June 2019
WTS SW Idaho 
Chapter Newsletter
Issue No. 36
In This Issue
WTS SW Idaho Chapter Maintains Gold Status!
WTS SW Idaho representatives at the Boston Conference were notified our chapter received Gold Status again this year! Our chapter is run by hard-working volunteers so make sure to thank our Board Members and Committee Chairs for making our chapter one of the best!

TransportationYOU participates in e-Girls Event at BSU
Sarah Ringling and Karissa Hardy, TransportationYOU Committee and WTS SW Idaho Members, recently participated in the e-Girls event on June 7 and 8 targeted at high school female students. This event demonstrates the importance of women in engineering and technical careers. The students participated in a workshop on building and strength-testing foam bridges. The bridge needed to support weight and a raw egg was placed under the bridge. The goal was for the bridge to be strong enough it would not collapse when weighted and crush the egg.  One team figured out a loop-hole the workshop leaders had not anticipated and used deflection in their favor to create another support and save the egg!

May 21st Lunch & Learn - 
Boise Airport Overview
Jill Singer (left)            Sean Briggs (right)

Jill Singer, Airport Project Manager, and Sean Briggs, Airport Marketing Manager from the City of Boise gave an informative presentation about plans for the airport. Here are a couple of slides from that presentation.

If you have a topic suggestion or want to contribute an article for our next newsletter, please contact Cristina Brischler

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Event June 22nd 2019

We had a light turnout for our 2 nd  Litter Pick-up of 2019, with five WTS members. Luckily, we had two additional crew members, the daughters of Liisa Itkonen and Donn Carnahan, came along to help out.  The crew of seven were able to clean up our section of Orchard Street from Victory Road to Dorman in record time! We collected 8 bags of trash, on what would be considered a "light" litter day, compared to our normal pick-ups in the past, and were done in less than an hour and a half.
Pictured in the above photo, from left to right, are Mackenzie Carnahan (Donn's daughter), Regina Cunningham - ACHD, Meagan Duneman - Terracon, Liisa Itkonen - COMPASS, Donn Carnahan - Keller and Associates, and Maire Dickens (Liisa's daughter). Taking the picture was Dave Butzier - AECOM.
Our next pick-up will be in August, date to be determined. Hopefully we will get a little better participation.

Sponsor Feature - TO Engineers

Sponsor Feature - American Geotechnics
Upcoming WTS SW Idaho Chapter Events

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho - Lunch and Learn on June 
27 th  from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at ACHD.

Connie Miller, President, ICON Credit Union - Leadership presentation (with breakfast) on July 30th from 8:00am to 9:30am at ITD District 3, Large Conference Room.

Ada County Emergency Management System - Lunch and Learn on August 27th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Ada County Emergency Operations Center.

For more on Corporate & Event Partnerships contact Donn Carnahan