TRWD Trash Bash - Saturday, September 19th

HELP KEEP OUR RIVERS CLEAN!!!

Join TSPE and TRWD

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 


LOCATION:    TBD once registration is submitted on September 5th

DATE:    Saturday, September 19th

TIME:    8am – 11am

We will provide food, drinks, sunscreen, trash bags and gloves. All you need to bring is a couple of good working hands and a smile!

If you have any questions, please contact Sabaa Ismail at sismail@dunaway-assoc.com or 817.335.1121.

MATHCOUNTS Fort Worth 2015 Results

The 32nd annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition was held January 31, 2015 at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. The State competition will be held in Austin on March 27-28, 2015.

The five teams advancing to State are:
1.    Trinity Valley School
Head Coach: Satish Tiwari
Students: Sean Solomon, Shruti Sahu, Jay Trivedi, Harris To
2.    Hillwood Middle School
Head Coach: Brady Rayburn
Students: Andrew Lee, Stephanie Tran, Avi Khurana, Lainie Dickey
3.    Bethesda Christian School
Head Coach: Una Davis
Students: Ansun Sujoe, Benjamin Davis, Rachel Gruenbaum, Caleb Phelps
4.    Harmony School of Innovation – Carrollton
Head Coach: Fatih Kilinc
Students: Quan Le, Jared Talentino, Minh Le, Timothy Philip
5.    McLean Middle School
Head Coach: Ronald Boley
Students: Zach Marks, Thu Pham, Eileen Yu, Jack Boller

The four individual students advancing to State are:
1.    Serena Gandhi,  Trinity Valley School
2.    Raj Beweja,  Trinity Valley School
3.    Alex David,  Trinity Valley School
4.    Henry Castillo, Harmony School of Innovation – Carrollton

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this year's competition possible!


Trinity River Trash Bash - Sat, April 18th

HELP KEEP OUR RIVERS CLEAN!!!

Join TSPE and TRWD

SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH 

LOCATION:    Cowtown Wakepark
1301 Northside Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76102

DATE:    Saturday, April 18th

TIME:    9am – 12pm

We will provide food, drinks, sunscreen, trash bags and gloves. All you need to bring is a couple of good working hands and a smile! If you have any questions, please contact Sabaa Ismail at sismail@dunaway-assoc.com or 817.335.1121.

Each participant will also need to fill out this liability form (PDF).

All attendees will have a chance to win 2 Cholula All You Can Eat Rangers tickets with parking on May 16, 2015! Each ticket includes all you can eat grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, and soft drinks.

Save the Date! Annual Engineers Week Banquet 2015

Save the Date! Annual Engineers Week Banquet

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Gourmet Lunch & Awards Ceremony
Ridglea Country Club

3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue
Fort Worth, TX

Keynote Speaker: Mayor Betsy Price

Help us honor the TSPE and ASCE Young Engineers of the Year, the TSPE Engineer of the year, and the TSPE Richard Van Trump award winner! This will be a wonderful event at a prestigious venue full of socializing, wonderful food and awards.

SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!  Download the sponsorship form here.

Please note this event is being held on Tuesday, February 17th, a week before the actual dates of Engineers Week 2015, to accommodate the Mayor’s schedule. We will follow up next week with event registration information on this website, and in an e-mail.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ken Randall, PE
Chapter VP, Public Relations

Future City Competition 2015 - Judging, Mentoring, and Volunteer Opportunities

Future City Competition
North Texas Region 2015

Judging, Mentoring & Volunteer Opportunities

The Future City Competition, a NSPE 4-part multi-disciplinary competition which asks students to design a future city by employing critical thinking, teamwork, research and problem-solving skills has begun across the North Texas Region. The 12-14 yr. olds design a city using SimCity software, a table-top scale city model built with recycled materials; write a research essay & abstract  “Feeding Future Cities: Incorporating Urban Agriculture into Future Cities”; and will provide a 7-minute Team verbal Presentation defending their vision before a panel of judges in January. 

 

Mentors Needed - Would you consider inspiring one of these teams to be next generation of engineers by being a mentor to a teacher-sponsored team this year?  Working with an mentor and help one of the following teacher-sponsored, 12-14-yr-old students tackle transportation, environment, communication, water management, energy, housing, budgetary & other issues with vigor and innovation this year. For more info, contact Thomas Hunt at thomas.hunt@huntengr.com.

 

Judges Needed – We need about 100 engineers and technical professionals to volunteer their time and expertise in judging student designs, models, and presentations. Opportunities include

·         Judging simulated city designs and essays during December and January (which can be done from the comfort of your own computer at your own pace)
·         Interacting with the students as you judge models and presentations on the day or the competition Saturday, January 31st at UT Arlington.

Register at https://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_vols.html. For more info, contact Richard Reppert, judging@dfwfuturecity.org.


Event Coordinators – It’s not too soon to volunteer to help out the day of the competition. There’s a lot to do to make sure everything runs smoothly. We need people to

·         Sign-up and orient teams when they arrive (Friday evening and Saturday morning)
·         Serve as timekeepers and facilitate scorekeeping during student presentations (Saturday)
·         Pass out t-shirts and other “goodies” to students (Saturday)
·         Crowd control and student activities (Saturday)

Register at https://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_vols.html. For more info, contact Jean Eason, regional@dfwfuturecity.org.

