Monica M. Suter, PE, TE, PTOE for the City of Santa Ana, CA is currently an International Director with ITE. She previously served as Western District President (2008-2009) and promoted the profession with her “Getting to ‘Yes’ With the Public & Elected Officials” presentation. She manages an engineering team for the City of Santa Ana with 26 years of private and public sector experience. Ms. Suter joined ITE as a Michigan State University student. Since then she’s presented/published several International/District ITE papers, and served as a co-instructor for ITS Tech Transfer/UC Berkeley’s MUTCD Course. Ms. Suter is a Signals Technical Committee Member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and was an ITE Associate Member in 2011. She is currently an APWA Associate Member.
Please join us for our first General Meeting of the spring quarter this Thursday, April 4 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Gheorghe Rosca Jr., P.E., MBA as our guest speaker who will be talking about projects, Rail in Southern California, and Opportunities in the Industry. Free lunch as always will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading
ITE’s second meeting is this Thursday, Oct 11 during U-hour (12-1 PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Zaki Mustafa as our guest speaker. As the newly elected President of ITE, he will be discussing how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates and also how to get ahead and succeed in life. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
In cooperation with the Los Angeles Education Partnership and the East LA Renaissance School of Urban Planning and Design we will be developing and delivering a weekly course at the high school introducing students to Civil Engineering and the Transportation field. The students will be working on a “mini-capstone” project, which they will present to their friends and guests representing industry. We will be taking a real location and project, understand it, simplify it, and then teach it through once a week classes for nine weeks.
How you can help
We need volunteers to help organize and develop the course material. This is not as simple as it sounds. It will require reviewing and understanding the project documents to become familiar with the existing project. Then a simplified version must be developed, that would cover the core concepts of Civil Engineering, including the structural, geotechnical, environmental, and transportation engineering. Then the material must be effectively communicated to the students. This means organizing the material, providing examples and performing demonstrations, all the while making sure to cover the CA educational standards.
What you will get out of it
A 2 unit technical elective course is being put together for students who want to participate. This is also a great opportunity to really become involved in understanding what the basic fundamental concepts of Civil Engineering are. You can also develop your communication and presentation skills in front of an audience. As the saying goes, “Teaching is the highest form of understanding”.
There is much more to this project, so get in touch with us, and lets get started!
Inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to pedestrians and bicyclists so that they may enjoy a safe and pleasant recreation space, without the fear of car traffic. CicLAvia is a recurring free program that features interconnected routes throughout the Southern California region, creating a web of temporary public space where Angelenos are encouraged to make active use of their streets. Continue reading