2017 Conference Recap

The ASCE Florida Section would like to take a moment to thank all those who participated in our Annual Conference. It is because of your support that our Section is the organization it is today. None of this would be possible without the countless individuals & organizations who attended, gave presentations, or sponsored this event.





(L-R) Chris Rader, Bruce Lawson, and Kristina Swallow

In 2016 the Florida Section was approached by Florida Section Past President E. Bruce Lawson, PE, who had a vision to create a scholarship fund to benefit our next generation of engineering professionals.  Little did he know this had been a regular discussion among recent Section leadership and his very large personal contribution helped to kicked off an effort that would see $20,000 in contributions from Florida Section Past Presidents and other leadership along with matching funds from the Florida Engineering Foundation and Section reserves.  The Florida Section Past President's Scholarship Fund is now formally established with $60,000 in seed funds and will be awarded annually beginning 2017. Bruce went even further to contribute the funds for the 2017 scholarship fund award while the endowment has an opportunity to grow in the upcoming year. It is people like Bruce who truly make an impact on the future, and who shape the future for the engineers to come.

Inaugural Past President's Scholarship
Lisette Meyer

Lisette is currently a student at Florida Atlantic University. She pursued her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and is now striving

for her Master of Science degree in environmental engineering. She is extremely active in the FAU ASCE student chapter, and is currently furthering her research on pollution from methanol additives in fracking fluids. She intends to continue her career as a research professor and mentor students interested in research. She was selected as the College of Engineering and Computer Science 2016 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year at the Honors Convocation. She also earned the 2017 Karl K. Stevens Scholarship and the 2017 University Scholar award for the top student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and was an honorable mention finalist for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which is the highest ever finish in this national competition by an FAU student.

Education Committee Scholarship
Curtis Scott Darrow

Curtis is a student of the Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida. He has also been a student striving

for academic success and was one of the top 5 students in the class of 180, demonstrating a technical proficiency in statics, structural behavior, and mathematics. He currently serves as the ASCE-UCF Student Treasurer and a Steel Bridge Captain. His contributions to the design of the UCF steel bridge led to placing at the Regional Steel Bridge Competition. His continued efforts, diligence, and maturity will greatly assist the chapter and student body at UCF.