Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Fairmont State's American Society of Civil Engineers Student Club in cooperation with the West Virginia DOT/Division of Highways is sponsoring the fourth annual Summer Technical Conference on Thursday, June 1. The theme for this year's event is "That was Then ; This Is Now."

The guest of honor will be Paul A. Mattox, Jr., P.E., Commissioner, West Virginia DOT/Division of Highways, who will speak about the state's 25-year plan.

The morning session of the conference will feature the following presentations: "The Transportation Academy at Fairmont State" by Ted Stilgenbauer, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Civil Engineering Technology, FSU; "Innovative BMPs for Today's Ever Increasing Regulation" by Robert R. Connelly, II, CPESC, ACF Environmental; "In the Midst of Change: The WV PE Board" by Leslie Rosier-Tabor, P.E., Executive Director, WV PE Board, and Don Johnson, P.E., Board Investigator. The afternoon session will feature the following presentations: "Professional Registration and Licensing: Evidence of Demonstrating Competence" by Theodore K. Yoneda, Esq., P.E., Yoneda Legal Services, PLLC; "The Award Winning Fairmont State ASCE Student Club" by Greg Wilson, Tim Windland and Marcella Dantzler; "West Virginia Buildings: Preserving Them Now" by Carol Stevens, P.E., CAS Structural Engineering Inc.; "The Future Vision" by Paul A. Mattox, Jr., P.E., Commissioner, West Virginia DOT/Division of Highways.

Those who attend the conference at the FS Falcon Center can earn seven professional development hours at the discretion of the State Board of Professional Engineers. The cost is $25 for ASCE student members; $35 for students who are not members of ASCE; $125 for ASCE professional members; and $150 for professionals who are not members of ASCE. The cost includes breakfast, lunch and hors d'oeuvres. There is a 15 percent discount for FS alumni and ASCE officers.

Professionals who would like to attend should RSVP by May 25 and students should RSVP by May 30 to Tia Richardson, 569 Wisconsin St., Morgantown, WV 25701 or tia@adelphia.net.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 137,500 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.

Fairmont State's ASCE Student Club has been rated the Most Outstanding Student Club by ASCE National in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. The FS club also won the regional concrete canoe competition in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The club will represent the region at the 2006 National Concrete Canoe Competition in Stillwater, Okla., in June.