Navy wave energy research and development will be presented with an emphasis on field testing. The Navy is operating a wave energy test site off the coast of Hawaii. This is the only operational grid-connected open-ocean test site in the U.S. Two wave energy conversion devices have each completed two rounds of testing at the site and several others are scheduled in the near future.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 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
Registration and networking will be from 6:00pm to 6:45pm, followed by dinner. The program will conclude by 8:30pmOne (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

About our Speaker: Dr. Phil Vitale serves as the Director of Ocean Engineering of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). The ocean engineering team serves as the Navy's facilities experts for engineering, maintaining, and installing ocean, littoral and underwater systems; protecting Navy and DoD seafloor cables; and designing and certifying shore-based hyperbaric facilities. Prior to his present position, he served as an engineer in the Ocean Construction Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center. While there he was the program manager of the Underwater Inspection Program and the Magnetic Silencing Facility Program. Before joining NAVFAC, Dr. Vitale was a research coastal engineer with the Coastal Engineering Research Center of the Army Corps of Engineers. Phil received his Bachelor's degree from Stevens Institute Technology in Hoboken, NJ and his masters and doctorate degrees from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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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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