Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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ESWP Events!

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 Roelle 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!

“The Board Serves You” Highlight

“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!

Student Interest Comments

” 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 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”

ESWP Dining Event Recap

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!

‘The Board Serves You’ Update

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!

IBC News!

Congratulations to ESWP Member Victor E. Bertolina, P.E., of SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. on his induction as an IBC Honorary Member.  “Vic” has served on the IBC Executive Committee for more than 30 years, and served as General Chair of the conference in 1991. In 2009 the International Bridge Conference Executive Committee created an Honorary Membership Award to recognize the contributions of previous Committee Members with significant service to the International Bridge Conference.  This designation is based upon the ESWP bylaws, and membership category of the same name, and the qualifications are, the nominee must be a member of the Executive Committee for at least 25 years and must have served in the capacity of General Chairman.  This award has only been presented only six times in its existence.  We are pleased to recognize Victor E. Bertolina, P.E. with this special designation.  Vic received his special lapel pin at the ESWP Annual Banquet on February 15, 2017.

ESWP Awards of Distinction

Congratulations to the several ESWP Corporate members who were recognized through the ESWP Awards of Distinction program, as presented at the 2017 Annual Engineering Awards Banquet.  Firms include PJ Dick, Michael Baker International, Lennon Smith Souleret Engineering, Trumbull Corporation, and Gannett Fleming.  To view a full list of the award recipients, visit our Awards page, found here:

All members are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards program! Please set a reminder for Fall 2017 for our next open awards nomination period

Engineers Week Info

“That waiter looks a lot like the President”

That’s what we expect to hear on February 28 when ESWP President Dan Cessna of PennDOT takes to the floor of the ESWP Members Executive Dining Room, walking the walk that the ESWP is literally here to serve you! Dan, accompanied by fellow Board Member Michelle Antantis of Duquesne Light Company will be the celebrity waiters on that day. Save room on your lunch schedule now to be a part of the day.

ESWP Annual Banquet Recap

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.