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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 ASCE NCS and WMATA

Please join the ASCE-NCS on Tuesday, September 19 as Tiffani Jenkins, Superintendent and Acting Deputy Director of Maintenance of Way Engineering Work Planning Group presents about the SafeTrack program!

Register HERE by Thursday September 14th!

The SafeTrack program is an accelerated track work plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability. The program began in June 2016 with a goal of achieving three years’ worth of maintenance work in a single year. The program provided expanded maintenance windows on weeknights, weekends, midday hours and through a series of 16 “Safety Surges”- long duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system. Through the conclusion of the SafeTrack program, WMATA was able to renew over 1/3 of the Track and Structures infrastructure significantly reducing rail defects and providing a noticeably smoother and quieter ride for customers. Through the coordination of the program WMATA was also able to provide access for the accelerated improvements of other critical components such as its tunnel lighting, signaling systems and power cable upgrades. WMATA has already seen the benefits of the program result in reductions in smoke/fire incidents and Rail Service Interruptions. Using many of the lessons learned from the SafeTrack program WMATA has begun the work to institutionalize the improvements made in work planning and execution through the generation of its six (6) new preventative maintenance programs and the annual maintenance and construction planning processes.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

Tiffani Jenkins is a degreed Electrical Engineer with a focus on operational maintenance coordination and planning. She joined WMATA in 2005 as a Power Engineer working with the Metro Matters traction power upgrade program. She has since worked throughout WMATA’s organization holding such positions as Safety Operations Manager, Maintenance Control Center Superintendent and most recently as the Project Manager for the Safe Track Program. Ms. Jenkins has provided oversight for a variety of programs throughout the course of her career at WMATA ranging from Dulles Phase 1 extension safety certification program to the management of the Maintenance Operations Control Center and Track Access groups. She currently oversees the new Maintenance of Way Engineering Work Planning group as the Acting Deputy Director.

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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