Archive for February, 2010

Professional Development Opportunity

When: Tuesday, March 23rd . (5:30 dinner, 6:00 presentation)
Where: Kleinfelder office
7802 Barton Street
Lenexa, KS 66214

Presenter: James Smith-Vandergriff, P.E.

Topic: Geotechnical and Construction Materials Testing

Preliminary Agenda:
1) General overview of Geotechnical Testing and Geotechnical Recommendations
2) General overview of CoMET (Construction Materials and Engineering Testing)
3) Example projects
4) Laboratory tour

ASCE will be providing food for this event. Therefore, please RSVP to Reid Strain by Friday, March 19th so he can order the proper amount of food and have enough seats for everyone.

Please contact Reid Strain ( for more info.

ASCE Younger Members March Meeting

The KC Younger Members Group want to invite everyone to the March 2010 Younger Member meeting.

When: Tuesday, March 16th (5:30 social, 6:00 meeting)

The Well
7421 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64114

Please contact Holly Boomsma (, if you would like to find out more about the KC ASCE Younger Members Group.

Wyandotte County Lake Parks Trails Cleanup

Saturday, March 27th, Trail Masons Association will be having a WyCo Trails cleanup. This meeting will be a joint effort between BHC Rhodes and ASCE KCYMG.

UMKC’s Student ASCE chapter will also be cosponsoring this event.

Trail Masons Association organizes trail rehabs and new trails in parks throughout the US. We assisted with a trails clean up in June of last year. Some of the tasks that we helped with were building new trail and cleaning up some old trails.  Duties may include anything from raking leaves in trails to hauling rock and building level pathways on sides of hills for trail.  It was a great opportunity to not only meet people outside of our group, but also allowed us to see what a great trail system we have here in KC!

Plans are for the day to start at 8:00 AM and meet at the entrance to Shelter 9 and the Boys Scout area. Click here to view a map.

This is a great opportunity to meet and network with others associated with ASCE YMG, BHC Rhodes, and the UMKC Student Chapter. If you have any questions, please contact me at for additional information, and to get signed up to help out with this wonderful opportunity.