Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November-December, which is held the first week of December. 

Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Dr # 100
Austin, TX 78759

11:45 AM  Social
12:00 PM Program & Lunch

 Fees **:   
 $   5* Students 
 $ 25* Current Members 
 $ 30* Non-Members 
 $ 15 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Students
 $ 30 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Members 
 $ 35 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Non-Members 

Note: In order to guarantee a meal, please pay for your registration through PayPal by the Friday before the meeting. No refunds after registration deadline.

To receive this fee, you have to finalize your registration and payment by the Friday before the meeting (registration deadline).
Otherwise, you will be charged the late registration fee

** Fees updated for 2017. Effective 1/1/2017.

 Maggiano's Little Italy

Upcoming events

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 26

    Cranes and Lifting: History and Hazards (Ethics)

    Presented By: Karl D. Stephan, Ingram School of Engineering, Texas State University


    From Egyptian pyramids to the newest skyscraper, construction of all but the smallest structures requires mechanical aids to lift building materials into place.  This talk will outline the different ways of lifting wood, masonry, steel, and other materials through history.  Ancient civilizations employed a surprising amount of ingenuity in constructing impressive edifices such as the Pyramids, the Parthenon, and Trajan's Tower.  Moving a 300-ton piece of stone would be a technical challenge even today, but a Renaissance architect succeeded in 16th-century Rome where Michelangelo failed.  Accidents have regrettably been a part of the construction industry since its inception, and one mishap during the reconstruction of Canterbury Cathedral in the 1100s was the genesis of a play by the modern mystery writer Dorothy Sayers.  Moving to the modern era, the presentation concludes with analyses of two recent fatal accidents involving cranes.


    Karl D. Stephan obtained a BSEE from Caltech, an M. Eng. from Cornell, and his Ph. D. at the University of Texas at Austin in microwave engineering. After sixteen years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he joined Texas State University-San Marcos in 2000, where he is now Professor in the Ingram School of Engineering. He has published over eighty journal and conference papers in the fields of microwave engineering, atmospheric physics, the history of technology, and engineering ethics.

Past events

26 Oct 2017 October Meeting
28 Sep 2017 September Meeting
24 Aug 2017 August Meeting
20 Jul 2017 July Meeting
22 Jun 2017 June Meeting
25 May 2017 May Meeting
03 May 2017 Charity Trivia
30 Mar 2017 March Meeting
09 Mar 2017 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
23 Feb 2017 February Meeting
26 Jan 2017 January Meeting
01 Dec 2016 December Meeting
20 Oct 2016 2016 State Conference
22 Sep 2016 September Meeting
25 Aug 2016 August Meeting
28 Jul 2016 July Meeting
01 Jun 2016 Salary Survey!
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