How We Celebrated Our First 100th Year

The National Capital Section of ASCE celebrated its 100th year in 2016. During our Centennial Year, all activities had a centennial focus. We held walking, driving, and boating tours of civil engineering landmarks located in the nation's capital region. We had a monthly article on Outstanding Civil Engineers in our Monthly Newsletter, and participated in two major Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math events, including the Science and Engineering Festival where we highlighted civil engineering to over 10,000 students, teachers, and parents. Our lasting tribute to our first hundred years was a coffee table book, Engineering the Nation's Capital, that features memorable civil engineering projects from our past. The highlight of our Centennial was a day-long Centennial Conference held on June 3, 2016 that featured Technical Sessions, Panel Discussions, and Exhibits.

Keynote by Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE and ASCE President-elect

Register HERE by Thursday, March 15!

Join us for our signature event of the year. The NCS Annual Awards Banquet gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate local excellence in projects, engineers, and students who have contributed to our profession and our community. Recognized parties include ASCE-NCS Outstanding Civil Engineering Project of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year, Meritorious Service and Community Service Award winners, NCS Student Scholarship Award recipients, Outstanding Graduating Seniors from local civil engineering universities, and members of the NCS who have achieved Life Member or Fellow or Distinguished Member status during the past year.

This year's banquet will also feature a keynote address from ASCE National President-Elect Robin Kemper.  Ms. Kemper will highlight ASCE's Strategic Initiatives that encourage engineers from all around the world who are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. ASCE's grand dream is for civil engineers to be global leaders in building a better quality of life for mankind. In this presentation, President-Elect Robin Kemper will share how this dream can be achieved as well as describe the ways in which each engineer can contribute.

Ms. Kemper will explain the leading role of ASCE in advancing the civil engineering profession. She will also touch on the following focus areas of ASCE:

  • Sustainable Infrastructure - Maintain and modernize America's deteriorating infrastructure as well as make our communities sustainable
  • ASCE Grand Challenge - Significantly enhance the performance and value of infrastructure projects over their life cycles by 2025 and optimize investments
  • Raise the Bar - Increase education requirements for engineering licensure to better protect the public in the future

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $55 (thru March 15), Walk-In (pending availability)$65, Life Members $35, Students $20

Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE and ASCE President-elect has over thirty-five years of diverse and extensive structural engineering experience in design, analysis, and forensics, focused mainly on buildings.  Robin currently is a Risk Engineer with Zurich North America.  She works for both the Professional Liability and Construction Properties Risk Engineering Groups providing technical support to construction project policies, developing best practices, and investigating losses on construction projects.  Robin has a passion for Engineering Ethics and since 2011, in her spare time, Robin has given over 20 presentations to various engineering groups.