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March 2018

01-Mar-2018 7:08 AM | Greg Gdowski, PhD (Administrator)

It is with a sad heart that the Rochester Engineering Society mourns the loss of one of its own.  Barry Quinn, a warm individual, past president, and friend of the society passed on February 10th.  Barry's spirit for voluntarism included 20+ years of service with NYSATE (including selection as Transportation Engineer of the Year), E3 Fair (an Engineering fair funded by local engineering societies) and a great passion for the RES scholarship program. Based on the recommendation of the family, RES has made a donation in Barry's memory to the Czeutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.

It is appropriate that we get ready to acknowledge our newest scholarship award recipients.  Michelle Sommerman, the current Scholarship chairperson, and the Scholarship committee have made selections on eight new recipients.  They will be celebrated at our upcoming GALA on April 14th along with the awards for the 2017 RES Engineer of the Year, 2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the year, two Finalists for the Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year, and four Engineers of Distinction.  A special thank you goes out to the teams that help to interview, review, and select our award recipients.

If you have never attended or it has been a while since you have been to the RES GALA, please consider joining us this year.  There are great things in store for this year's event.  The popular silent auction is back, Ashley Dorzbacher will be the MC again, and we continue to make the event lighter and more lively. Check out the details on the RES website, along with the many great sponsors for the Gala this year!

Remember to get your ticket for the RES GALA at the Riverside Convention Center on April 14th.  See more information at www.roceng.org/RES-Gala or email res@frontiernet.net

Mike Triassi
RES President

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