So, it has been a very busy June at ESWP! Looking back, the month has just flown by and I can’t believe the month is almost over.
We began the month with the 34th Annual International Bridge Conference in National Harbor, MD, attracting almost 1,300 attendees and a record-high number of exhibitors. The four day conference was very well received, indicated by the many, many positive comments we received onsite and in our post-conference surveys.
Then, the ESWP Program Committee planned two great events, including our annual PNC Park Tailgate Party, and the Women’s Roundtable Luncheon. What an honor it was to have three commissioner chairs of Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland Counties participate in a panel discussion moderated by KDKA’s Jon Delano! (pictured below) Mr. Delano featured excerpts of the discussion on the evening news.
In between these events, our International Water Conference webinar series conducted another successful webinar, and our “Board Serves You” June installment went off without a hitch! Don’t forget the ESWP Dining Room will close over the week of July 4, and we look forward to serving you again on our re-opening of July 10.
Save the date now for July 19 to come in for lunch to see 1st Vice-President Bob Ward and Board Secretary Jamie McMaster at the July “Board Serves You” lunch. Have a happy and safe 4th!
We have a couple of great events planned for June at ESWP. Our annual PNC Park tailgate event is set for June 14 – this is a great night out at the ‘ol ballyard. Save the date.
On June 27, our two celebrity servers, (Bob Roell and Chris Hill), will be serving you in the dining room, that is, if you come out to lunch that day! This monthly event has been a lot of fun for everyone in attendance. Reservations, please.
And our third event in June is the Women’s Roundtable Luncheon on June 28. Remember: Men are welcome! The guests for this event are three local county commissioners -check our event page for details and to make a reservation.
Remember that ESWP will be closed over the week of July 4. Have a safe and happy summer holiday break!
“DAVE, DAVE, DAVE” …that was the cheer from guests in the Executive Dining Room for Dave Borneman, showing their appreciation for his efforts while participating in our “We Serve You” luncheon on April 18. Dave joined Tammi Halapin to deliver first-class service to more than 80 diners that day. These monthly events have been a real highlight in the ESWP Executive Dining Room. We hope that you consider joining us for the May installment. Check our home page for upcoming dates and celebrity servers!
” I just wanted to send you a quick email on behalf of my daughter Alyssa. Alyssa started the sixth grade this year and is currently enrolled in an after school STEM. The program is set up to help kids deepen their understanding in engineering, math, science and technology. Alyssa’s class has been learning a lot about engineering in science this year, so she has been super excited to dive into this STEM program after school. Alyssa has been doing research on her own at night and my one requirement is she can only go on safe and kid friendly websites and of course I am over her shoulder most of the time. Last night, Alyssa came across your page http://eswp.com/students/student-interest. I just wanted to personally thank you for making it. You have some great resources and information that really taught her a lot about STEM. Thank you so much, Taylor”
BIG Thanks to ESWP Directors Bob Czerniewski and Jennifer Nolan-Kremm for participating in the March installment of the “Board Serves You” luncheon. 60 guests attended today’s luncheon in the ESWP Members Dining Room, and Chef Kevin delivered entrees from a select menu with choice like Medallions of Tenderloin, Virginia Spots, and Veal Milanese and others. These monthly events are a great way for members and guests to gather and enjoy a great lunch all while supporting ESWP! Look for the April “Board Serves You” luncheon coming soon!
Our first “The Board Serves You” luncheon was a huge success! More than 70 guests enjoyed lunch on February 28, served to them by celebrity servers ESWP President Dan Cessna and ESWP Director Michelle Antantis. What a great site to see the ESWP Executives Dining room filled to capacity without an empty table in sight! Don’t miss our next special luncheon on Tuesday, March 28. Reserve your spot now!
- Engineering the Olympics: http://graduatedegrees.online.njit.edu/resources/msce/msce-infographics/winter-olympics-vs-summer-olympics/
- Closing the Gender Gap in Engineering & STEM: http://graduatedegrees.online.njit.edu/resources/msee/msee-infographics/closing-the-gender-gap/
- 5 Civil Engineering Failures that led to New Designs & Technologies: http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/civil-engineering-failures/?g=infographics&t=msce
- The Benefits and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles: http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/autonomous-vehicles/
- The Benefits of Sustainable Engineering: http://graduate.norwich.edu/resources-mce/infographics-mce/the-benefits-of-sustainable-engineering/
Thanks to the more than 420 guests who attended ESWP’s 133rd Annual Banquet on February 15, the event was a big success. Held at the Westin Hotel, the evening was filled with good food and fellowship, uplifting messages and entertaining presentations. Congratulations to all of the award recipients in our Project of the Year program as well as ESWP’s Engineer of the Year, Jim Foringer of PennDOT District 11-0, and a special recognition for Dr. Deb Lange upon receiving ESWP’s Metcalf Award, the first female to do so in the history of the 53-year old award.
The ESWP staff is back at it after our holiday break! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season.
Stop by for lunch, the dining room is open Monday – Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm. Look for our new menu items to be announced soon.
Also, now is the time to make those Banquet Reservations for February 15th at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Info can be found here.
More than 120 attended the December 7 “Women’s Forum” held at ESWP. It was a great day for all attendees who participated in this informal “town hall” style discussion, led by Cheryl Moon-Sirianni. Panelists from the A/E/C professions included Wendy Berrill, Ellen McLean, Lori Musto and Joyce Markosky. Keep on the lookout for the next Women’s Forum.