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Engineers Without Borders USA works to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Each project helps set the foundation for a community to thrive for years to come. EWB has more than 14,000 volunteers across the country and a particularly strong presence here in the nation’s capital. The Washington DC Professionals Chapter is currently completing transportation, structural, energy, and water projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Panama, and Peru. The chapter also provides mentorship to local student teams working in many additional geographies. EWB-DC is excited to provide a snapshot of their ongoing work and to highlight the many ways ASCE members can get involved and have a big impact in what we do at any stage in their careers.

GMU-EfID was founded as a Registered Student Organization in September 2011. They have accomplished significant work in Honduras, the Peruvian Andes, a master plan for a residential community in Nicaragua, and a pedestrian bridge along the Appalachian Trail. They work to grow and to develop long-standing partnerships with underdeveloped communities worldwide to better their quality of life. Students participate in community-driven development programs through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects while fostering responsible leadership. They work to build and educate communities about their basic infrastructure systems such as drinking water, sanitation, and bridges. Currently, GMU-EfID is designing a system to purify, store, and efficiently distribute potable water to a community of 200 in San Pablo de Amali, Ecuador. They are also undertaking a bridge rehabilitation project along the Dunbarton trail in Bristow, Virginia. This bridge was overturned by strong currents caused by an intense storm event but is still salvageable. The organization also is researching using crushed glass with a biofilm layer as a filtration media to remove microorganisms from raw water samples.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

About our Speakers (Left to Right): Jonathan Mead is an environmental geologist with more than nine years of service with Engineers Without Borders on water supply projects in India and Cameroon. Jonathan previously served as the president of the Washington DC Professionals Chapter of EWB and as the state representative for DC. He is currently the Vice President of EWB’s Southeast Regional Steering Committee. Andrew Simpson joined George Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering as a transfer student from Northern Virginia Community College in the Spring of 2017. Prior to his admission, he had been working closely with the Chief Executive of Advertising, Marketing, and Sales for a local media organization, through which he was able to gain contact with several business owners in Prince William County and learn valuable lessons by observing the communication between the private and public sector. At NOVA, he served as the Vice President of the Manassas Campus’s Green Club and was recognized for his academic achievement by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. He joined the EfID during his first semester at George Mason and now serves as the organization as its President after having successfully led and managed several projects as its Operations Manager. Omar Azizi is currently a senior civil engineering major at George Mason. He joined EfID in the fall of 2016 and has led several EfID projects. He was the lead designer of the 2018 PATC Bridge project and a team member of the 2017 PATC Bridge Project. He has also participated in the Nicaragua Low-Income Housing Project and hopes to work on future international projects during his time in EfID. Omar plans to pursue a career in structural engineering after graduation. Omar joined EfID because it gave him an opportunity to help others and connect with other civil engineering students. He believes that EfID is a special organization because it impacts communities around the world and makes the world a little bit better with each project.

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Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

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