ASCE Younger Members Group Monthly Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date – Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 @ 12:00pm in 4th Floor East Tower Conference Room

Food – Domino’s Pizza – $3 if not a Section or participating member  

Presentation – Business Meeting

Younger Member Group – Kevin Koester

  • Recent Meetings

    • Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 in Topeka.

  • Upcoming Meetings

    • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.

    • Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

    • More effort will be put into having professional development meetings.Those going to the KSU Transportation Conference this month, try to recruit a speaker. Contact Kevin Koester (koester@ksdot.org) with any leads or suggestions.

Outreach – Brandon Vacek & Jon Routh

  • Recent events:

    • Architects & Engineers Club at Lawrence High School on March 23rd.KU students talked with the high schoolers about transitioning into college.

    • Gumdrop Bridges with Quail Run Elementary 5th Grade Classes in Lawrence on Friday, March 11th at 10:30am.

    • Brandon spoke on a panel at Benedictine College on Tuesday, March 15th.Students were able to ask questions to both private and public sector professionals along with professors to help them with career decisions.

      • The Benedictine Student Chapter of ASCE is also actively doing outreach locally and would like to coordinate something with the YMG.

  • Upcoming events:

    • Architects & Engineers Club meeting with Lawrence High School students on April 20th where students will get a tour of the KU Bioengineering lab.

    • Gumdrop Bridges with Mater Dei first graders in Topeka.Jon has coordinated a few possible dates: Friday (4/8 or 4/22) at 10:20am or Tuesday (4/19 or 4/26) at 11:50am.If you can help, please fill out your time and date preferences by 4/6/16 via the Doodle poll that was emailed out.

    • Tour of South Lawrence Trafficway on Wednesday, May 4th with KU ASCE and Lawrence High Architects & Engineers Club.Email Brandon Vacek (bvacek@ksdot.org) if you’d like to join the tour.

    • It was brought to the group’s attention that an outreach co-chair in Topeka, as well as Lawrence would be beneficial in coordinating events locally.

Community Service – Brian Kierath

  • Recent Events:

    • Highway Cleanup on Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

  • Upcoming Events:

    • Highway Cleanup in May.Brian will poll the group to select a date.

Social – Casey Dix

  • Upcoming Events:

    • Float Trip on Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th 2016 at Shady Beach Campground in Noel, Missouri.Please register and pay online by April 25th.

KS Section News – Kelly Farlow

  • Recent Events:

    • Joint Meeting with Wichita Branch & Smoky Valley KSPE on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at Brookville Hotel in Abilene, KS.Social started at 5:30pm, Dinner was at 6:30pm.

  • Upcoming Events:

    • Joint Student Banquet at KU Alumni Center on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30pm.Register online today if interested.

    • Legislative Update Joint Meeting with Topeka Chapter KSPE at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, date TBD.

Region 7 News – Aaron Frits

  • Mid-Continent Student Conference April 21-23, 2016 at Missouri University of Science and Technology - (Conference website)

    • A Concrete Canoe Judge is needed for the competition on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. Contact Aaron Frits (afrits@ksdot.org) for more details - (Conference Agenda)