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E-News from the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - November 14, 2013

11/14/13

IN THIS ISSUE

CLUB NEWS

CLUB EVENTS

PARTNER EVENTS

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
November 20-22: GreenBuild 2013
December 9: Multi-Society Meeting (1 PDH)
December 12: A Geologic Perspective on Stormwater Infiltration (I PDH)
January: Drexel University Gerri LeBow School of Business Building (Presentaiton and Tour) (1 PDH)
February 14: DVEW Awards Luncheon
February 18: DVEW Young Engineers Social
February 20: DVEW Celebration of Engineering Reception

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CLUB NEWS

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
IT’S COMING!!!  What’s coming?  Well for the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia and the region, there is a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on. Not in the Chicken Little sense – the sky is not falling, well not all of it anyway. In the near term (temporal) realm, ECP’s annual Multi-Society meeting will be held on Monday, December 9th at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel at Broad and Locust Streets in sunny downtown Philadelphia. And we knew that it is always sunny in Philadelphia! The program for the evening is a behind the scenes look at the recently completed US Open held this past summer at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. (just west of Philadelphia). And while golf is often perceived as a pastoral pastime that gives you a chance to exercise and commune with nature in quiet contemplation, the process of executing such an event is a lot more complicated than getting a bunch of guys to take a walk in the woods carrying skinny sticks and wearing colorful clothes. So if you ever wanted to know ‘how do they do that’, this is your chance. Continue reading

SUZETTE M. SCHULTZ NAMED 2014 DELAWARE VALLEY ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
On November 12, delegates of the engineering and technical societies of the Delaware Valley and past Engineers of the Year met at PECO to elect the 2014 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year. After nominating remarks from representatives of their respective societies and a video of each candidate responding to: “Please discuss what you attribute most to becoming a leader in your respective field and what advice can you give to other engineers that aspire to become leaders?” After the ballots had been cast, Suzette M. Schultz, Senior Operations Project Manager for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, was declared the 2014 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year. She had been nominated by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Delaware Valley Chapter. More information

DELAWARE VALLEY ENGINEERS WEEK AWARDS CALLS FOR NOMINATION -
The Engineers' Club of Philadelphia is soliciting nominations for various professional, collegiate and secondary school awards to be presented as part of Delaware Valley Engineers Week. Nominations for Young Engineer of the Year, Hall of Fame, and Outstanding Service Awards, as well as the collegiate awards, are due November 18. Nominations for the secondary school student and teacher awards are due December 9.  Information on affiliate society awards to be recognized is due January 15. All the award recipients will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on February 14, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia.  More information

DELAWARE VALLEY ENGINEERS WEEK SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
Show your Engineering Pride!  The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is proud to continue the tradition of celebrations during the 2014 Delaware Valley Engineers Week (DVEW).  It is only through your support, sponsorship and participation, that the many local activities are a tremendous success during this week of national recognition. Don’t delay; join many of your engineering friends and peers across the region in all engineering disciplines by making your contributions in time and sponsorship for another fantastic Delaware Valley Engineers Week. Click here for the sponsorship flyer. More information

ENGINEERS' CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
A new feature of the E-News will be the welcoming of new individual members of the Club.  We have been noting new corporate members and want to do the same for individuals.  We welcome the following new Individual, Younger Member, and Student Members since July 1.
Wayne Barnett
Floyd Barnett III
Pat Breen
Daniel H Broughton
Matt T Conway
Robert Crawford Ph.D.
Munah K Gwyan
Jeremy D Heilman
Toby J Kessler P.G.
Cheau-Erl Lam EIT
Jeffrey LaSalle PE
Ryan J Market
Sameer Raheja
Marcella Stokes
Michael J Thomas PE
Darrell Wilder
Junius D Zoegar II

We also welcome the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Property as an Agency Partner.

Click here for more information on Club membership and a complete list of our corporate members and agency partners.

 

CLUB EVENTS

MULTI-SOCIETY MEETING  – December 9
Join the Engineers’ Club and our partner societies at the annual Multi-Society Dinner Meeting on December 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Philadelphia. This is a good opportunity to kick off the holiday seasonby networking with engineers and other professionals that you might not normally see at your society meetings. The presentation on the US Open at Merion will discuss the myriad issues related to holding the a major golf tournament at an older, smaller course surrounded by a residential area and limited roadway access. Presenters include: Jamie Simmons, Manager of Technical and News Operations NBC 10: broadcast challenges; and Larry Howard, Officer and John Viola, Deputy Chief, Haverford Township Police Department: Township logistics, event management, and coordination with USGA, Merion Golf Club, and other local and state officials. We expect this presentation to satisfy the requirements for one PDH for PA and NJ professional engineers. More Information

A GEOLOGIC PERSPECTIVE ON STORMWATER INFILTRATION - December 12
The Engineers' Club will be co-sponsoring this lunchtime professional development session on stormwater infiltration with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Eastern Section of PA-DE Chapter and American Water Resources Association, Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section. Understanding the geology of the Philadelphia area and processes involved with groundwater recharge is critical to design of stormwater infiltration facilities.  The session will be Thursday, December 12 at the Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Boulevard, 16th Floor, Room Z, Philadelphia, PA.  Participation in this presentation entitles each attendee to one (1) PDH for PA and NJ professional engineers and (1) CEU for the landscape architects.
More Information and registration

DREXEL UNIVERSITY GERRI LEBOW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS BUILDING (PRESENTATION AND TOUR)
The Club is arranging a tour of Drexel University's Gerri Lebow School of Business for January.  There will be a time for networking, followed by a short overview and technical presentation, and then actual tour. The details are still being worked out; look for more information to come.

DELAWARE VALLEY ENGINEERS WEEK EVENTS ANNOUNCED
The three DVEW events to celebrate Engineers Week are:

Check the links above for more information on each event. Details will be posted as they are available. We also have a page for listing other regional Engineers Week events; if you'd like your event listed, email the Club. More information

PARTNER EVENTS

GREENBUILD 2013 – November 20-22
The Delaware Valley Green Build Council is hosing the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the world’s largest dedicated to green building. DVGBC is using it to help build an international brand for our region built on sustainability and cultural vibrancy. They are convening partners in the economic development, tourism and entertainment, higher education, and sustainability fields to take full advantage of opportunities that will make our region more competitive. Leading up to the conference, DVGBC also wants to ensure that our whole community takes time to recognize over 15 years of individual and collective action that has made us a resilient, thriving region poised for even more success, so we've been putting on a series of Host City Events. They hope that you'll join them as they bring you some of the inspiration, education, and networking that characterize the Greenbuild conference. More information

OTHER INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS
Technical Advisory Council
Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia - Student Outreach Website
- Sparks Philadelphia Looking for Mentors for 7th and 8th grade students.
- Resources for Teachers, STEM Program Providers, and Engineers
- Future City - Mentors and Volunteers Needed
Speakers Bureau