President's Message

Peter NarsavageCentral Ohio  Section Members:

Our September lunch meeting was well worth the time to drive to Newark. Brad Lepper, Ph.D., from the Ohio History Connection gave an interesting talk about the Hopewell earthworks, and then we were able to visit them in person. It wasn't until I was standing in the middle of the earthworks that I could truly appreciate their size and the amount of effort and planning that had to go into their construction. Even today with all of our technology, I think it would be a challenging task to align the mounds with the rising and setting of the moon, as they did 2,000 years ago. Many thanks to our new member-at-large, Phil Hinson, for making the arrangements for the lunch and tour.

If you would like to see a few photos of our trip to Newark, you can see them on our new Instagram account, , or just search for CentralOhioASCE (all one word) and follow us.

I am pleased to announce that two members have stepped up to help the section out. Sheena Marston has volunteered to take over as newsletter editor, and Peyman Majidi will be our new secretary this year. I am truly grateful to them.

Finally, please join us for the October luncheon on October 18. If you are a professional engineer, you know that the new continuing education requirements include ethics training. We have John Greenhalge, the executive director of Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, giving a talk on the laws and rules related to sealing engineering and surveying work product, including the use of electronic seals, how to protect your seal in accordance with Ohio law, and the penalties for plan stamping. I hope to see your there.

Peter Narsavage, P.E.
President – ASCE Central Ohio Section