Fall is here! – and that means football, family, and lots of ASCE action! As we start preparing ourselves for the upcoming holiday season, I’d like to remind our membership that ASCE Austin Branch is working hard to give civil engineers the opportunity to give back to the community. As always, check out our website and calendar for a full listing of events. Here are just a few ways to contribute:
Capital Area Food Bank: We are collecting contributions during the November and December Branch meetings. Be on the lookout for donation boxes at each table or donate using your credit card at the registration table.
Student Outreach – Engineering Blitz! We are committed to providing volunteers for our annual K-12 STEM outreach event at Kealing Middle School on November 13th and 14th. Come and help students learn about engineering while competing in fun bridge and tower activities.
The Texas Section is looking for officer nominations for the 2020-2021 state level board and the deadline has been extended to November 15th. This is a great opportunity for a leadership position within our organization, so please reach out to me if you are interested and would like the support of our Branch.
Do you know a Branch member who has distinguished themselves in their service to the profession, the Branch, and the community? Nominate them for the 2020 Civil Engineer of the Year Award to be presented during the Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ banquet in February. Look for nomination forms on our website.
If you have not renewed for 2020, take the time to complete the membership process. Encourage your peers to join ASCE as a way to stay plugged into the profession. Remember that in most cases, individuals nominated for Branch awards and scholarships must be current ASCE members. If you’re not feeling the benefits behind membership, let us know – we’re here to help you get plugged in!
Are you looking for additional ways to be more active in ASCE, get involved and stay connected in 2020? Get a head start and jump in now! There are a lot of great opportunities that fit into every schedule and interest level and we'd love to have you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at me at (512) 203-8767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing you at the next Austin Branch luncheon.
Travis S. Isaacson, P.E.