Welcome! The Central Iowa ASCE Younger Member Group is an organization of young professionals in the Civil Engineering field in central Iowa. Meetings and outings include technical presentations, site tours, and social gatherings. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out the latest information and current events!
President: Tyler Anderson, P.E.
Tyler is a Project Engineer for Foth in Johnston, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in civil engineering in 2011 and is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa. Tyler’s professional engineering experience has focused on roadway and utility design and aviation expansion projects throughout Iowa. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time on the lake with family wake boarding and surfing. He also enjoys biking, golfing and spending time with his son.
Vice President: Preston Moon, P.E.
Preston is a civil
engineer for Primera Engineers in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated
from Iowa State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in civil
engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in in Iowa. His professional experience has focused on roadway
design and construction administration. His project experience includes
interstate, highways, urban arterial, and local roadway design. In his
free time, Preston enjoys travelling, watching movies, and playing softball..
Following a move out of state in May 2018, Preston has stepped down from his role of president for the remainder of his term, with Tyler assuming these responsibilities.
Treasurer: Blake Peterson, E.I.
Blake is a civil engineer with Shive-Hattery, Inc. in West Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2015 with a BS in civil engineering. His professional experience includes design and construction observation for site and water resources projects. He has project experience in the government, education, and commercial sectors. In his free time, Blake enjoys fishing and biking.
Secretary: Brian Weiner, E.I.
Brian is a Staff Geotechnical Engineer with Terracon Consultants, Inc. He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2013. In 2016 he graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering. Brian’s professional experience includes analyses for shallow and deep foundation design. Pavement thickness design, slope stability and seepage analysis for earthen dams and slope remediation. He also has experience performing QA/QC testing for reinforced concrete, foundation excavations, and placement of fill. In his free time, he enjoys video games, walking the local trails, and relaxing at home with his family and pets.
Social Chair: Grace Mercado, E.I.
Grace is a Staff Geotechnical Engineer with Terracon Consultants, Inc. She graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Geotechnical/Materials Engineering. Grace’s professional experience includes analyses for shallow and deep foundation designs, pavement thickness design (PCC and ACC), embankment stability and settlement analysis for projects in various sectors. She also has experience in computer-aided design (CAD) work, generating boring profile sheets involving various IDOT projects. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, hiking, investing, watching movies and spending time with her family and pets.
Social Media Chair: Veronica Ramirez, E.I.
Veronica is a Traffic Engineer for Snyder & Associates, Inc. in Ankeny, IA. She earned her B.S. in 2015 from Florida State University in Civil Engineering, and later received her M.S. in 2017 from Auburn University with a focus on Transportation Engineering. Her professional experience focuses on traffic and work zone safety, intelligent transportation systems, and traffic modeling. In her free time, Veronica enjoys spending time with her dog, volunteering, and watching movies.
Past President: Edward Sowder, P.E.
Edward is a Project Engineer for Calhoun-Burns & Associates in West Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business degree in Business Administration. Edward is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa. Edward’s experience is in bridge design and inspection throughout Iowa. In his free time, Edward enjoys playing soccer and bowling. He also enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife and spending time with his son.