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E-News from the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - April 16, 2014

04/16/14

IN THIS ISSUE

CLUB NEWS

CLUB EVENTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AFFILIATE SOCIETY AND PARTNER NEWS AND EVENTS

OTHER INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS
April 25 - May 3: Philadelphia Science Festival
April 29: Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge
April 30:
Maintaining And Modernizing Infrastructure - ASCE-YMF Critical Issues Seminar
May 3: Science Carnival on the Parkway, Philadelphia Science Festival
May 6: Affiliate Society Leadership Summit
May 29: George Washington Medal Presentation to Krishna P. SIngh
June 19: Stephen Ayers, the Architect of the Capitol (preceded by a brief Club Annual Meeting)

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CLUB NEWS

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ECP BOOTH AT SCIENCE CARNIVAL ON THE PARKWAY
For the fourth year, we will be sponsoring a booth this year at the Science Carnival on the Parkway, the culminating event of the Philadelphia Science Festival. The Carnival is a highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for exchange between children, teens, families and local scientists/engineers! This all-day affair will take place Saturday May 3, 2014. Our goal is to provide family-oriented science entertainment with a hands-on activity or an interactive demonstration to get kids excited about engineering! This is a great outreach opportunity to interact with kids and teens of all ages.


We have received a good response from a number of local societies, but continue looking for additional participants to volunteer and join us as a society or as individuals at our booth. If participating as a society, we can incorporate signage that includes the name of your society. Volunteers can either be there all day or take a specific time slot when they are available. If you don’t wish to participate as a society, please make this information available to your members who may want to assist for part of the day or have suggestions or activities they would like to contribute.

Our booth is “What Do Engineers Do?” The Carnival and the Science Festival’s purpose is to offer something for everyone in hopes of sparking interest and involvement in the sciences so we are hoping to get a broad range of volunteers. If you are interested in participating or have any questions before making your decision feel free to contact Emily Scholl.

The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration that brings together nine exciting days, April 25-May 3, filled with events that showcase science and technology in everyday life. With 175 of the region‟s most influential institutions, museums and cultural centers working together, the Festival aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by exploring the many ways that science and technology touch our everyday lives. Presented by The Dow Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute, the Festival packs more than 100 events into nine exciting days at locations across the region, including restaurants, parks, breweries, libraries, museums and other neighborhood places, many of them free!
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ENGINEERS' CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
We welcome Fleisher Forensics
as a new Sponsor Corporate Member of the Club. Fleisher Forensics specializes in Construction, Highway, Premises, Products, and Professional Liability evaluations with expertise in accident reconstruction, construction accidents and claims, walkway surfaces, storm water management, regulations, codes, safety, standards, testing, failure analysis, and research.  Their experts include registered architects and civil, structural, mechanical, metallurgical and materials engineers, and chemists.   More information

We also welcome
Charles DiCello, PE, HAKS as a new Individual member.

