ACEC New York Welcomes Amanda Smith. On August 8, Amanda Smith joined the ACEC New York Albany Office as the new Office Administrator. She comes to us from her previous position as a life skills coach for adults with developmental disabilities. She also has an extensive background in retail, as well as a long history of volunteer work, including involvement in Girls Inc. of the Capital Region and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Amanda will be working closely with President Jay Simson and Albany staff to manage operations and assist with financial duties in the Albany office. Amanda can be reached at (518) 452-8611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development of A/E Consultant Indirect Cost Rates Under FAR and the AASHTO Audit Guide: October 4-5. ACEC New York is presenting a limited two-day course in Albany on the AASHTO Audit Guide. This course is written for A/E consultants, subconsultants, CPA firms, and state, local, and federal agency staff. Space is limited to the first 40 registrations, one registration per firm. Registrations are first come, first serve. All registrations must be received by September 23, 2016. Sponsorship is available. To register, download the form and send to Erica Lavigne at email@example.com.
EEA Final Entries Accepted Until September 21. Those firms that submitted preliminary applications for the 2017 Engineering Excellence program have received further instructions on submitting their final entries. All final entries will be submitted in an electronic format. Final entries must be received by our office by September 21, 2016 or by September 28, 2016 with a $100 late processing fee. More information on submission guidelines, as well as the program FAQs, are available on the Engineering Excellence page of our website. For tips on how to make your entry stand out from the rest, view the recording of our “Preparing to Win” webinar.
Consider Donating to the 2016-17 Scholarship Fund. The ACEC New York Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for 2016-17. The Fund awards scholarships to undergraduate engineering students in New York State to promote the consulting engineering profession. Named scholarships reflect contributions of $2,500 or more and are awarded by the firm at an ACEC New York function. Firms can also contribute less than $2,500; these funds are combined into general ACEC New York Scholarships and used to help the Scholarship Fund grow. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, complete the online form and send payment by January 13, 2017.
NYS Engineering Career Fairs 2016-17. ACEC New York has prepared a list of 2016-17 dates for college and university career fairs throughout New York State. If you purchase branded promotional items for such events, consider our Promotional Products Program, which provides top-quality promotional items branded with your company’s logo and information at competitive rates.
EEA Moderators Needed. For the 50th Anniversary of the program, we are excited to announce that we have received over 150 preliminary entries for the 2017 Engineering Excellence competition! The judging program is scheduled for October 26 in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel. The Engineering Excellence Committee is seeking licensed design professionals to act as moderators for the competition. In advance of the judging, the Moderator receives copies of the entrant’s written and visual materials. Moderators prepare a presentation 5-7 minutes in length about the project to present to the judges. Each moderator receives 4-8 projects. If you would like to serve as a moderator, contact Erica Lavigne at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the category you are interested in moderating: (a) Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services, (b) Building/Technology Systems, (c) Structural Systems, (d) Surveying and Mapping Technology, (e) Environmental (f) Waste and Storm Water (g) Water Resources (h) Transportation (k) Energy and (l) Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities.