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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employs approximately 37,000 civilian and military personnel. The Corps experienced unprecedented activity over the past few years, including recovery from major hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. The past year had also seen the construction of alternate care facilities in response to COVID, the border wall, and other international and interagency support.

The Corps' Civil Works missions includes Navigation, Flood and Coastal Storm Risk Management, Ecosystem Restoration, Environmental Stewardship, Recreation, and Water Supply. The Corps maintains more than 700 dams; 2,000 miles of levees; 13,000 miles of deep draft channels, and 1,100 harbors through which nearly half of U.S. consumer goods pass. The Corps is the nation's largest producer of renewable energy, generating 25-percent of all hydropower. The Corps is also the lead provider of outdoor recreation, managing 12 million acres, 55,000 miles of shoreline, and 93,000 campsites.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
WHERE: Online webinar. Registered attendees will receive a link to attend via confirmation email.
FEE: Registration (members, non-members, life members, students): $5.
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

About the Speaker

Vanessa Bateman, PE, PG, D.GE, Chief of Civil Works Engineering for the US Army Corps of Engineers, is an ardent champion of innovation, which she has demonstrated consistently on major infrastructure projects, , including Mosul Dam in Iraq and Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky. Her presentation will provide an overview of the Corps' missions and recent projects and innovations applied by the agency. Ms. Bateman assumed her current role in February 2021 after more than 25 years of service to both the Corps and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. She has served in a variety of technical and managerial roles, including leading the Corps' Geotechnical, Geology, and Materials Community of Practice and as Chief of the Civil Design Branch for the Nashville District. Ms. Bateman holds a bachelor's degree in Geology from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a bachelor's and master's degrees in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho. She is a licensed Professional Engineer, Professional Geologist, and Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering.

What is ASCE-NCS?

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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