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

SCHUYLKILL RIVER PARKS CONNECTOR BRIDGE - April 29
The Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia has teamed with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction and Transportation & Urban Development Technical Groups on a presentation on the Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge.  The lunch meeting will be Tuesday, April 29 at Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia.  Joseph R. Syrnick, PE, PLS and Lane B. Fike, PE will discuss the design process and construction details of the award-winning Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge over the CSX Railroad. This multi-purpose trail bridge links Schuylkill Banks to Schuylkill River Park and the adjacent Fitler Square neighborhood. Download the flyer for more information, including fees and RSVP details. More Information.
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AFFILIATE SOCIETY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT- May 6
The next semi-annual Affiliate Society Leadership Summit will be held Tuesday, May 6. The leadership of all the engineering-related technical societies in the Greater Philadelphia area are welcome to attend this summit. Discussion topics will include December Multi-Society Meeting Speaker Topics, Connecting Engineer Mentors with Groups Looking For Them, Student / Public Outreach Activities During Engineers Week,and Membership Recruitment Tips and Techniques. Download the invitation flyer, with details and RSVP information.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON MEDAL PRESENTATION TO KRISHNA P. SINGH - May 29
Join the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia in recognizing the contributions that Krishna P. Singh, PhD, PE has made to the engineering profession with the presentation of the George Washington Medal at a May 29 luncheon. The Luncheon will be at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, beginning at 11:30 am with a cash bar and networking, followed by the luncheon at noon, and the presentation and remarks at 1:00 pm. Click here for online reservations. Click here for a flyer. More Information
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STEPHEN AYERS, ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL - SAVE THE DATE - June 19
The Club will be hosting a presentation by Stephen Ayers, the Architect of the (U.S.) Capitol on Thursday, June 19. There will be a cash bar / networking and dinner, followed by the presentation. Prior to the networking period, the Club will hold its (brief) Annual Meeting. More Information
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ENGINEERING ETHICS SYMPOSIUM: FOUNDATIONS, CODES, AND DISCUSSION
Many situations are clear as to the appropriate ethical considerations; it’s the “gray areas” that can be the most problematic. This interactive symposium is designed to provide a background and basis for ethical behavior, review the codes of ethics of various engineering societies, and discuss real life examples of ethical dilemmas. This course will be held twice, on April 22 and April 25, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. This will satisfy New Jersey's PE renewal requirement for 2 PDHs in ethics (renewal due April 30). Online Reservation. Download flyer for more information
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AFFILIATE SOCIETY AND PARTNER NEWS AND EVENTS

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE AWARDS WEEK
A legacy spanning nearly three centuries, the Franklin Institute Awards are among the most well-regarded and prestigious international awards in existence. Recognizing global breakthroughs in science and technology, and extraordinary business leadership, the Awards Program makes science accessible and relevant to the lives of everyone and is instrumental in inspiring the next generation of great scientists and engineers. The Franklin Institute has named nine individuals who will be recognized and celebrated for their extraordinary contributions during the Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014. There will be additional events during Awards Week including several symposia where you can meet the laureates and other esteemed engineers and scientists.   More information.
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MAINTAINING AND MODERNIZING INFRASTRUCTURE - ASCE-YMF CRITICAL ISSUES SEMINAR
The Critical Issues Seminar is an annual panelist-led discussion focusing on a key issue facing the engineering community in and around the Philadelphia region, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers Philadelphia Section Younger Member Forum. At this year’s seminar, “Maintaining and Modernizing Infrastructure”, listen as the distinguished panelists discuss continuing investments in infrastructure and learn ways to educate both the public and politicians on the need for infrastructure investment. The seminar will be held Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia.  There will be a Happy Hour from 5:00-6:00 pm with the seminar from 6:00-7:30 pm. Attendance is FREE! Appetizers will be provided free of charge; but you still need to register, as space is limited. Download the flyer for more details, including contact and RSVP information.  This seminar is worth 1 PDH. More information.
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PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
As noted above, the Philadelphia Science Festival is fast approaching. There are over 100 events scattered around the City throughout the nine days of the festival. The Festival kicks-off with a Rube Goldberg world record attempt at 11:30 am on Friday, April 25 and concludes with the Science Carnival on the Parkway on May 3. In between there are Discovery Days on April 26 at four parks around the City, Neighborhood Science After School events at branches of the Philadelphia Library, and many, many other events covering all aspects of science. Check out the calendar #GetNerdyPhl #PSF2014 @PhilaSciFest
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AFFILIATE SOCIETIES - BROADEN YOUR PR EFFORTS
The Affiliate Society News section is an opportunity for the Affiliate Societies to publicize "out-of-the-ordinary" news items, such as hosting a national annual meeting of your society, a major / national award received by a member, or a major event.  This would not include routine meetings (they can be listed on the Joint Technical Society Calendar), student outreach events or scholarship information that can be posted on the Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia website, or local section awards (they can be recognized as part of the DVEW Affiliate Awards Recognition). We can include calls for nominations for awards that are not limited to members of your society. Send the URL for the information that is on your website to contact@engrclub.org and we will include a link to it (similar to the links below under "Additional Helpful Links") in the E-News.
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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
Speakers Bureau
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