President's Message 

For the month of February, I want to focus on four main points: 
1) Volunteer Opportunities 
2)  Dream Big IMAX Movie 
3) Golze Scholarship Program
4) ASCE Conferences


Volunteer Opportunities:

This month, Sacramento Section members can participate in numerous activities by: helping with a Resume Workshop at Chico State,  welcoming K thru 12 students at the Dream Big showing (see below), becoming a competition judge at the annual 2017 MidPAC conference and/or joining the Infrastructure Report Card team by helping evaluate the state of our regions infrastructure status. 

Dream Big IMAX Movie

During Engineer’s Week, on February 23, the ASCE Sacramento Section will sponsor the debut of Dream Big, an IMAX movie created by ASCE. Before the showing, open to K thru 12 students, there will be fun activities, networking opportunities and information booths from 5:30 - 7. We will need volunteers to help welcome these students, if you are able, please contact Guy Hopes at guy.hopes@erm.com. Tickets to the showing must be purchased in advanced, please click here to register

My words cannot do this film justice, so I’ll simply provide a link to watch the trailer and an excerpt from the Dream Big website: "All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow."

Golze Scholarship:

The impact of the Golze Scholarship program within the region is tremendous and made possible with the generous support from our members. The Golze committee’s goal is 100% participation from the Sacramento Section; any dollar amount will be greatly appreciated. I thank those that continue to, and those that will, support this noble effort. The deadline for students to register for the Golze Scholarship has been extended until Saturday, February 11. We are hoping to break our record of 17 winners from last year. Please click here to make a donation online or send your donation to ASCE Sacramento Section, PO Box 2402, Granite Bay, CA 95746. 

ASCE Conferences:

ASCE provides leadership, training, and resources to help each chapter thrive.  Last January 13-15, over 30 engineers from the Sacramento Section attended the Multi Regional Leadership Conference in Los Angeles.  Representatives attended from all four Sacramento Section student chapters, the YMF, Capital Branch, Feather River Branch, Central Valley Branch, and Section Board.  A summary of the conference benefits and photos can be found here.

Sincerely,

Elias Karam, P.E., M.ASCE
Sacramento Section President 2016-2017