The American Society of Civil Engineers
Dayton Section Newsletter
June 2020
Volume 1

As life slowly returns to 'normal', 
we hope everyone is continuing
to stay safe and healthy.
Summer is upon us! Get outside
to enjoy the weather, fresh air 
and have some fun!   

Your Dayton Section of ASCE is committed to offering meaningful professional development and volunteer activities.   We are also committed to keeping you up to date on the latest civil engineering happenings in the Dayton, Ohio area.   See  below for more details!! 

Also, don't forget to join us on Facebook to stay current on upcoming meetings, meeting highlights and photos, local and national project updates, transportation funding updates, etc. 

ASCE Outstanding Senior Awards

Each year your Dayton Section of ASCE selects the outstanding senior award from a group of high achieving students from the University of Dayton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.  The nominees for this year's award include:

Nick Ginella
Amanda Peters

Congratulations to Nick Ginella and Amanda Peters for winning the 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Senior award.  Well done!! 

Nicholas Ginella is a 5th year senior who graduated magna cum laude  from the University of Dayton with his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Nicholas is from Canton, Ohio and chose to pursue a profession in civil engineering due to his interest in construction and enjoyment in working outdoors. Throughout his time at UD, Nicholas was very active within ASCE and started by participating in the Highway Cleanups each semester. From there, he stepped up and took on the roles of the Ohio Valley Student Conference Chair and captain of the Student Steel Bridge Team for two years. In addition to ASCE, Nicholas was fortunate enough to complete three semesters of co-ops while at UD and live in Rome, Italy for a month through a UD study abroad program. Upon graduation in May 2020, Nicholas accepted a full time position as a Design & Project Engineer with North Point Engineering in North Canton, Ohio.

Amanda Peters is a senior at the University of Dayton that will graduate in December 2020 with her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. She is from Akron, Ohio and is currently working in Denver, CO for the Design Group with the Federal Highway Administration for this summer's co-op term. Amanda also worked three previous terms with Shook Construction in Dayton. She ultimately chose to pursue a Civil Engineering degree at UD due to the broad range of possibilities within the Civil discipline, and also for her interest in site design and transportation. Amanda's time with the ASCE Student Chapter has included two years on the OVSC Estimating Competition Team, the OVSC Steel Bridge Team, and she served as Treasurer of the Student Chapter. Outside of ASCE, she is a member of the UD Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, and was president of the UD UNICEF Campus Initiative for two years. Amanda plans to pursue a career in civil design after graduation, while working through her 'bucket list' goal of visiting each National Park across the country.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Need PDH Credits?

With Chapter activities currently on hold and many members at home, we have posted a 'Continuing Education' section on the ASCE Dayton Chapter website.

Click to view the NEW  Continuing Education page for links to the below upcoming webinars and more info. We will update the page as often as possible with new online learning links and ideas.

1. Ohio LTAP Office
The Ethics for Engineers - Jeopardy Style! webinar information has been posted to the LTAP website. Click here to follow the link to the webinar registration if you missed the live event.

There is one webinar remaining in the June Webinar series.

3. Traffic Corner Tuesdays (Spack Solutions)
New webinars have been posted:

Always make sure to verify online courses meet 


All Section Meetings & Activities 
Continue to be on Hold 

Normal section meeting schedules should resume after the stay-at-home and social distancing orders are lifted. Be sure to check the website for updated information and calendar events.

The annual Pizza Party will be rescheduled as a 2020/2021 Year Kickoff once meetings can resume. 

The Spring Seminar may be rescheduled, more information will be sent at a later date.

Email List Updates

The email list has been updated to catch many missed members and past event registrants. 

If you do not wish to receive emails, please click the SafeUnsubscribe link at the bottom of this newsletter. 

UD Student Chapter  UD

University of Dayton ASCE Student Chapter 

All activities are on hold (no students on campus) and OVSC has been canceled due to COVID-19. 

Check here again for information and updates.

In This Issue
ASCE Calendar
of Events

Meeting schedules to be updated after COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Be sure to review the UD Student Chapter Events in this edition!
ASCE Email List

We have update our email lists. Please contact us via the Dayton Section website if you or someone you know needs to be added or removed from the list.
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2019-2020 Dayton ASCE Board of Directors
President:   Sam Morton, The Kleingers Group
Vice President:   Donald Chase, University of Dayton
Treasurer:  Mike Zink, City of Kettering
Newsletter Editor: Danielle Ermis, Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.
Secretary & Young Member Group Co-Chair:  Emily Lazar, Danis Building Construction Company
Young Member Group Co-Chair: Andrew Stumbo, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.