February 2015 Newsletter
~~ASCE Fox River Valley Branch Newsletter February 2015
First of all please accept an apology from the Fox River Valley Branch Board of directors. We have been having difficulties arranging monthly meetings. It’s not because of a lack of trying as all of us are attempting to find places to tour, speakers to give presentations and such. We have had contacts that did not get back to us, or wouldn’t set a date and if we can’t set a date, we can’t schedule a meeting. We are working on getting something scheduled for later in March, April and May. Look for future meeting announcements.
There are still attempting to get some things going for the near future. The secretary/treasurer and president have set up a new bank account with a new bank. We are also in the process of aligning with our fellow Wisconsin branches and setting up a new registration system using pay pal and online registration. We are also going to send out a survey to our members to help serve you better. Your participation in this survey would greatly help our chapter, so please consider completing the survey when you get notification of taking it. It will not be very long, under 10 questions, including comments.
The annual Engineering open house, held at NWTC within their engineering technology center was on Thursday, February 26th at 5 PM. They made delicious booyah and had refreshments available. Andrew Schultz and Ryan Trzinski joined me at the ASCE table and we gave out almost all of the folders I had to students and their parents who were interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering. It was a very successful and enjoyable night.
The next event is the spring technical conference this year, which will be in Lacrosse next Thursday, March 12th. If you didn’t get an email regarding this conference, please send me an email and I would be happy to forward you the information.
There will also be a national conference for the ASCE/AEI section in Milwaukee (near MSOE) this year. The details can be found on the conferences tab of www.asce.org. It starts on Tuesday, March 24th and runs through Friday, March 27th. There is a possible 16 pdh credits that can be earned. There is also daily admittance if you do not choose to attend the entire conference. Registration is online.
The Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers is also hosting a 2015 WSPE Discovery Conference on May 27th and 28th. Check out the website for more details. www.wspe.org/discovery.shtml