ASCE OR Section News
Rising above significant societal and professional challenges, the civil engineers listed below accomplished impressive careers. This month provides the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of African Americans who had an impact on the civil engineering profession and helped pave the way for future generations of engineers.
ASCE has honored Yumei Wang, P.E., with the 2018 Le Val Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction for her outstanding contributions to the field of lifeline engineering and for promoting seismic lifeline resilience and fuel resilience in Oregon, including the development of a statewide resilience plan.
The Oregon Section of ASCE Awarded the Byron Jones Scholarship to four distinguish student leaders. Byron Jones was a Senior Field Engineer with the Portland Cement Association.
If any bipartisanship still exists in Congress, it’s on earthquake preparedness. A bill that aims to reduce risks to life and property has cleared the U.S. Senate. KLCC's Brian Bull interviews Allison Pyrch.
At the YMF board BBQ, YMF honored a few members with awards. We hope this will become a tradition moving forward.
Along with approximately 100 volunteers, ASCE YMF helped to remove 4,000 of the required 8,800 square feet of asphalt required to give Boise-Eliot Elementary School an area for their future grassy playground area and rain garden for water quality and educational purposes.