As you know, ASCE strives to provide matchless value to all our members. The San Antonio branch, in endeavoring to meet this goal, has planned a lunch and learn session more convenient to our northern based members. On May 22, we will be hosting a meeting at NBU Service Center, 355 FM 306, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Topic: Blieder's Creek Watershed Restoration
Meeting Time: May 22 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Box Lunch: $20, by WhichWich
Only 40 seats available.
Steve Ramsey, PE, RPLS, is currently the Public Works Director for the City of New Braunfels where he is involved in the day to day management of solid waste operations, engineering support, streets and drainage, facilities maintenance and watershed management.
Steve grew up in Seguin while his father worked with the Soil Conservation Service mapping soils in the New Braunfels and Seguin area. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from St. Mary's University in Engineering Administration. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Registered Public Land Surveyor. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, National and Texas Societies of Professional Engineers, Texas Floodplain Management Association and the Texas Water Conservation Association.
In January 2014, the Committee on Sustainability (COS) emailed ASCE Section and Branch Presidents asking them to identify local Sustainability Leaders. These individuals along with already established Section, Branch and ASCE Sustainability Committee Liaisons met in Atlanta in February. It was a very productive and engaging workshop with over 20 representatives from all over the country. Each participant presented their local experiences and ideas with the larger COS group. Participants provided a written report and a PowerPoint presentation that has been compiled into a report. This information will feed into a major task of developing program content for a subsequent workshop on "Engineers as Sustainability Leaders at the Community Level" to be held at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, (ISCI 2014) November 6-8, 2014 in Long Beach, California.
The COS Working Group members and other ASCE sustainability leadership attendees who met in Atlanta are encouraged to participate in the ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) in Long Beach, California. As part of the ASCE COS plan, the Strategic Communications Committee of the COS is establishing a National Sustainability Strategy Working Group for Sections, Branches, and Institutes.
The ASCE Committee on Sustainability (COS) will hold a face-to-face meeting in Long Beach on Wednesday, November 5, 2014; Working Group members are welcome to attend. Working Group members and ASCE sustainability leadership individuals are required to register for and participate in the ICSI 2014 Conference. Interactions and enhanced understanding from ICSI technical sessions will help Working Group members and ASCE sustainability leaders facilitate a workshop on the afternoon of November 8th immediately following the conference.
In January, the UTSA student chapter of ASCE won first place, for the second year in a row, at the Texas-Mexico Regional Steel Bridge Competition! They worked hard all year designing and constructing a bridge and now they need your help to represent San Antonio at the National Steel Bridge Competition in Akron, Ohio next month. The students are raising money to send the Steel Bridge team to compete against the top engineering schools in the US. Every dollar counts, please pledge your support here: http://proj.at/1n6wEgu
We are on our way to a record-breaking year and need help getting the team to the National Steel Bridge Competition in Akron, Ohio, this May. We will compete against the top engineering schools in the United States and explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.
The UTSA American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) received its student chapter charter in 1989 and since then has been one of the most active organizations in the College of Engineering. We currently have approximately 80 active student members. We promote interest and participation in civil and environmental engineering through interaction with professionals and faculty as well as involvement in student team competitions.
ASCE actively participates in hands-on projects, such as steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions, which encourage student members to work as a team to design and construct a finished product to compete against other university chapters. This first-hand experience with project based organization provides an opportunity to develop important skills before entering the professional world.