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ASCE Philadelphia Section Student Scholarship

The Section offers two distinct scholarships annually:
     1. ASCE Philadelphia Section Student Scholarship
     2. ASCE Philadelphia Section Member Scholarship
Applications (including recommendations) must be submitted by Saturday, April 6th, 2024 to Scholarship Committee Chair Dani Schroeder ( More information can be found on our awards page.

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 - May 2023




So here we are at the end of the 2022-2023 ASCE year, and I feel like I just finished writing my first message when the Phillies were in the World Series and the Eagles started their Super Bowl run. Just like our favorite sports teams, there were a lot of memorable moments to reflect that our Section was able to accomplish this year.

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who attended our last technical Section meeting on April 13th. It was our largest attended event of the year with 118 registrants and the first time since 2019 that we were able to hold this event at the Inn at Villanova. We had 3 great presentations hosted by our tech groups, DVGI, SEI and T&DI/Construction. A special thank you to our speakers: Jason Fuller (HDR), John Volk (AECOM), Monica Trudeau (PIDC), Angelo Waters (Urban) and Megan Clayton (Pennoni) for taking the time to present their topics. We recognized our Past Presidents and 25 new Life Members! I also chaired my final ASCE Board meeting as President of the Philadelphia Section, and while it is a little bittersweet –– I’m reminded again of my favorite quote as I reflect on all of the amazing things that our Section has accomplished this year:

“You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been”

~Maya Angelou

This year’s main focus was to re-establish normalcy in a post-pandemic world with our Section events. While we did try to bring back some of the traditional things we love about the Philadelphia Section for the past 109 years, we also tried to apply some of the lessons we learned from the pandemic, such as the QR codes and automatic PDHs, and uploading the Section presentations to our Virtual Library, which are free to for our ASCE Philadelphia Section Members! It’s probably best to list out all of the things our Section was able to accomplish this year:

  • 3 ASCE Section Monthly Meetings, featuring our Student Chapters at Maggiano’s
  • Our first DE&I technical presentation – Adversity in the Workplace
  • Continued DE&I focus highlighting all the diverse holidays and national recognitions happening each month and inclusion of pronouns on name badges.
  • Multi-Technical Meeting at the Inn at Villanova
  • Villanova Urban Stormwater Partner Symposium
  • 2022 ASCE PA Report Card & Mural Dedication Joint Release at Jefferson Station
  • Multi-Society Meeting at Bala Country Club featuring Conshohocken Brewery
  • YMF Winter Social
  • ASCE Brochure released
  • DVGI, SEI, EWR, Construction and TD&I Technical Webinars & In-Person Events
  • Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year, Archie Filshill 
  • Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year, Hannah Iezzoni
  • Mid-Atlantic East ASCE Student Symposium hosted  by Villanova & Temple Universities
  • YMF Critical Issues Seminar

I could not end my last presidential message without thanking my incredible Section Board and board volunteers. You all take time out of your days, and often times nights and weekends, to make our Section run seemingly effortless. I encourage those reading this to check out who these Officers, Directors, Appointees and Honorary Members are by checking them out on our website. These are the folks you can reach out to say thanks and express any ideas on how to make our Section even better next year and beyond!

I am looking forward to our last event of the season, our Annual Spring Social! We will be hosting the event at the Down Town Club at 600 Chestnut Street on May 4th (May the 4th be with you!), where we will recognize our Section Scholarship Winners, Delaware Science Fair Winners, Section Awardees and inducting the 2023-2024 Section Board. This will be more of traditional style Spring Social, for those that remember the pre-pandemic days. This will be my last night as Section President, and I am excited to be able to introduce and pass off the gavel to Joseph Natale, the 2023-2024 ASCE Section President. As the Mandalorians say, “This is the Way!”

Thank you again for all of the support of our sponsors and membership this past year. We look forward to your continued support in the 2023 – 2024 year.


Mohamed A. Elghawy, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section

[email protected] | 484-363-2472