 

Special Awards – We also need sponsors for special awards that promote the particular interest of your organization or company and increase the opportunities for every student to be a winner. Special award sponsors can provide their own judges to interview students and review their models on Saturday. For more information or to sign-up, contact cissysylo@verizon.net or Jean Eason, regional@dfwfuturecity.org.

 

Coordinating Committee – It isn’t too soon to be preparing for next year. These are the essential behind-the-scenes people who put it all together. The regional competition coordinating committee requires volunteers in a variety of areas including: Industry Relations, Professional Society outreach, School outreach, Administration, Arrangements, Judging, Awards and Public Relations. All individuals, both technical and non-technical, are welcome to participate on a committee.

 

For general information regarding Future City Competition, check www.dfwfuturecity.org.

Volunteers Needed for 2015 Fort Worth MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition

Do you want to help with the 2015 MATHCOUNTS Competition?

We are looking for volunteers for the 2015 Fort Worth MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition. The Fort Worth Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Chapter coordinates this annual chapter competition where 6th, 7th and 8th grade students challenge their mathematic skills. After several months of coaching, participating schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in our local chapter competition. This year our chapter competition will be held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth on January 31, 2015.

We need volunteers to help the event run smoothly on the day of the competition. Volunteers will help proctor & grade tests. The commitment time is around half of a day starting around 8:00 a.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be included as well as a souvenir t-shirt.

This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other engineers as well as introduce the engineering community to the students involved at the competition. This competition cannot be successful without your help.

If you and/or your friends are interested in participating in this fun and exciting event, please contact Holly Ayoub (hayoub@halff.com) or Rachel Pytcher (rpytcher@halff.com).  Please let us know if you would prefer to be a proctor or grader. We can also be reached at (817) 764-7458 or (817) 764-7498. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.

 

Thank you for your support,
Holly Ayoub

 

Download Flyer (PDF)

TSPE Awards Nominations

Do you have an engineer mentor, work with an outstanding engineer, or know of a remarkable young engineer? Then recognize them by nominating them for TSPE - Fort Worth Chapter Engineer of the Year or Young Engineer of the Year. Winners of our local award will be submitted to State for consideration at the statewide level. Download the nomination forms below:

Engineer of the Year Nomination Form
Young Engineer of the Year Nomination Form

Please send completed nomination forms to Ken Randall at krandall@bhbinc.com. All nominations must be received by January 16, 2015 to be considered.

 

An additional reminder from the State:

TEXAS ENGINEERING FOUNDATION – The Texas Engineering Foundation Board of Trustees are requesting nominations for candidates to be considered to receive the designation of Distinguished Engineer of the Foundation. The nominations should be received by March 2, 2015. CLICK HERE for the nomination form. 

Trinity River Adopt-a-River Trash Cleanup – November 8, 2014

HELP KEEP OUR RIVERS CLEAN!!!

Join TSPE and TRWD

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH 

LOCATION:    Cowtown Wakepark

1301 Northside Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76102

DATE:    Saturday, November 8th

TIME:    9am – 12pm

We will provide food, drinks, sunscreen, trash bags and gloves. All you need to bring is a couple of good working hands and a smile!

Join us afterwards for some food and football watching at Cooper's BBQ!
Note: Food at Cooper's not paid for by TSPE.

Please contact Scott Scherer at sscherer@hkseng.com or 817.688.3488.

8th Annual SAME Clay Shoot - Benefitting Wounded Warriors and the Posts' Scholarship Funds

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The Dallas & Fort Worth Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has extended an invitation to all TSPE members to help support the Wounded Warriors and SAME Scholarship foundation. On Friday, October 24, 2014, SAME will host its 8th Annual Sporting Clay Challenge at the Dallas Gun Club.

This event is being hosted by Kiewit and VRX, and should bring many different contractors, engineers, and other DFW professionals to one location in support of these wonderful causes.

If you would like to register or get more information about the event, please visit the SAME event page.

Annual Joint Rangers Outing

The Younger Members from the Dallas, Fort Worth and Mid-Cities Branches of TSPE, ASCE, SAME, AWWA, WEAT, NSBE, and TPWA are coming together to host this annual joint outing at the Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday, September 24. Come join us to watch the Rangers defeat the Astros.

We will be meeting at the Blue Mesa in Arlington at 5:30pm for drinks and appetizers, where you will pick up your ticket before taking a shuttle to the game. The price of $30 includes parking, some appetizers and drinks, your game ticket, and your shuttle to the game and back.

All members are welcome, membership is not required and guests are encouraged.

Contact Sasan Daneshvar (sdaneshvar@ferrovial.us) or Matt Clark (mclark@jqeng.com) if you have any questions.

You must sign up by Wednesday, September 17th, to be able to attend. 

Signups are online at: http://ow.ly/AZaKb

Blue Mesa Grill 
550 Lincoln Square 
Arlington, TX 76011

PE Leadership Institute

The fourth class of the PE Leadership Institute still has a few slots open for the coming year.  The training provided at these classes focuses on how to become an effective leader and is only offered to members of TSPE.  The training does not focus on TSPE-related positions, although the discussions sometimes gravitate that way.  Rather, the training provides valuable tools and techniques for developing one’s leadership capabilities/style, geared toward the work environment (but applicable in all situations – work, home, TSPE, etc.).  The program lasts about nine months and includes four out-of-town meetings (typically Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday morning).

Additional information can be obtained by calling Trish Smith at TSPE in Austin at (512) 472-9286, or by visiting the PE Leadership Institute site.

Several people from our chapter have participated in the past and reviews have always been very positive.