ASCE Sacramento Section President’s Message

In light of the recent developments related to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), we as civil engineering professionals are called to continue planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining our community’s infrastructure. To help “flatten the curve,” many of us are now working from home. In addition, ASCE has postponed 2 major upcoming events:

The ASCE 2020 CA Infrastructure Symposium has been postponed until September 25, 2020. This important event will bring together 300 Civil Engineering professionals and policy makers statewide, and will still be held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento. The Symposium provides student members and aspiring engineers opportunities to meet and be involved with industry leaders, to gain insights into the profession, and to learn about current and future infrastructure projects that drive our economy forward. I hope you will join us in the fall.

The ASCE Sacramento Section Project Awards banquet has also been postponed until fall 2020. The project awards nominations have been extended until April 30, 2020. Please continue to nominate your outstanding projects at http://www.asceregion9awards.org/section-awards/nomination-project/sac. I look forward to recognizing your impressive engineering feats and projects.

Even though the Awards Banquet has been postponed, the Alfred R. Golze scholarships are still planned to be awarded this spring. The Golze Scholarship Committee understands the financial burdens of our students are more prescient now than ever. The tradition of acknowledging the recipients at the Awards Banquet will continue, this year in the fall.

As students continue with their classes online and the dynamics of the work environment change temporality, we hope to continue providing connections and mentoring opportunities. I hope that we continue our mentoring activities as a society. Remote mentoring can provide value added to both parties – students and professionals. Let us work together to weather this storm.

Sincerely,

Megan LeRoy, P.E.

President, ASCE Sacramento Section