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Are you worried about how COVID-19 will affect your future career plans? How about losing motivation from distant learning? Curious to know how students and early career engineers battled this situation in 2008? Tune in via Zoom on Tuesday April 21st at 7:00pm where Jason Havens P.E. will be guest speaking to discuss how he and his peers adapted to the previous economic change. You may recognize Jason as he gave a talk on engineering ethics at one of our GBMS this past fall. Jason is an UB alumnus and former UB ASCE member, adjunct professor, past president of the ASCE Buffalo section, and currently a project manager for Clark Patterson Lee. The meeting details are as follows. We hope to see you! Wakil Pranto is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: ASCE General Body Meeting - Guest Speaker Jason Havens Time: Apr 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 952 092 320 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Elections This week we were notified that the SA Board of Directors still has to vote on how clubs can conduct their elections. The final decision on such may not come out till mid-late April. Therefore, we are extending the nomination period! If you know anyone interested or are interested yourself, please take a look at all of the positions available and simply enter your or someone else's name and UBIT (if known), on the document below. If you haven't yet, candidates should prepare a 1-2 minute written speech, including information such as their involvement/experiences in ASCE, their other qualifications, and why they are running for their respective position(s). Candidates should send their speeches to by Saturday 4/11 @ 11:59 PM. Make sure to stay tuned for election updates in the coming weeks! Apparel Sale Thanks to everyone who planned on purchasing apparel as well as our PR Chair, Ihab, who set up the sale. Unfortunately, SA has officially cancelled our apparel sale. Since all monetary transactions were handled through the SA ticket office, you will receive a refund through SA. Helping the Community Our faculty adviser, Todd Snyder, was recently featured on UB's website. Snyder is a co-owner of the micro-distillery "Niagara Craft Spirits Distillery and Tasting Room" in Cambria, NY. He has been helping the community during this health crisis by using his distillery to make hand sanitizer, and then giving it away free of charge! Check out this article on how he made this quick production transition. If you would like to show your appreciation, it would be nice to send him an email at Also, once the university reopens and if you happen to see him, please thank him for his efforts to help the Western New York community during these times.

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