March 2018

Volume 33, Issue 6
Akron-Canton Section Newsletter
Thank you  to those employers who have generously responded to our ASCE sponsorship campaign.There is still time to be included as a sponsor for the 2018-2019 year. Please go to Eventbrite for more details.
President's Message

Every February, in honor of our nation's first engineer, we celebrate  National Engineers Week with George Washington's birthday to bring the public's attention to the contributions that all engineers make and have made to improve our quality of life. ASCE members and students, as well as all engineers, came t ogether at two local events to commemorate the engineering profession. As part of the celebration, the Canton Engineers Week banquet was held February 21st at Skyland Pines in Canton to recognize scholarship winners and present awards. After the steak dinner Pete Fierle, Chief of Staff at the Hall of Fame Village, showed a movie and talked to the audience about the importance of the huddle, and discussed some of the facilities that have been built and others that are planned to be built as part of the Hall of Fame Village. The next evening at the Akron Engineers Week banquet at Emidio's in Cuyahoga Falls, the attendees dined buffet style and students made presentations about their achievements, which were really impressive. These engineering students are honing their skills at recognizing everyday problems that, for example, people with limited mobility face, and solving those problems using tools and their minds. We can be really proud of the history of our profession, and can be confident that the upcoming generation of young engineers will take charge of promoting civil engineering in the future.
The March meeting will be held at Goodyear Hall, originally built in 1920 to hold an audience of 1,600, located on East Market Street across from the  former Goodyear headquarters. The meeting will include a presentation on the renovation of this beautiful theater.
Thank you for your overwhelming financial support of this ASCE section. The ASCE Akron-Canton Section Board of Direction meets regularly to discuss issues and make sure we all get the best bang for every dollar of our membership dues.  Please come join us at our monthly section meetings, held the third Thursday from September until April, to meet, eat, learn and earn a half-hour credit. And please don't forget to support the civil engineering students at the University of Akron.
Best wishes to everyone.
March Professional Meeting 
Registration Deadline is Friday, March 9

RSVP by 5pm Friday, March 9 via  Eventbrite
University of Akron Student Chapter News

Concrete Canoe Pour Day
On Saturday, January 27, 2018 sixteen members of the University of Akron Concrete Canoe team participated in the mixing and placing of concrete into the canoe mold, forming the structure of their 2018 concrete canoe. The experienced student team members used the time to assist and teach the new members in placement and mix techniques. Four faculty members also visited throughout the day. The pour lasted from 8:30am to 8:00pm. 


Concrete Canoe Team Mixing Concrete and Placing Concrete into the Mold

Akron Food Bank
Nine University of Akron ASCE Student Chapter members gave up their Saturday to volunteer at the Akron Food Bank from 8:30am to 11:30am. Thank you ASCE Student Chapter for participating in local community events  and representing civil engineers. We are proud of you!

If you would like to invest in our  profession's future by becoming a Student Chapter Corporate or Individual Sponsor, please  click here  for more information.
2018 ASCE Awards Season is Here!

Call for Nominations!  Please consider nominating an outstanding engineer for either of these two awards:
  • Wendell R. LaDue Civil Engineer Award
  • Gary W. Johnson  Young Civil Engineer Award
Students! Please consider applying for this scholarship opportunity:
  • ASCE Memorial Scholarship

For more information on these awards and scholarship, click here: 

For questions about the awards and scholarship, please email Jennie Celik at
Akron Waterways Renewed!
An Inside Look at the  OCIT 2
Adit Tunnel  Concrete Liner Finishing

Rosie, the tunnel boring machine for the  Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) project, has advanced more than 632' to-date, approximately 10% of her total journey.

The Rosie Report
Stay up to date with all things Rosie. Akron Waterways Renewed! publishes a newsletter about Akron's Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT).
OCIT 1 Rail Switch Installation
OCIT 1 Conveyor Belt Discharge
Akron Public Schools Science, Math and Technology Expo Held Saturday, January 27

On Saturday, January 27th, the Akron Public Schools held their annual science fair at North High School where over 300 science projects were exhibited. ASCE Akron-Canton judges evaluated projects related to civil engineering and awarded a middle school and high school student each a $100 cash prize.

The middle school winner was Joseph Rinaldi, a seventh grader at Innes CLC, with a demonstration of the "Artificial Greenhouse Effect". The high school winner was Olivia Sendelbach, a senior at Firestone High School, for her experiment "
Temperature Variance in Rural and Urban Areas". Congratulations to both students whose projects will compete in the next level of competition at the Western Reserve Science Fair on March 17th at the University of Akron.
ASCE Akron-Canton Section Budget 

Are you a Civil Engineer Interested in Becoming a Professional Surveyor?

The University of Akron College of Applied Science and Technology recently developed a Certificate of Surveying for Civil Engineers consisting of six web-based and online courses. This certificate is for those engineers with an EAC/ABET-accredited B.S.C.E. degree who wish to be eligible for eventual registration as a Professional Surveyor.

The six required courses that make up the certificate are design ed to meet the academic content and minimum ORC requirements of 16 seme ster hours in the required subject areas. The graduate would be responsible to also meet and document the experience requirement before qualifying fully for the PS exam in Ohio.
The University has an ambitious schedule of classes planned for the upcoming 8-week summer sessions. All six of the certificate classes are planned for summer offerings. Typically, the University also offers three classes in the fall and three in the spring semester as well. Enrollment officially begins in mid-March. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:
Gary Schuller, Surveying & Mapping Program Director
College of Applied Science and Technology
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio  44325-6104

For a full course description, please click here.
Employers: Post your job openings for free!

The ASCE Akron-Canton Section website posts career opportunities in our area which may interest you. We provide this page free of charge to local employers. No postings will be accepted by recruiting or headhunter services. Check back regularly for updates. 

Structures Congress 2018
PDH Documentation
Did you attend a recent section meeting and need documentation for proof of attendance for tracking PDH's? Visit the  Resources  page on our Section's website  to find meeting attendance records.

Current Contact Information for our

Board of Direction, Committee Chairs, and

University of Akron Student Chapter Officers


Click the link below to view the current Section officers contact information. 


Board of Direction Contact Information


In This Issue
March Professional Meeting
University of Akron Student Chapter News
2018 Awards Season
Akron Waterways Renewed!
Interested in Becoming a Professional Surveyor?

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Akron-Canton Section
Board of Direction

Gregg Loesch
Vice President
ReneĆ© Whittenberger
Ruth Klee
Tim Gilbert

Ken Kostura
Mark Miller

Upcoming April
Section Meeting

April 19, 2018


Chateau Michele,

Upcoming Board of Direction Meeting

March 19, 2018

Environmental Design Group Office
450 Grant St., Akron

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Ruth Klee, Secretary
ASCE Akron-Canton Section