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The acclaimed giant-screen documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World has inspired and delighted audiences in museums around the world. Now, ASCE with generous support from the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) has set an ambitious goal: to put a copy of the Dream Big film and educational toolkit in every public school in America. To reach every school, we need your help! Give $5 to send a school a toolkit containing: A DVD of the full-length feature film; Teacher’s guide; Companion videos; Downloadable files for classroom use. ASCE has pledged a 1-to-1 match of all donations made by Sections and Branches before April 15 for middle school educational kits. Any amount that you pledge will go twice as far with the match from ASCE headquarters. NCS will designate all funds go only to local schools, thus ensuring your donation is super-charged, i.e. it gets doubled, it goes to your local schools, and it amplifies our efforts to increase the quality of engineering education in our K-12 schools and inspire future generations of civil engineers!

Presented by Keith Tyson of WSSC

Register HERE by January 19th!

What if you could save millions and put pipes in the ground that last 30% longer? That’s what the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is doing with its strategy of switching to zinc-coated ductile iron pipes wrapped in a V-Bio Enhanced Polyethylene encasement to help enhance the life of the pipes and prevent corrosion. Additionally, WSSC is using an innovative procurement strategy to acquire those pipes. WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the country, and it is the largest water utility in Maryland. With a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and over 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline, the WSSC service area includes nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, Maryland, and serves 1.8 million residents.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10

Keith Tyson, PE, is Technical Services Group Leader for the Engineering and Construction Team at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The Technical Services Group provides engineering consulting services for the Commission with an emphasis on in-house design, construction contract specifications, cost estimates, environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the group performs WSSC’s surveying and property acquisition, manages the GIS system and maintains all engineering records.

What is ASCE-NCS?

Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

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