|MOBILE CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
Our speaker will be Mary Frances Stanford from the Baldwin County Commission. Ms. Stanford will speak on economic development in Baldwin County.
SUMMARY OF NOVEMBER MEETING
Daniel Craven, of the law firm Craven Wood and Norton, spoke on liability issues for engineers. Mr. Craven is a registered professional engineer and began his career with Alabama Power. Mr. Craven had several suggestions for engineers to reduce their liability risks:
1. Do not delegate too much.
The lecture lasted 45 minutes.
MOBILE CHAPTER NEWS BREIFS
Mathcounts is set for Februay 10, 2001 at Mobile Gas. The festivities will kick off at 12:00 noon. Volunteers are still needed for grading and proctoring. Please contact David Webber (342-1070) to volunteer.
The ASPE state summer conference in Sandestin is approaching quickly, please contact Kathryn Wilhelm ([email protected]) to provide your support. We are joining Louisiana and Mississippi this year for a tri-state conference. Organizing the conference is a major undertaking, so please contact Kathryn to volunteer.
The Mace Banquet is set for Friday, March 2. Tickets are available. Contact J.T. Little at 665-7151for tickets or any other information on the Mace Banquet.
STATE NEWS BRIEFS
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Mark your calendars for February 20, 2001 to attend Engineer's Day on Capitol Hill. The date has been set aside during national Engineer's Week to achieve maximum exposure of the engineering profession in our state. This date will coincide with the first few weeks of the 2001 Legislative Session so that the JECA-sponsored Legislative Reception will be well attended by our state legislators and government officials. The event will be held at the RSA Plaza Terrace in Montgomery. We hope that you will make plans to join us. A preliminary agenda is as follows:
5:00 pm - ?
NATIONAL NEWS BREIFS
To celebrate National Engineers Week's 50th Anniversary, why not engineer your way across America and visit the fascinating, remarkable, and just plain fun engineering achievements that are found in every corner of every state and all the places in-between.
With A Sightseer's Guide to Engineering, you'll know all the hot spots!
As the chair society of E-Week 2001, NSPE and its partners are creating this unique travel guide so that both adults and kids make sure they add some engineering achievements and activities, both famous and not-so-famous, to their vacation itineraries. NSPE is particularly looking for places that involve its visitors, be it through a tour, a ride, a special activity, etc.
Sights might include a college lab/research hub, an interesting manufacturing facility, a rollercoaster, a ski lift, the home town/museum of a famous engineer/inventor, a lighthouse, a telescope, and such obvious engineering marvels as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam, to name only a few.
We'd love to get your suggestions on the exciting places to visit where you live!
Go to the NSPE website at www.nspe.org to register.
THE HUMUROUS SIDE
You Might Be an Engineer if...
* your favorite James Bond character is "Q".
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David Webber Volkert & Associates,
Inc. ASPE Secretary 342-1070