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2023 ASCE Philadelphia Scholarship Program

The 2023 ASCE Philadelphia Scholarship Program is now open and taking applications! Each year, ASCE Philadelphia offers two (2) scholarships, and the winners will be recognized as the Section's guests at our Annual Spring Social. Additional information, and Scholarship Applications, are available here.  


Mid-Atlantic East Student Symposium

Volunteers Needed!

The 2023 Mid-Atlantic East Student Symposium will be held from April 21 to 23rd at Villanova University and Temple University. Currently, the student organizers for the event are seeking volunteers to assist as judges for the competitions they are hosting. The competitions will include GeoWall, Mead paper, the concrete canoe, the steel bridge, sustainable solutions, and the innovation contest. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please reach out to the students at [email protected]

Sponsorship opportunities are also available to help support the symposium. The sponsorship packet is available upon request, and information is posted to the student symposium website, found at If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the students through their email address, [email protected]


Check Out our Webinar Library

Remember to check out our Webinar Library on Teachable! This service is FREE to all Philadelphia dues-paying members as an added benefit of membership to the section.

Did you miss last month's Section presentation on I-95 Section BS4 and H04: Connection Local, Regional, and Interstate Communities? Click Here to view the presentation on our webinar library and to obtain your PDH!

House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

November 5, 2022, was a great day for the nation, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – right on ASCE Day 2021, the day we celebrate the Society’s founding on November 5, 1852!

The IIJA is the culmination of decades of advocacy by  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) members who worked tirelessly to educate Congress about the role infrastructure plays in supporting the economy and our quality of life – with such tools as our Infrastructure Report Cards and our Legislative Fly-Ins to Washington DC and our state capitals. 

This $1.2 trillion bill is a historic piece of legislation that will have monumental impacts on the economy, public safety, global competitiveness, and each American’s well-being. The passage of this five-year bill proves once again that the country can lead with infrastructure.  

With this legislation, the federal government will restore its critical partnership with cities and states to modernize our nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, drinking water pipes, school facilities, broadband, ports, airports, and more. Without a strong federal partner, local projects that are community lifelines have hung in the balance, oftentimes being paused or outright canceled due to funding uncertainties. 

We urge all ASCE members in our region to thank your U.S. Representatives who voted for the bill – and to continue engaging with all representatives, advocating for common sense solutions that can bring all Americans together.

Government and Policy News

For the latest in Government affairs and policies, please see our Government and Policy page.


Thanks to Our Section Sponsors - 29th Season!

When we first rolled out our sponsorship program at the start of the 1991-92 season, a total of nine “pioneer” firms participated:

  • BCM Engineers Inc.
  • Lippincott Engineering Associates
  • National Timber Piling Council
  • Pennoni Associates, Inc.
  • Pickering Corts & Summerson, Inc.
  • The RBA Group
  • Reutter Engineering
  • Temple University
  • J. Richard Weggel, PhD, PE

Some of these sound familiar, and some are no longer. We have begun our 29th year of the Section Sponsorship program this season. Thus far, 12 companies have committed to participate in this season. We extend our special and collective THANKS to each sponsor for their financial commitment and support.

As a sponsor, your business card will appear in each edition of THE NEWS from October through May. Sponsor logos are displayed in a special Sponsors section of our website. Additionally, we provide direct links to sponsors’ own websites so prospective employees can review all available and up-to-date positions. We also offer sponsors the opportunity to have a “spotlight” article in an edition of THE NEWS.

If you would like to join, renew or come back after a few years away, we look forward to bringing you into the Section Sponsor fold. All this could be yours for a mere $300 for the season.

Please contact Bob Wright at [email protected] for more details.


Special Offer on ASCE webinars for Philadelphia Section Members

Did you know that as a Philadelphia Section member, you get a discount on ASCE National Webinars? Plus, some of the registration fees come back to help fund other Section activities!

Live Webinars:

ASCE's live webinars provide cost-effective training for large and small groups. Use Promo Code WEBPHISEC to secure your preferred rate.

On-Demand Webinars:

ASCE's on-demand webinars provide real-world knowledge and convenient delivery to fit your demanding schedule. Use Promo Code WEBPHISEC to secure your preferred rate.



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President's Message - March 2023




Even though Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, I hope everyone has been getting outside to enjoy the 60-degree days these past few weeks! I can’t help but still feel a little blue over that Super Bowl loss against Kansas City. Losing 3 straight championships in less than 90 days with the Phillies (and the Union) can be tough for us diehard sports fans. But as Engineers, we’re already plotting and calculating all the ways our teams can make another post-season run.

I hope everyone enjoyed attending the Engineers Week Events hosted by the Delaware Valley Engineers Week (DVEW) Committee as much as I did! Their first event on Thursday, February 16th, was the Kick-Off Banquet & Awards Ceremony, and their second event on Tuesday, February 21st, was the Young Engineers Social at Dave & Busters. It was so nice to see everyone in person and network with all the awardees. It was great to see how excited everyone was to be back in person.  The Section also held a Happy Hour on February 27th at City Tap to celebrate our DVEY Archie Filshill and DVYEY, Hannah Iezzoni! Congratulations, Archie and Hannah!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our March Section meeting that will be held on Thursday, March 9th. Registration for the event is posted on our website and e-blasts. March’s topic will be on the Chestnut Street Bridge Reconstruction Project, SR 0003, Section CHI., presented by Jessica Rehrig (Alfred Benesch) and Monica Harrower (PennDOT District 6-0 Cultural Resources).

Looking ahead to our April Joint Tech Group Section meeting, we will be returning to our first in-person April meeting in 3 years on April 13th at Villanova. Our Tech Groups are finalizing their speakers and presentations. We will also be recognizing our Past ASCE Section Presidents and the 2023 Life Members, as has been tradition prior to COVID. Keep an eye out for more information in our Section e-blast, newsletter, and on our website.

If you have an interest in being a part of the Section’s governance, now is the time to put your name in the hat! In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Section, I will be appointing a Nominating Committee to recommend a slate of officers for all Section elective offices for the 2023-24 administrative year.  The positions which will be open for nominees this upcoming year are President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Membership Secretary, and at least three Director positions.

Please feel free to nominate yourself or a colleague if you are interested in serving the Section in one of these capacities. Nominations should be submitted to Section Vice President Jesse Gormley ([email protected] com) by March 17th.

I hope everyone is getting ready for spring, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our March Section Meeting!



Mohamed A. Elghawy, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section

[email protected] | 484-363-2472