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Gulf Coast Engineers and Scientists Emergency Assistance Project Launched

October 01, 2005

“Every engineer and environmental scientist in the United States can help the Gulf Coast restoration effort right now, just by passing on information about the Gulf Coast Engineers and Scientists Emergency Assistance Project at www.asfe.org.”
So says Daniel L. Harpstead, P.E., president of ASFE / The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit association established in 1969.

The Gulf Coast Engineers and Scientists Emergency Assistance Project comprises a series of five public forums on the ASFE website for use by Gulf Coast engineering and environmental science firms that need assistance and firms nationwide that can help. Helping the Gulf Coast engineering and environmental science community is essential right now, Mr. Harpstead said, because “civil and environmental engineers will take a lead role in the resurrection of the Gulf Coast. The local firms have unique, intimate knowledge of the area’s special needs and requirements that we cannot afford to lose. It is essential that our nation’s engineering and environmental science community do whatever it possibly can to keep its Gulf Coast component intact.”

ASFE designed the Gulf Coast Engineers and Scientists Emergency Assistance Project to put engineers and environmental scientists able to provide assistance in touch with Gulf Coast engineering and environmental science firms that need help. “It’s all about communication,” Mr. Harpstead said. “Please help. Tell people about the Gulf Coast Engineers and Scientists Emergency Assistance Project.”

“Those with needs can get in direct touch with those who can help, and vice versa,” Mr. Harpstead said, adding that “assistance with living arrangements seems to be the most pressing issue right now.”

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