midnight on November 5, 2019, 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.



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.


Donation Opportunities

Please consider a donation to the CSCE scholarship fund to help civil engineering students at universities in Connecticut. All donations will help students in need. To make a donation to CSCE, please click on the following link: