UAA Professional Development Seminars
UAA Friday Seminars have resumed. Seminars are held Fridays from 11:45 to 12:45 at 2900 Spirit Drive, Room 211. Virtual attendance is also available. Visit UAA's Friday Seminar webpage for more information.
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.
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.
E-Week Committee Members
Planning for E-Week has begun, and we are seeking volunteers to fill (1) Marketing and (2) Website Management roles on the E-Week Planning Committee. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Iain McPherson at IainMcPherson@KinneyEng.com to see how you can get involved.
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 Patricia Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAY Grant Mentorship Program
The Student Transition Activity (STAY) Grant aims to forge and foster relationships between ASCE student and professional members. Toward this effort, the Anchorage Branch is developing a mentorship program to connect engineering students with ASCE professionals in the community. ASCE mentors would provide a resource to students, introducing them to the “real world” of professional engineering, ASCE professional membership, job searching, etc.
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.
Available chair positions include the following:
Support membership value and promotes membership and recruitment, retention and recognition
- Nominations (Autumn position)
Coordinates selection of the ASCE Branch Civil Engineer of the Year and Project of the Year
- Program Committee
Coordinates speakers and presentations for society meetings
- History and Heritage
Research and provide historical facts and information to update the ASCE Anchorage website