Many engineering organizations offer a combination of networking opportunities, diverse technical lectures and seminars, topical publications, government advocacy, or public awareness and outreach programs. BSCES, however, is unique. It offers all of these benefits as well as many others with a single membership.
BSCES sponsors over fifty events annually. The various technical programs, advocacy and outreach undertakings, younger member events, and project tours offer unique opportunities to meet fellow professionals across various disciplines. Members attend these and other events at a reduced cost. Furthermore, members are also able to join any of the technical groups, institute chapters, and committees that run BSCES. See the events calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.
Diverse Technical Lectures and Seminars
Most of the fifty events that BSCES sponsors annually are technical presentations. Many of these are evening dinner lectures but they also include biennial Structural Lecture Series, Ladd Lecture, and Casagrande Lecture, the annual Freeman Lecture, Lawler Lecture, and Keville Dinner, various NHI courses, workshops, and webinars. BSCES is comprised of eight technical groups and institute chapters (Coasts Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute Boston Chapter; Construction Institute Boston Chapter; Engineering Management Group; Environmental and Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter; Geo-Institute Boston Chapter; Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter; Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter; and the Younger Member Group) that sponsor most of these events but other committees such as the Southeastern Massachusetts Committee and Program Committee also sponsor such events. See the events calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.
BSCES publishes an extensive monthly newsletter. Subject matters include technical issues, project summaries, and legislative matters. BSCES is also the only section that publishes its own Engineering Journal. Past issues of the journal are also available for purchase.
BSCES sponsors numerous government advocacy programs. The Government Affairs & Professional Practice Committee advocates for legislation that supports our profession locally and nationally. This includes building awareness for the need of long-term, sustainable funding for our infrastructure. BSCES sponsors a Legislative Fellow who serves as a staff member to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation. Members actively participate in ASCE’s Fly-In in Washington, DC and Engineers and Land Surveyors Day in Boston.
Public Awareness and Outreach
The Public Awareness & Outreach Committee, Student Chapters Committee, and Younger Member Group sponsor numerous activities that promote STEM education, K-12 outreach, interaction between students and professionals, mentorships, and college advocacy. BSCES supports ten student chapters throughout the commonwealth and awards over $40,000 in awards, scholarships, and grants annually. BSCES also has a television show, supports volunteer efforts like Engineers Without Borders and the Greater Boston Food Bank, and fosters sustainable growth through our Sustainability Committee.
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Please note: BSCES membership is handled through ASCE. To update your contact information, please visit their Manage Your Account page.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact us at 617/227-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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