SEAW Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
A Closer Look at the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program
We keep hearing about the SR99 Tunnel Project. Tunneling machine issues, vibration, unexpected obstacles, groundwater, tunnel stoppage, exploratory shafts, hyberbaric chambers, delays, massive cranes to build even more massive cranes, repair access pit, and shell deposits that may have archeological/cultural significance.
Tim Moore, WSDOT Mega Projects Bridge Manager, will provide an overview of this mega project, including current construction taking place at the tunnel portals and the SR 99 tunnel contractor’s plans to access and repair the tunneling machine.
Register early! This will be a popular program! PDH Value: 1.5
Friday, November 14: Free Screening of DamNation, sponsored by AFS-UW and AWRA-UW
Come to a free screening of the documentary film about dams’ impact on the environment. From IMDB:
- This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Time: 6:00pm; Place: Rm. 102, Fisheries Science Building
Wednesday, November 19: WHS/AWRA-UW Poster Session
The Washington Hydrologic Society (WHS) and AWRA-UW are proud to host a special November meeting that will provide a forum for participants to explore the many multidisciplinary aspects of surface and ground water science and engineering. This meeting provides a unique opportunity for water resource professionals from all disciplines to meet, exchange information, and learn from fellow professionals and students. If you are interested in presenting a poster at the session, please submit a short abstract to email@example.com.
Time: 6:30-8:30pm; Place: Waterfront Activities Center
Sustainability for Engineers
Listening, Designing, Evaluating
Start Date: December 16, 2014
Application Deadline: November 24, 2014
Notification by: December 6, 2014
ASCE Seattle Section and Ports and Harbors Committee will host a monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday, November 11.
When: November 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m (5:30 pm – Social Hour, 6.45 pm – Dinner, 7:30pm – Presentation)
Program – Reshaping Seattle’s Topography: From the massive regrade of Denny Hill to filling in 2,400 acres of the Duwamish River’s tideflats, Seattle has reshaped its topography more than most cities. In his new book, Too High and Too Steep, David tells the stories of these changes by taking the reader out in the field to see the landscape and learn the history. David will provide an overview of the book in this presentation that weaves geology, civil engineering, and the historical narrative of Seattle.
Speaker Bio: David B. Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. His books include Stories in Stone: Travels through Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. He has recently finished his next book, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, which will be published in 2015 by the University of Washington Press. He maintains the blog www.GeologyWriter.com.
Where: Mirabella Seattle – 116 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
Cost: $20 ($25 after November 7th) – includes buffet-style dinner
Questions? Please contact Ruta Ikauniece (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2015 in Environmental Engineering. Candidates for Assistant or Associate Professor will be considered. Candidates with research and teaching interests that complement those of the existing faculty are desired. Example areas of interest include, but are not limited to, biological wastewater treatment, environmental molecular biotechnology, environmental remediation, and biogeochemistry. The selected faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop an externally funded research program, and direct graduate students. The selected candidate is also expected to engage in service activities with professional organizations and at the university.
The Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for an Associate or Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering beginning Fall 2015. Candidates should have research and teaching interests that complement those of the existing faculty. Areas of current research interests include, but are not limited to, soil-structure interaction, numerical modeling, geomechanics, retaining structures, geosynthetics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and pavement geotechnics. The selected faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical and construction engineering, develop an externally funded research program, and direct graduate students. The selected candidate is expected to engage in service activities with professional organizations and the university. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Civil Engineering is currently searching for multiple faculty positions, three of which have been previously advertised. We are excited to be searching for two additional positions at all ranks focusing on Big Data and Infrastructure, with one being structural engineering focused and the other civil engineering systems focused. These positions are part of a “Program of Excellence” initiative whereby our College of Engineering has committed to enhancing engineering infrastructure research and education to support the outstanding engineering community in Nebraska.
More detailed information is available at: http://engineering.unl.edu/civil/civil-employment
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
The John A. Reif Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of the Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in resilient infrastructure systems and sustainability. This search will be conducted with the participation of College of Architecture and Design with whose faculty the successful candidate is expected to collaborate.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, 1.0 FTE, tenure-track or tenured position to begin in Fall 2015. This position is part of a new, 6-position cluster hire from the Office of the Provost in support of its newly launched Marine Studies Initiative. The successful candidate will demonstrate the abilities to teach and conduct research in the area of marine geomatics engineering. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, outstanding candidates will also be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. Hire with tenure requires candidates’ dossier to be successfully reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Office of Academic Affairs. To review the posting and apply, go to the posting on the OSU Jobs website and provide a cover letter outlining interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching, and contact names and information for at least three professional references. For full consideration apply by January 5, 2015. Closing date is March 31, 2015. OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering is conducting a broad search to fill multiple faculty openings. These positions are expected to add to existing strengths in interdisciplinary research thrusts such as energy; resilience and sustainability; structures and materials; geo-engineering; and civil engineering systems. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in:
- Building Systems Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics
- Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics, including systems approaches