President's Message

I want to thank everyone who attended last month’s Project Awards Banquet. We received a lot of positive feedback and awarded $70,000 in student Golze scholarships. Please join us for a round of golf on October 4 at The Ridge Golf Club in Auburn to help us reach $100,000 to fund next year’s Golze scholarship - more information will be out soon. Also, please consider signing up to join us at the Capital on May 16th for the Region 9 (California) Fly-In and speak with your representative on matters of public policy that civil engineers are particularly suited to champion. Registration will be closing soon.    

This month's highlight:  Capital Branch

Having served as president on the Capital Branch board, I have a direct appreciation for the hard work and commitment this branch provides our membership. This year is no exception.  Current Capital Branch president, Mr. Jai Singh, PE, M. ASCE expressed the following:

“The branch has been actively engaged with the Student Chapters by providing generous funding for the Mid-Pac event.  The branch has also provided funding for 2018 Sacramento Regional Stem Fair and Science Olympiad event for Winston Churchill Middle School.  The Capital Branch has once again made a significant donation to the Golze Scholarship fund.  The Capital Branch continues to solicit speakers to speak on interesting engineering topics during our monthly luncheon.  During the month of April, the Capital Branch hosted Dr. John Parrish of California Geological Survey to speak on the subject of California’s Early Earthquake Warning System.   Stay tuned with Engineerogram for the upcoming luncheon topics this summer. In July 2018, the Capital Branch will host a social event during which the branch will honor ASCE’s life members and collect food cans for the Sacramento food bank.   The Capital branch will continue to provide funding for events such as STEM competitions, Mid-Pac and Golze Scholarship to encourage interest in the younger generation in the field of civil engineering.”     

In past years the Capital Branch has also hosted multiple international conferences with event venues located domestic and abroad; sponsored students and YMF members to attend leadership conferences; and countless other efforts that support our ASCE mission.  The Capital Branch has certainly had a positive impact on our ASCE mission since it’s 1997 inception.  I want to recognize branch secretary Richard Weitzenberg for his commitment to the board and Capital Branch members since the beginning.      

As always, your Sacramento Section Board appreciates all that you do to advance our profession.      

Kind Regards,

Adam J. Killinger, PE, GE
ASCE Sacramento Section President