2018-2019 ASCE Austin Scholarship Program

Announcing the 2018-2019 ASCE Austin Scholarship Program!

The Austin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASCE Younger Member’s Forum are proud to announce the availability of two (2) scholarships in the following amounts: one at $2,000 and one at $1,000. Scholarships will be awarded to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (graduating in May 2019 or later) who meet the application requirements:

  • University of Texas at Austin student registered for the Fall 2018 semester.

  • Civil Engineering Major currently classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior. Seniors graduating in the spring of 2018 are not eligible.

  • Membership and active participation in the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin.

Applications must be received by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, November 16, 2018. Please submit your completed and signed application form and written statement to the Engineering Scholarship Program, EER 2.848.

Recipients will be notified of their selection by December 21, 2018 and are invited to attend the following Austin ASCE Branch meeting in January of 2019 to be recognized by the Branch and receive your scholarship funds.

Click here to view and download the application packet.

Please direct questions to:

ASCE Austin Branch Scholarship Committee Chair
MD Moazzem Hossain, PE, CFM
City of Bee Cave, 512.767.6615
MHossain@beecavetexas.gov

October Branch Announcements

Central Texas Food Bank Donations

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ASCE Austin Branch has proudly supported the Central Texas Food Bank for years now.  Hunger affects people from all walks of life. Working families, retired seniors on fixed incomes, grandparents with custody of grandchildren, the chronically ill and the disabled all turn to the Food Bank for help in emergencies or as part of their regular meal planning.  The Central Texas Food Bank has been at the front line of hunger relief with the help of Partner Agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Together, they provided more than 45 million pounds of food to families in need during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the largest amount distributed since the organization’s establishment in 1982, when only 330,000 pounds of food was provided.  For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can turn that into 12 meals. 

There will be donation boxes on tables for the October and November luncheons.

 

Awards Season

It’s the time of year to reflect on the many accomplishments of yourself and those around you.  We are currently soliciting nominations for the following awards.

  • 2019 ASCE Austin Branch Civil Engineer of the Year

    • We have had the privilege of recognizing great engineers in our community for 20 years!  If you know someone you feel would be a good candidate for this award or would like additional details, see article below, contact Garabed Harutunian and/or visit our website at www.austinasce.org.

  • ·2019 Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award

    • The Texas OCEA Award may be given on an annual basis to a completed project, built and/or designed in Texas, that demonstrates the greatest contribution to civil engineering progress and to society. Additional information can be found here.

    • The deadline to submit a nomination is October 31, 2018

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Get Involved

We always encourage our members to get more involved in the branch on whatever level they feel compelled.  We are currently seeking folks to help us out with the following.  If any of these sound like something you may be interested in, please contact Kacey Paul at kpaul.pe@gmail.com.

  • Social Outreach Committee chair and members

  • Scholarship Committee members

  • Public Relations and Community Outreach Committee members

  • E-Week/Student Outreach Committee members

  • Continuing Education Committee members

  • Government Relations Committee members

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2019 Engineer of the Year

Do you know an ASCE Austin Branch member who has brought significant value and had a major impact on you or on others in our industry? If you do, please nominate them for the ASCE Austin Branch Civil Engineer of the Year award!

 This award has been an Austin ASCE Branch tradition since fall of 1999 when the Austin ASCE Branch Board of Directors established the Branch Civil Engineer of the Year Award. This award is to be presented to a Branch Member who has distinguished themselves in the fields of service to the Civil Engineering profession, awards received, education, service to the Branch, service to the community, service to the student ASCE Chapter, etc. The award is presented during TSPE's Engineers Week Banquet in February 2019.

Nomination forms will be available at the November and December branch meetings and also at the link below. You can also contact Garabed Harutunian at gharutunian@austin.rr.com if you have any questions. This year the nomination submittal package is due by Friday, January 15, 2019.

Click here for application for 2019 ASCE Austin Branch Civil Engineering.

See list of past winners here.