Discover Engineering
National Engineers’ Week - February 19 - 25, 2017

Founded by NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) in 1951, EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Today, EWeek is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life, EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce.

Resources: • NSPE website • Discover Engineering website • DE’s Chemical Engineering page • Facebook link

Local Engineers’ Week event - Thursday, February 16th Dinner Celebration, Sponsored by the MESC (Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council - AIChE, Metro NY is a MESC Member)

The Second Avenue Subway Project
Q Line Second Avenue Subway

Keynote Speaker: Anthony D’Amico, Executive Vice President, MTA Capital Construction Company

Abstract: After a brief introduction about MTA Capital Construction’s $20 Billion of projects in a dense urban environment like New York City, Mr. D’Amico will speak about the experiences of planning, funding and building the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway. He will present a brief history of the project, talk about the challenges faced in its execution and give a brief overview of the next steps in implementing its following phases.

Costs: $50.00 – mailed reservations and check required by Thursday, February 9th. No "At Door" payment accepted. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DINNER (Details below.)


PDH: 1 PDH (expected) for this meeting

Venue: District Council 37 (AFSCME AFL-CIO) Headquarters, 125 Barclay Street, between Greenwich and West Streets, near the World Trade Center.

Travel: E Train to WTC; PATH to WTC; also A,C,1,2,3,4,5 Lines to Fulton St; R and W Lines to Cortlandt St.

Times: 5:30 pm - Registration, Rm: 1 • 6:00 pm - Buffet Dinner, Rm: 1 • Program: 7:00 pm, Rm: 1
7:00 - 7:25 Welcome & Introductions: Wasyl Kinach, P.E., MESC Chair
7:25 - 7:45 Presentation of Mayor’s Proclamation
7:45 - 7:50 Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Otto Maatsch, ASCE Representative
7:50 - 8: 45 Keynote Address- Speaker: Anthony D’Amico, Executive Vice President, MTA Capital Construction Company

Reservations: Please mail your check made payable to “MESC” and mail it with the tear-off below to:
MESC, PO Box 1981, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008
Fee Enclosed: __________________ Phone #: _________________________
First Name: ___________________ Last Name: ________________________
Company: _______________________ Society: ________________________
Address:_______________________________ E-Mail ___________________
City: ___________________________ State: __________ Zip: ____________

Wasyl Kinach, via e-mail:, or Phone: (212) 669-2203
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