President’s Message – February 2021
Gary Miller P.E., M.ASCE ASCE Section President
When I made the decision during my college years to major in Civil Engineering, I had no idea how rewarding and enjoyable my chosen profession would be. In addition, joining as a member of ASCE and eventually serving in multiple roles with ASCE has given me the opportunity to meet and network with several Civil Engineer’s who share the same passion an enjoyment with their careers. While there are days with stress and frustration, I am constantly grateful for falling into this profession. With the first month of the year and the holidays behind us do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and less impassioned when coming to work on a daily basis? For me personally, January can certainly do this to me, but I know things get better as we move later into the year. I would challenge us all to find those small joys and look for opportunities to share our passion. One way to do this in February would be to volunteer during Engineer’s Week (E-Week), scheduled for February 21st – 27th. This is a great way to share what your passion and possibly introduce students to the possibilities of the Engineering profession. I encourage anyone interested to reach out to their local ASCE branches to see how they can participate. In keeping with the theme I started last month I again wanted to highlight another Civil Engineering project in Arizona. My thanks to Chelsi Remme, Southern Arizona Branch President, for sharing this brief article from a virtual tech tour that they held back in September.
The Arizona Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Arizona) is a Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE Arizona is a non-profit professional organization representing over 2,300 Civil Engineers and civil engineering students throughout Arizona. Established in 1925, ASCE Arizona consists of four Branches; Phoenix, Southern Arizona, Northern Arizona and Yuma, two Younger Member Forums for engineers under the age of 35 years, Technical Committees, Program Committees, and three Student Chapters at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona. ASCE Arizona resides in Region 8 along with Alaska, Arizona, Columbia, Hawaii, Inland Empire, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Seattle, Southern Idaho, Tacoma-Olympia, Utah, and the Western Region of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) which includes the Providences of Alberta and British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories
The section provides its membership with professional and technical opportunities to advance the science and profession of civil engineering. Our organization provides programs and opportunities for the community, educators and students to learn about the Civil Engineering profession.
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