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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!


Our 2022 Section Awards Program is now open for nominations.  These allow us to recognize Section members and others for their contributions to the Civil Engineering profession.  All awards will be presented at the Spring Social in May (date to be determined, with updates on this to be provided in coming issues of The News).

We encourage you to submit nominations for those deserving individuals who should be recognized for their various contributions, achievements, and career milestones, appropriately.  There are a total of 14 awards available for various specialty areas and citations.  Nominations must be received by Friday, January 28.  More information is provided in the January edition of The News as well as on our Awards Page.


2022 ASCE Philadelphia Section Annual Scholarship

ASCE Philadelphia Section Student Scholarship

A minimum of one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Section to a civil engineering student matriculating in a full-time Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering program at one of the Philadelphia Sections five Student Chapters: Drexel University, Swarthmore College, Temple University, Villanova University, or Widener University. The applicant must be an active ASCE Student Member. See our Flyer for additional details.

ASCE Philadelphia Section Member Scholarship

A minimum of one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Section to a civil engineering student who is the child of an active Philadelphia Section member. All children of active Philadelphia Section members matriculated in any full-time Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering program at an accredited college or university are eligible. See our Flyer for additional details.

Applications (including recommendations) must be submitted by February 25, 2022 to Scott Cepietz ([email protected])

All scholarship winners will be recognized as the Section’s guests at the March 2022 Section meeting.

We encourage all eligible students to apply. Good luck!

2022 DVGI Scholarship and Student Night Presentations

DVGI is now accepting applications for their 2022 Scholarship and Student Night Presentations. For scholarship eligibility, applicants must be full-time students working toward a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in the field of the geo-sciences. Details can be found on the DVGI Students/Scholarship Website. The applications must be received by February 1, 2022 for consideration. The presentations will occur and student scholarships will be awarded at this year’s DVGI Student Night, scheduled for March 29, 2022.

If there are any questions, please contact [email protected].


House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

This past November 5th 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. Passage of this five-year bill proves once again that the country can lead with infrastructure.  

With this legislation, the federal government will restore their 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 cancelled 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, some are no longer. This season, we have begun our 29th year of the Section Sponsorship program. Thus far, 12 companies have committed to be participate for 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 fee comes 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.

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President's Message - January 2022





Hope everyone has been enjoying this holiday season spending time with friends and family!

The Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia (ECP) held its virtual Multi-Society meeting on December 16.  Hope you were able to tune in!  Deborah (Deb) Grubbe did a great job presenting on Ethical Practice.  She was able to present to a wide variety of engineers and share ideas of how to act in a difficult situation.  Deb ended with a very engaging Q&A session with everyone who listened in.

We invite everyone to register for our joint virtual meeting with ASHE Delaware Valley on Wednesday, January 19.  Registration will be posted on our website and shared in our e-blast in the beginning of the New Year.  

Following our joint meeting with ASHE Delaware Valley in January, we are excited to participate in Engineers Week Events starting on Thursday, February17 hosted by the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee.  For our March and April Section meetings, our Board will be meeting in January to evaluate on how we will be moving forward and hope to host these events in person!

I also wanted to share other initiatives our Section is working on.  Keep an eye out for updates in the coming year:

  • Unveil the ASCE Mural
  • A new National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia 
  • Continue to expand our Diversity & Inclusion focused programs
  • Continue to provide additional technical and outreach programming
  • 2022 ASCE PA Report Card Release (if interested in volunteering see info below)

If you are interested in being a volunteer for the 2022 ASCE PA Report Card, please reach out to our co-chairs David DiGioia ([email protected]) and Michelle Madzelan ([email protected]).

I hope everyone has a great Holiday Season and “see” everyone at the joint virtual meeting with ASHE Delaware Valley in January!



Briana Pampuch, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section

[email protected] | 215-491-6548