Mid-Hudson Technical Societies Engineers Week

Engineering a Better World  


National Engineers Week 2006 Banquet

Tuesday evening, February 21, 2006


Check-in & cash bar at 5:00 pm.  Program/Dinner at 6:00 pm.  Adjourn by 9:00 pm.

Anthony’s Pier 9, 2975 Route 9W, New Windsor, NY 



Cheryl Massie, P.E.:  Sustainability – Setting the Standards for ‘Green’ Buildings 

Mrs. Massie, an electrical engineer at Flack and Kurtz, has served as project manager on several projects to include high-rise residential, corporate/commercial, and green buildings.  Mrs. Massie will describe the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED® Rating System and their influences on the building industry.  Based on her experiences, Mrs. Massie will explain current and emerging technologies used in green building design. 


Colonel Stephen Ressler, Ph.D., P.E.:  Engineering an Ancient Superweapon 

COL Ressler, the Vice Dean for Education at the United States Military Academy, was part of a civil engineering team that designed, built, and tested a full-scale working replica of an ancient Roman battering ram for a Discovery Channel documentary.  COL Ressler will describe how the team designed the ram and then overcame challenges to build and test it under austere conditions in Morocco.  His presentation will include a video clip of the ram in action along with reflections on the role that engineering can play in forming our understanding of history. 


 2 PDH credits are being sought for this program (bring your PE License)

Admission is by prepaid reservation only and is due by Tuesday, February 7, 2006.

Cost is $30 per professional or guest and $15 per student.

Please send the bottom of this page along with a check payable to SWE to:


c/o Daisie Boettner

221A Lee Road

West Point, NY  10996