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Unformatted text preview: ASSOCIATION OF STATE DAM SAFETY OFFICIALS Working 2‘0 improve dot/72 35993312” 2796 USA ASDSO 2009-2010 Board of Directors Da Vid A. Gutierrez, P.E. (President) California John H. May/e, P.E. (President Elect) New Jersey Zahir “Bo ” Bolourchi, P.E. (Treasurer) Louisiana Jason Campbell (Secretary) Illinois RobertK. Martinez; P.E. (Immediate Past President) Nevada Jason Boyle, P.E. Minnesota Dennis R. Dickey, P.E. Pennsylvania Patrick J. Diederich, P.E. Nebraska John Falk, P.E. Idaho Mark R. Haynes, P.E. Colorado Jonathan Kelsch, P.E. North Dakota Brian Long West Virginia M. Q. “Gas” Taherian, M.S. M a ryl a n d Tom Woos/ey, P.E. Georgia John W. France, P.E. URS Corporation Affiliate Member Advisory Committee Chair January 5, 2010 MEMORANDUM TO: US. Universities FROM: Sarah McCubbin-Cain, ASDSO Information Specialist RE: ASDSO Scholarship Program and 2010 Student Paper Competition The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) is a national non-profit association dedicated to ensuring the safety of the nation's dams. As such, it has an integral interest in developing future leaders in the field. This year ASDSO will award up to $10,000 in scholarships to undergraduates planning careers related to the field of dam safety, and up to $1,500 to winners of its second annual Student Paper Competition. Enclosed are materials on each. ASDSO's Student Paper Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students at US. universities. Non-students may co-author papers, but only students are eligible for prizes. Abstracts are due February 10, 2010. Applications for ASDSO Undergraduate Scholarships must be postmarked by March 31, 2010. Students planning to graduate in May/December 2011 are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the application form. Please copy, post, and distribute the enclosed materials to students who may be interested in these opportunities. Both are also available through www.damsafety.org (Our Community: Students/Academia). For additional copies, please contact Jennifer Burns or Sarah McCubbin-Cain at 859-257—5140 or info@damsafety.org. Thank you for your support and participation. Lori C. Spragens, EX. Dir - 450 Old Vine St. - Lexington, KY 40507 a 859/257—5140 0 Fax: 859/323—1958 - info@damsafety.org Dam Safety 2010 Student Paper Competition if: Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts: Students may submit abstracts of up to 400 words and a full paper outline or 2—3 page summary online or by email. Winners will present their papers at Dam Safety 2010, ASDSO’s Annual National Conference, to be online " complete the Smeitta' form at held in SeattleI September 19_23I 2010 : www.damsafety.org: “Conferences & Training.” The Association of State Dam Safety Officials ‘ (ASDSO) Announces its Second Annual Student Paper Competition. ASDSO invites students to submit papers on top- Ema“ ‘ AttaCh the abStraCt and paper oumne or ics related to dam and levee safety, including engi- detaile‘j summary PrOVide in the bOdy 0f the neering, geology, hydrology, hydraulics, environ- emailméssage: " . paper title; mental & agricultural sciences, design, construc— I I I tion, risk, hazard mitigation, emergency manage- ' name MU” ConteI‘CtI'“f9f9r pr'mary aUth0r(S)a . name of academic Institution; ment, floods, floodplain management, case stud- I I . academic major & level; ies, security, policy issues & more. I . enrollment status In Feb. 2010 (FT, PT or co-op); _ . names, titles & affiliations of all co-authors; . notice of intent to present at Dam Safety 2010. A3081 I am In APE fiffliiflt. Dates: 35:: . February 10, 2010—Abstracts due 7ij . March 26—ASDSO invites full papers . June 2—Draft papers due . June 23—Awards announced . July 28—Final revised papers due ’ Prizes and Recognition: . ASDSO will award up to $1500 in prizes. .Winning papers will be published in the Dam Safety 2010 Proceedings. All other entries will be reviewed for entry in the Dam Safety 2010 Poster Session. . ASDSO will recognize prize winners at the Dam Safety 2010 Awards Banquet, in the ASDSO newsletter, and in the quarterly Journal of Dam Safety. Eligibitity: . Students must be actively pursuing a degree at a US. college or university at the time of the ab- stract deadline (February 10, 2010). . Full-time, part-time and cooperative education students are eligible. .Award winners must present their papers at Dam Safety 2010. (Conference registration fees will be waived for all student attendees.) . Papers may be coauthored by faculty or col- leagues who are not students, but only student authors who present papers are eligible for pnzes. . Papers cannot have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. www.damsafety.org Contact: Sarah McCubbin-Cain, info@damsafety.org, 859-257-5140 Association of State Dam Safety Officials UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMIT APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS POSTMARKED BY MARCH 31, 2010 TO: Association of State Dam Safety Officials 450 Old Vine St, 2nd FIoor Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 257-5140 Fax: (859) 323-1958 info@damsafety.org ASSOCIATION OF STATE DAM SAFETY OFFICIALS BACKGROUND The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) was founded in 1984 with these stated goals: To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on dam safety issues. To foster interstate and inter-governmental cooperation in dam safety. To provide information and assistance to state dam safety programs and to the ASDSO membership. To provide representation of state interests before Congress and federal agencies responsible for dam safety. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state dam safety programs. Recognizing that one of the keys to achievement of these goals is the development of well-trained technical persons with an interest in one of the many scientific fields related to dam safety, ASDSO established its Dam Safety Scholarship Program in 1992. THE SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships up to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2010/2011 school year. Successful recipients must be US. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2010/2011 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2011 will be eligible for the 2010 scholarship. Minimum Criteria - Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic adv'isor. They must also submit a typewritten essay on the topic: What is ASDSO and why is dam safety important. Basis for Award - The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines: Academic Scholarship Financial Need . Work Experience/Activities Essay OOOO ASDSO will be the final determiner in each instance as to which applicants will be recipients of a scholarship. Final Application Date - Application forms can be obtained by writing to ASDSO at the address below and must be postmarked no later than March 29, 2010. Announcement of successful candidates will be made in June of 2010. WHERE TO SEND APPLICATION Send all applications and accompanying materials to: Association of State Dam Safety Officials 450 Old Vine St., 2nd Floor Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Questions call: (859) 257-5140 Fax: (859) 323-1958 info@damsafety.org Additional applications are available on ASDSO’s web site: www.damsafety.org ASSOCIATION OF STATE DAM SAFETY OFFICIALS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION A. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Expected Graduation Date Name (Mr. or Ms.) Permanent Mailing Address City State Zip Temporary Mailing Address City State Zip ( )___________ ( ) Permanent Phone Number Cell Phone Number Email address where we can contact you in June ‘10 Student Member of ASDSO? Yes No ' Date of Birth Social Security Number Are you a US. Citizen? Yes No B. ACADEMIC ADVISOR: Name Title (if applicable) Address Phone City State Zip Email Address C. EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION: T College or University Dates Major Field of Study Previous Degree(s) Received Grade Point Average (for all college courses) ' Class Rank Have you previously been awarded a scholarship, fellowship or grant? Yes __ No _______ If yes, where? Amount? D. ATTACH THE FOLLOWING TO THIS APPLICATION: 1. Transcripts of all university education (up through Fall 2010 semester) 2. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the academic advisor (Copy the attached Reference Form as needed.) 3. Essay including proposed curriculum of study E. ESSAY: Prepare a typewritten essay of approximately 500 words on the topic: 1) What is your proposed curriculum of study?, and 2) What is ASDSO and why is dam safety an important field of practice?. Place the title and your name at the top of the page. F. CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS: This section should be completed by the parent, guardian, or applicant (if self-supporting). If this section is not completed, it will be assumed that no financial need exists. 1. Family's Gross Annual Income $ and Net Taxable Income $ fer year (as reported to the IRS). 2. Number of other children who will be in college during the next four years, and the estimated annual amount to be contributed by the family toward their education (exclude the applicant). 3. Information on Applicant's Father: Name Living? Yes_ No Address City State Employer Occupation 4. Information on Applicant's Mother: Name Living? Yes _ No Address City State _ Employer Occupation 5. Information on Applicantif Self-Supporting: Employer Occupation 6. Name of individual who supports the applicant 7. Annual Education Costs I 8. If the individual named in #6 is someone other than Applicant's father or mother, please complete the following: Relationship of Individual to Applicant Address City State Employer Occupation I hereby certify the above information accurately reflects my current financial status and has been verified by the Financial Aid Office. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Applicant Date G. ACTIVITIES: Work Experience. List thejobs (including part-time and summerjobs) you have held since entering college. 1 Employer Duties 2. Employer Duties —————————-—————_——_—_———_—___ 3. Employer W— Duties ———-———-—-———————_——————_—_._—_——_——_—_ 4. Employer -———-————————.——_—h_—__—_— Duties Activities. List your on-campus and off-campus extracurricular activities (other than jobs), in the order of interest to you, in which you have been involved since entering college. (Please continue on a separate sheet if required). ' 1. Activity Your Most Significant Contribution 2 'Activity Your Most Significant Contribution 3 'Activity Your Most Significant Contribution 4 'Activity Your Most Significant Contribution Professional Activities and Memberships. List professional activities and memberships (other than jobs) in which you have been involved during college. (Please continue on a separate sheet if required.) 1. Activity or Membership Your Most Significant Contribution 2 Activity or Membership Your Most Significant Contribution 3. Activity or Membership Your Most Significant Contribution Honors. List and describe any special honors and scholarships you have won, either in or out of school, since you have entered college. (Please continue on a separate sheet if required.) Signature Date Association of State Dam Safety Officials ED 450 Old Vine, 2nd Floor ED Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 257-5140 Fax: (859) 323-1958 info@damsafety.org ASSOCIATION OF STATE DAM SAFETY OFFICIALS SCHOLARSHIP REFERENCE FORM Name of Applicant: Instructions to the writer: Please state below your opinion of the applicant's abilities as a student or employee and potential for future leadership in the field of dam engineering and safety. Any additional comments you might wish to make are welcome. When you have completed the form, please place it in an envelope, seal the envelope, Sign your name across the sealed flap to ensure confidentiality, and give the envelope tO the applicant so the applicant can return a complete application. Date applicant can be expected to complete degree requirements: Institution Signature ( )________ . Telephone Number Name (prInted or typed) Date Position or Title Email Address ...
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