Orange County Branch Newsletter

May 2015

Secretary's Column

How I Spent My First Month as ASCE OC's Board of Directors Secretary



Greg Henk, PE

It’s been a busy first month as your Branch Secretary.  I had the opportunity to participate in some K-12 activities including STEM, the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair, the National Academic Decathlon (held in OC), and Santa Ana School District’s AISS program.

2015 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
 
2015 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
 
2015 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
National Academic Decathlon
 

I’ve also attended a number of luncheons including Life Member Forum, Sustainability Seminar and Transportation Panel.  I enjoyed running in the nearly 200 mile Ragnar Relay Race as captain of the ASCE-OC's 12 person team.

 

The Safari Park Bridges outreach project continues to progress - we are looking for a lead structural engineer for this project (fairly basic bridge railing design).  And, in seeking potential additional local community outreach projects, I’ve contacted a number of SoCal Native American Tribes regarding potential civil engineering design efforts on their reservations. I’ve contacted Rails-to-Trails and SoCal National Forests to see if they have a need for design services for needed Civil Engineering projects - all in cooperation with Engineers Without Boarders - OC.

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