Dr. Z’s Corner

Dr. Z

Ahmet Zeytinci, P.E., Ph.D., Fellow-NSPE, Fellow-ASCE is an award-winning professor, structural engineer, author and mentor living in Washington, D.C. Since joining academia, "Dr. Z", as he is known by his students and colleagues, has distinguished himself on campus and beyond. He is passionate about engineering, gifted in teaching, and is a true champion for professional licensure. Dr. Z. has extraordinarily high standards; has produced award-winning designs; is prolific in professional service; and infects others with these same values. He is the recipient of numerous local, regional and national awards, including recent national awards from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Since 2014, he has been regularly writing monthly articles for “Dr.Z’s Corner “ and offering hundreds of engineering problems, for free, every month for students, engineers and engineering educators worldwide. Dr. Z. also offers pro-bono Saturday classes for students and engineers; his free classes are open to all in the greater Washington metro area and cost nothing, nada, zilch! Starbucks coffee is always a must have for Dr. Z.

Update on Dr. Z’s PRO-BONO FE/PE Review Classes for Students and Engineers from the Washington Metro Area

As readers of the NCS eNewsletter know, we are very fortunate to be associated with Dr. Ahmet Zeytinci (known to his UDC students and colleagues as “Dr. Z”) of the University of the District of Columbia. For two decades, Dr. Z has been holding free study sessions for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Professional Engineer (PE) exams, open to all students and young professionals in the NCS area. Dr. Z has also authored a monthly feature in the newsletter, Dr. Z’s Corner, since September 2014. (See http://www.asce-ncs.org/index.php/special-features/dr-z-s-corner). Because of his deep commitment to engineering education and tireless contributions via the newsletter, Dr. Z’s program has gained both national and international attention for helping young engineers develop the knowledge and confidence to pass the exams. Additionally, his track record of students passing the exams is impressive.

In the fall, Dr. Z plans to continue his pro-bono review sessions at a new venue: George Mason University (GMU) has agreed to provide facilities for Dr. Z to hold sessions for students from other institutions and practicing engineers in the NCS’ region who wish to conquer the FE and PE exams. The sessions will be held on Fridays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in room 3507 of the Engineering Building, beginning August 31 and continuing through December 14, 2018 (every Friday except the day after Thanksgiving, November 23).

Fall Semester (2018)       CEIE 404.003       Fridays 10:30 am – 1:10 pm
    CEIE 404.002   Fridays 01:30 am – 4:10 pm
Spring Semester (2019)   CEIE 404.002   Fridays 10:30 am – 1:10 pm
    CEIE 404.001   Fridays 01:30 am – 4:10 pm


Dr. Z is passionate about engineering education and his dedication to help his students succeed is relentless. He makes sure every student understands the concepts, along with practical and efficient ways to solve typical exam problems. Former students report that he presents complex concepts in such a crystal clear and straight forward manner that they can’t believe it’s that easy. Further information can be obtained at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In addition to the pro-bono review sessions, GMU has arranged for Dr. Z to teach two sections of a newly created class during the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. The class, Senior Engineering Competency Exam, will be held as shown below. These sections will be limited to GMU engineering students and alumni.

Further information can be found at: http://civil.gmu.edu/people/ahmet-zeytinci.


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