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ASCE Arizona Section Vision:

ASCE members serving as global leaders to build a better quality of life.

ASCE Arizona Section Mission:

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Arizona Section, will lead by advancing the profession through membership participation (1), Public Outreach (2), Political Involvement (3), and Internal transfer of knowledge (4).


(1) Encourage industry and individual participation in ASCE membership and activities

(2) Initiate educational outreach to schools and public regarding industry policies and practices to promote participation and collaboration.

(3) Facilitate annual outreach to public officials educating public policy makers on infrastructure value

(4) Act as stewards of ASCE for the Section constituents through awareness, understanding, reporting, and a transfer of knowledge of ASCE Resources to branches and younger member groups

President’s Message – May 2020

Breanna Connolly, PE, M.ASCE, President ASCE AZ

Breanna Connolly

Even though many of us are working from home and feel somewhat detached, there are still many important things to be done. Thank you to all of you still working to maintain and improve our communities during these strange times!

If you want to be even more involved in your community and ASCE there are several opportunities for you.

We are currently looking to fill positions on the ASCE AZ Section Board. We need you to volunteer to join this group of enthusiastic, smart, FUN people to continue to make ASCE a successful group in Arizona. Please contact Ted Smithwick if you are interested. Positions start in October and commitment is relatively low, with one board meeting a month.

Don’t forget this month to vote for your ASCE President Elect. Voting will open May 1 and close at 5:00 p.m. CDT on June 1. Ballots must be received by the vendor no later than June 1st. To vote you must have your member ID number, be an Associate Member or above and be current on your dues.

  • President Elect Nominees are: Marina Lehman and Dennis Truax. Click Here for Bios.
  • For other Nominees specific to Region 8, including your Past-Past President Fausto Burruel running for Region Governor Click Here.

Be counted in the national Census if you haven’t already done so. It is surprisingly brief and easy to do. Being counted can help us to receive federal funding to pay for essential services. Visit my2020census.gov if you would like to fill out the Census questionnaire.

Get your kids interested in Engineering while keeping them busy at home! ASCE has a lot of great instructions for fun projects for you or your kids and videos to watch if you’re not feeling as ambitious. Click Here for More.

  • Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure—build structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows then test them on a home-made shake table.
  • Foil Boats—a fun activity for all ages. How much weight will a piece of foil support? Turn it into a challenge!
  • Windy City Tower/Paper Towers—Can you design and build a paper tower that can hold up in the wind?
  • Videos Include a variety of short (4-6 minute) videoscovering a range of engineering topics as well as more in depth videos such as: “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” (also available on Netflix) and “What Do Civil Engineers Do?, providing an overview of civil engineering from the perspective of 3 high-interest projects including a sports stadium, deep tunnel, and humanitarian engineering.
  • More Activities—ASCE’s partner, DiscoverE, is another excellent source for lessons adapted for home use. Check out the growing library of materials at org/our-activities.

Be Patient and Stay Safe Out There!

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AZ Section Conference Planning – Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in expanding your professional network? Are you interested in participating in a more meaningful way with ASCE? The ASCE Arizona Section would like your help in planning the next AZ Section Conference. Preparation and planning for this conference is just beginning, and there are opportunities in several areas that you can participate in. Serving on the planning committee for this conference is a great way to expand your professional network, while also volunteering with ASCE in a meaningful way. If you would like to know more, or if you are interested in serving please contact Gary Miller using the contact information below.

Gary Miller

Phone: 928-863-8001

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2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure

2015 Report card

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The 2015 Arizona Report Card Brochure