Learning Opportunities

ASCE Professional Development Hours

Remember that the State of Alaska requires each licensed engineer to complete 24 PDHs every 2 years. That equates to one PDH each month. Luckily for you, ASCE has monthly luncheons that each count as one PDH, making it easy to accrue your required 24. Your lunch receipt serves as your PDH documentation.

Additionally, ASCE members receive the benefit of access to five free one-hour on-demand webinars annually. Learn more at www.asce.org/freepdh.

PE Refresher

Each year members of the ASCE Anchorage Branch volunteer to share their knowledge and experience to help younger engineers prepare for their Principles and Practices Exam. 

PE Refresher Registration Form

Volunteer Opportunities

UAA Student Chapter

The UAA Student Chapter is seeking mentors for the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions, speakers for their meetings, and help with fundraising. If you can help in any of these areas, please contact Student Chapter President David Tatarenko at DSTatarenko@alaska.edu.

Community Engineering Corps

The CEC harnesses the expertise of volunteer engineers to help under-served communities in the United States meet their infrastructure needs and improve each community member's quality of life.

Contact Doug Simon (DSimon@HDLAlaska.com) to learn more about the projects underway and how you can get involved.

Chair an ASCE Committee

ASCE Anchorage Branch is seeking to fill a number of committee chair positions. If you or someone you know may be interested in fulfilling this or other committee chair positions, please contact one of our board members.

We have several chair positions available, among those available positions are the following:

  • PE Refresher Course
    Coordinate the instructors, facilitators, and schedule of the annual ASCE PE Refresher Course

  • UAA Liaison
    Support the UAA Student Chapter and help facilitate speakers, volunteers, and Branch support

  • E-Week
    Coordinate volunteers and organization of Discover-E E-Week events

  • Membership
    Support membership value and promotes membership and recruitment, retention and recognition

  • Nominations (Autumn position)
    Coordinate selection of the ASCE Branch Civil Engineer of the Year and Project of the Year

  • Program Committee
    Coordinate speakers and presentations for society meetings

  • History and Heritage
    Research and provide historical facts and information to update the ASCE Anchorage website

Donation Opportunities

The Anchorage Branch is a supporter of and donor to two Scholarship Funds for Civil Engineering Students at University of Alaska campuses throughout the state. If you want to support one of these funds (described below), you can do so (1) online, (2) by wire transfer, or (3) by check and mail.

  1. Navigate to https://engage.alaska.edu/, select “other”, and type the name of your preferred fund.

  2. Contact the University of Alaska Foundation by dialing 907.450.8030 or emailing foundation@alaska.edu for wire transfer information.

  3. Name your preferred fund and mail your check (payable to “University of Alaska Foundation”) to “University of Alaska Foundation, 2025 Yukon Drive, PO Box 755080, Fairbanks, AK 99775” or to “University of Alaska Foundation, 1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 203, Anchorage, AK 99508”.

Tax ID # 23-7394620


The Amos Joe Alter ASCE Alaska Section Scholarship provides scholarships to students majoring in Civil Engineering at any campus of the University of Alaska, in memory of Joe Alter.


  • Majoring in civil engineering

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • Enrolled full-time

  • An undergraduate student

Preference will be given to ASCE Student Chapter members or to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.


The Dale Nelson Civil Engineering Memorial Scholarship will provide scholarships to civil engineering students at any campus of the University of Alaska, in memory of Dale Nelson.

Fundraising for the endowment of this fund is ongoing, the first scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 school year.


  • Majoring in civil engineering; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • Enrolled full-time

  • Alaska residency

  • Application essay

Preference will be given to ASCE Student Chapter members.

Career Opportunities

The Alaska Department of Labor (AlexSys) and the Alaska Professional Design Council (APDC) provide resources to job seekers. Visit their websites via the following links: