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Dear ASCE Members:

I want to congratulate Dakota McKee, Designer (EIT) of Benesch for being elected to the

ASCE Wichita Branch Secretary position for the 2023-2024 Board. Dakota McKee grew up in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from K-State in the spring of 2022 with a bachelors in civil engineering. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and dogs and he’s an enthusiast of the Kansas City Chiefs and any K-State sport.


I look forward to seeing all of you at the annual Steak Fry on June 15th at Botanica, the Wichita Branch’s last event for the 2022-2023 Board. It has been a great year serving as President, the Board has been very supportive in trying different things like the well-attended Trivia Night as well as consolidating the Branch’s website with the ASCE Kansas Section. Thanks to our soon to be President Layla McDaniel, P.E., this year had excellent monthly meeting topics. A couple of my favorite events this year were the tours at the Wichita Concrete Pipe facility and the new Scheels store at Town East Square.


I will be transitioning to Past-President after the June meeting, where I will be contacting the local Civil Engineering companies to assist in Hands on Engineering at the Advance Learning Library which is the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 am. I will also coordinate the Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, once in the fall 2023 and once again in the spring 2024. Thanks for your continued support in the ASCE Wichita Branch! I am glad through the generous support of our local Civil Engineering Community, the annual Steak Fry will be able to continue to provide financial support to the annual STEM grant awarded to area teachers and award the R. Spencer Delamater, P.E. Scholarship to a Benedictine College, K-State, or KU Civil Engineering student.

Scott Lindebak, P.E.

ASCE – Wichita Branch President

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How do I become involved?

Opportunities for involvement in ASCE are welcome whether you are a past president or new resident to our great state.  We would be happy to have your help in making our society better.

Become an officer: Every spring we begin our search for new officers.  Make it easy on us and reach out to us if you would like to run for office.  There are openings every year on the Branch and Section boards.

Attend our events.  Attend our flagship event KansasCEcon that occurs towards the end of summer.  During the school year, attend lunch meetings in Wichita, volunteer for STEM outreach, participate in a highway cleanup (with provided dinner following), or get involved in advocacy from your computer or in person via the ASCE legislative Fly In.

Volunteer.  Service is not just for officers.  If you have a particular talent, let us know.  We'll make a spot for you if needed.  Would you like to be social chair, communications chair, write newsletters or work with kids?  Do you want to simply volunteer or lead an event?  Opportunities for involvement go beyond Kansas with ASCE by getting involved in Advocacy.  Share your passion  through ASCE; we want to find a way to get you involved.

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