Sadly, this is my final President’s message. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. The Sacramento Section has accomplished a lot through the hard work and dedication of the board members and volunteers. I cannot say thank you enough to the board. I am truly honored to have been part of such a great organization and will continue to support the section for years to come. 

Over the last year, the Sacramento Section successfully accomplished all of events we traditionally host each year on top of a few new ones.  Here are some of the highlights:      

  • Supported numerous Girl Scouts of America events
  • Hosted Dream Big in Imax, which included 350+ K-12 students, parents, and ASCE members
  • Supported a local robotics team to take place in the national competition
  • Supported Engineers Without Borders (EWB) so they could travel to one of their three project sites
  • Supported the Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair
  • Attended the Multi-Regional Leadership Conference (MRLC) along with representatives our active Student Chapters, Branches, and Younger Member Forum (YMF)
  • Attended ASCE Student Chapter events providing resume workshops, industry panels, and mock interviews
  • Hosted Section Individual and Project awards and upgraded the awards submissions process so it is more user friendly
  • Participated in the Region 9 Fly-in
  • Conducted a YMF/Student Technical Symposium for the first time

I’m looking forward to transitioning the Sacramento Section officers into their new positions at the upcoming Individual Awards Banquet on September 21. We would love to see you there. To register, click here


Elias Karam, P.E., M.ASCE
Sacramento Section President 2016-2017