Mississippi River Saint Anthony Falls Lake Phalen Spoon Bridge and Cherry Mississippi River Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Slide 2 Minneapolis–Saint Paul Slide 3 Mississippi River fall foliage Mississippi River Saint Paul




**Welcome to our new website! We are working hard to provide our members with meaningful content in an accessible and responsive platform. If you notice any issues during this transition, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know. Thank you!**

JANUARY MEETING: Capacity Building & Inland Navigation in the Amazon River Basin

In January, please join us for lunch and a presentation on the Brazil-USACE Partnership.

USACE signed their first 5-year agreement with the Brazilian Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DNIT) in 2016 to provide technical assistance and capacity building support to inland navigation projects throughout Brazil. To accomplish this, USACE regularly embeds one or more Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) within DNIT’s office in Brasilia, Brazil to assist and collaborate with Brazilian engineers to improve navigation reliability, safety, and efficiency throughout the year. Inland navigation in Brazil is problematic during the dry season (August – October), as shallow water depths require convoys to either light‐load their barges or increase their travel time as they navigate around sand shoals and/or rock outcrops. This presentation will provide an overview of the DNIT‐USACE program, discuss DNIT’s mission to increase navigation reliability (particularly in the Amazon River Basin), walk through a case study of the Madeira River feasibility project, and discuss the cultural and social aspects of working in Brazil.

Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm, Networking and optional taco bar lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Technical presentation

Location: Grumpy's Bar and Grille (2801 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN)

Register for the event.

Thank you!

Thank you to all our presenters and those who attended our roundtable discussion on the Human Side of Engineering at the December meeting!

Member Notices

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a Proposal/Pursuit Specialist, located in one of our Midwest offices, to support the Federal and Government Business Unit. This full-time position includes an excellent benefits, salary package and advancement opportunities for the right candidate. For more information and to apply, go to www.hanson-inc.com

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District is seeking a Senior Structural engineer to resolve complicated engineering problems and make decisions on the design, analysis, and evaluation of project features. These projects support inland navigation, flood risk management, environmental restoration, and emergency response to disasters. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547524600. Please contact Mike Dahlquist with any questions at michael.s.dahlquist@usace.army.mil or at (651) 290-5571.

MSP Events

2020 Joint Engineer Training Conference
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
End Date/Time:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every year on 5 May until 5/5/2020 (total 1 events)
Normal Priority
National Events

Held each May, the SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo is the premier education and training conference for engineers and related professionals working in the A/E/C industry and focused on developing solutions that benefit national security, including uniformed sevice members, federal, state and municipal civilians, and private sector industry firms. JETC is held at each year at different locations throughout the country and co-hosted by the local SAME Post. JETC also includes several events connected to SAME’s national operations, including the Board of Direction meeting, Society Ball & Awards Gala, and the annual Post Awards Breakfast. Visit the conference website for more information.

2020 – Washington, DC
2021 – Portland, OR
2022 – Aurora, CO
2023 – San Antonio, TX

Owned by Minneapolis-SP Webmanager On Wednesday, September 4, 2019