The Community Engineering Corps (CEC) harnesses the expertise of thousands of volunteers by providing pro bono engineering services that address the infrastructure needs of underserved communities. The CEC works collaboratively with communities to design solutions to problems that the community has identified.
Our vision is a country where all communities have the infrastructure they need to thrive regardless of their financial resources.
For more information or to get involved, please contact CEC Chair Doug Simon at DSimon@HDLAlaska.com.
ASCE Alaska Report Card
ASCE Report Cards are being compiled for each state. they grade the state's infrastructure on a scale from A to F. These report cards are used to raise awareness of the need for infrastructure construction, rehabilitation, repairs, and maintenance.
This summer, even Vice President Joe Biden mentioned the ASCE Report Card in a speech discussing the need for an infrastructure bill.
Tor Anderzen is heading up the Alaska Section's efforts on the Alaska ASCE Report Card. If you want to get involved, contact Tor Anderzen at TJAnderz@mtu.edu.
The Younger Member Forum (YMF) is a sub-group of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). YMF is a society with a mission to offer opportunities to network with peers, learn more about civil engineering, participate in community and K-12 outreach, facilitate the transition of engineering students to young professionals, and provide recognition and encourage the full professional development of Younger ASCE Members.
For more information, please visit the YMF webpage at http://www.anchorageymf.org/.
UAA Student Chapter
UAA ASCE membership provides a unique experience and allows students an opportunity to develop lasting relationships with fellow students and faculty. The chapter competes with other regional schools for best steel bridge design and concrete canoe design. In addition to these and many other activities, ASCE holds bi-weekly meetings and invites professional speakers to attend. These speakers come to inform students of the latest trends in the working industry and share their knowledge and personal experiences. These speakers provide valuable contacts and information for future employment opportunities.
UAA ASCE also provides students with the opportunity to become involved in community service and to participate in events aimed at increasing public awareness of the civil engineering profession. Events during Engineers Week (E-Week) give students the opportunity to demonstrate engineering projects and principles and to provide engineering related activities for children. All civil engineering students are welcome to participate in ASCE. Friendships and business contacts gained through involvement with ASCE enhances students' experiences at UAA and assists in their future career development.
For more information, please visit the UAA ASCE Student Chapter website at https://uaa.collegiatelink.net/organization/american-society-of-civil-engineers-asce-.
Order of the Engineer
The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.
The first ceremony was held on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University. Since then, similar ceremonies have been held across the United States at which graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring.
The Order is not a membership organization. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong. The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth. The Obligation of the Order of the Engineer is similar to the Canadian “Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer” initiated there in 1926.
More information about the Order of the Engineer can be found at the following link: http://www.asce.org/uploadedFiles/Leadership_Training_-_New/FAQs.pdf.