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I am happy to announce that Greg Henk, PE, a life member, will be joining the Orange County (OC) Branch as Secretary. I am not sure if the OC Branch has had a life member as a board member in the past. We are excited about the new opportunities Greg will create with engaging more of our members. He has already started a community service program at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and is leading a group of civil engineers in running the Ragnar SoCal Relay Race in April. We look forward to Greg bringing a new perspective to the board.
On Wednesday, February 18 2015, ASCE OC celebrated their annual awards night at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. Over 200 people were in attendance as we honored outstanding individuals and projects for 2014. A total of 35 awards were given out, including 21 project awards and 14 individual awards.
Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC! We look forward to getting to know you and hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.
An exciting new program from ASCE Government Relations, the Federal Advocacy Captains, was recently launched this year. This new program recruited active ASCE advocates to serve as "citizen lobbyists" and liaisons between ASCE Government Relations staff and their federal elected officials.
With the increasing interconnectivity of the global market, firms are reaching across borders to take advantage of business opportunities made possible through ease of communication and travel. Business practices in other countries are based on different traditions and cultural norms and, sometimes, what is acceptable, or even expected in another country may be illegal for a U.S. business. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a federal statute aimed at preventing U.S. companies from gaining an unfair advantage in their business dealings outside of the U.S., and it is enforced by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF) will be held at the Orange County Fairgrounds again this year in April. More volunteers are needed than ever before as OCSEF has associated with the Imaginology Fair. We are seeking volunteers daily from April 21st-26th (Tuesday-Sunday).
The Orange County ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) was created just last year to provide a resource and social environment for civil/structural engineers in Orange County of all disciplines (bridges, buildings and other civil structures). During February we celebrated “e-week,” a nationwide celebration of engineering. Engineers across the nation were reaching out to students to give a first glimpse of the potential of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)… maybe even combining art into the mix (see STEAM movement for engineering innovation).
At the Orange County Branch EWRI February Luncheon, presenters from Michael Baker International presented the use of 3D animation to convey advanced hydraulic modeling results. Two case studies were used as examples to verify the use of 3D animation.
A brunch will be held in honor of those members who have advanced to Life Member status in the society and in recognition of their career achievements on March 7, 2015. We are featuring the bios and recognizing the Orange County inductees this month.
The American Society of Civil Engineers OC Branch Continuing Education Committee and Geo-Institute invite you to attend our upcoming seminar.
The ASCE OC Board of Directors has added a new section to the Newsletter for 2015 - Career Center! If you're looking for a career opportunity, or know someone who is, check out this section for local companies that are hiring.
Find out what ASCE OC's Cal State University, Long Beach Student Group has been up to through their newsletter.
THe ASCE OC Board of Directors was pleased to receive a "Thank You" note from the UCI Student Group.