November 2018   
MDOT-ACEC Partnering Workshop
January 31, 2019, in Lansing
Each year representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and from ACEC/Michigan come together in Lansing to host a partnering workshop. The purpose of the event is to reinforce the principles contained in the MDOT-ACEC Partnership Charter through information sharing, problem solving and teamwork.
A multitude of educational breakout sessions are offered that are specific to current issues affecting the DOT and consulting engineers. In addition, the winner of the 2018 MDOT/ACEC Partnership Charter Award will be announced! 
The conference is the largest gathering of state transportation and consultant engineering professionals, creating a perfect opportunity for endless networking. Mark your calendar now for this event, scheduled for January 31, 2019, at the Lansing Center. 

Details and registration information will be available soon on the ACEC/M website.  
ACEC/Michigan Emerging Leaders Program
Congratulations to the 2018 Graduates! 

ACEC/Michigan is proud to recognize the graduates of our 2019 Emerging Leaders Program. This program imparts specific skills and competencies identified by top ACEC/Michigan principals as critical for leadership success. The class enjoyed a dynamic schedule of topics including: Strategic Planning, Governmental Affairs, Risk Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Business Development, Economics of Private Practice, and the Senior Leaders Roundtable: From Management to Leadership - Secrets of Success.

If you're interested in having an emerging leader from your firm (ACEC/M members only) participate in next year's Emerging Leaders Program, please visit our website to claim a spot on the waiting list for the 2019 class!
Congratulations to the following members of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Program:

Myles Badour
Ruby+Associates, Inc.
Brad Bice
The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.
Phil Doorlag
Scott Gibbs
Peter Basso Associates, Inc.
Kevin Gritters
Jason Juilleret
Gourdie-Fraser, Inc. 
Jon Larsen
Holland Engineering, Inc.
Ryan Lefere
Great Lakes Engineering Group
Jesse Morgan
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
Scott Morgan
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Jon Moxey
Fleis & VandenBrink
Lori Pawlik
Wade Trim
William Rapson 
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Jennifer Schmitzer
Somat Engineering, Inc.
Tanweer Shah
GeoTran Consultants
Jasmine Sisson
Brian Smith
CDM Smith
Steve Teitsma
Progressive AE
Justin Voss
Tetra Tech
Dan Yensch
2019 Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards
Competition Update
On November 1, a panel of judges reviewed and discussed 28 engineering and 3 surveying project entries for the 2019 Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Competition. Projects were evaluated based on innovation, complexity, client satisfaction and future value to the profession.
Award recipients will be recognized on March 2, 2019 during the awards gala, which will be held at the Sound Board in MotorCity Casino in Detroit. 
Gala sponsorship information is now available on the ACEC website. Registration for this event will open in January.   
PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp Offered
January 17 & 18, 2019

ACEC/Michigan will host the popular PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp on January 17 - 18, 2019. Attendees will walk away with effective, actionable techniques from today's most successful PMs. Every bootcamp is designed to compress a wealth of knowledge and insight gained from decades of real-world PM experience into two information-packed days. These are the must-have techniques of today's most successful project managers - highly practical advice you'll find plenty of opportunities to apply immediately upon your return to the office.
ASCE Michigan Section announces 2018-19 Board of Directors
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Michigan Section is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Board of Directors:

President:  Christopher Owens, PE 
President-elect:  Jacob Rushlow, PE
Vice President:  Tim Bradshaw, PE
Treasurer:  Andrew Rossell, PE
Secretary:  Bradford Ewart, PE
Past President:  Melinda Bacon, PE 
ACEC National Scholarship Awarded to Michigan Student   
Congratulations to Jacob Moyer!
Jacob Moyer was presented with the the $10,000 Rina Lee Scholarship at the ACEC National Convention in Las Vegas in October. The award also covered his travel expenses to attend the convention. 

Jacob has completed his junior year at Ferris State University, focusing on Surveying Engineering. He interned at Williams & Works and at MDOT, and he currently works for Mulder & Associates, a land surveying firm. He is involved with the student chapters of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors. He volunteers with the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, American Red Cross, and Toys for Tots.

ACEC/M 2019 Scholarship Raffle
Tickets Available Now
Every year, the ACEC/M Scholarship Committee holds a raffle. This is the only fundraising event for the ACEC Scholarship Program. Proceeds from the raffle go directly to supporting scholarships for college students pursuing a career in engineering or surveying. Your contributions make it possible for us to provide substantial financial support to these hardworking students.
Prizes include: 

1. Florida Vacation - One week stay at a beautiful two bedroom, ocean front view princess condominium on Hutchinson Island. *Travel expense not included. Value: $2,500. Sponsors: Testing Engineers & Consultants and John & Kathy Banicki

2. Mackinac Bridge Anchor Tour - Valid for a group of up to 6 people between April 1 and November 1, 2019. Sponsor: Mackinac Bridge Authority/MDOT

3. Great Wolf Lodge Getaway - Enjoy a two night stay at the massive indoor water park! Value: $500. Sponsors: Prein&Newhof and SME

4. Cabela's Gift Card - $250 value. Sponsor: HRC

Tickets are $25 each, 3 for $60, or 6 for $100, and only a limited number of tickets are printed. If you are able to support our efforts, please visit the ACEC/M website for full details and ordering information. Winning tickets will be drawn at the ACEC/M Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Gala on March 2, 2019 at the Sound Board in MotorCity Casino in Detroit. You need not be present at the Gala to win. 

If you know any students who may be eligible for a scholarship, please direct them to the ACEC/M website. The deadline to submit an application is January 4, 2019. 

ACEC/M Scholarships 
Application Deadline is January 4, 2019   
ACEC/Michigan is planning to award over $12,000 to engineering and surveying students enrolled in an ABET accredited College or University. Applications are now available on the ACEC/M website, and are due to ACEC by January 4, 2019. Applicants will be judged on a written essay, their work experience, employer/faculty recommendations, community involvement and their GPA.
2018 - 2019 SAVE THE DATES
Mark your calendar!
January 17-18, 2019: PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp, Lansing
January 31, 2019: MDOT-ACEC Partnering Workshop, Lansing
March 2, 2019: Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Gala, Detroit
April 17, 2019: AESLC Legislative Day, Lansing
May 16, 2019: Michigan Infrastructure Conference, Plymouth 
In This Issue
MDOT ACEC Partnering Workshop
Emerging Leaders Program Graduation
2019 Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards
PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp
ASCE 2018-19 Board of Directors
ACEC National Scholarship
ACEC/M Scholarship Raffle
ACEC/M Scholarships
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