On January 25, 2018, CCE Principal Matthew Estes visited his alma mater, Jumpertown High School, Prentiss County, MS, to speak to the Junior Class about the concepts of bridge design. The visit was in an effort to aid the students in preparation of their upcoming balsa wood bridge design competition that was held the week of April 20, 2018. The teenagers constructed their bridges using balsa wood and K’Nex building pieces. CCE was honored to have a role in this hands-on civil engineering endeavor at Jumpertown High School. Below are images of the competitors finished product.
Garrett Dendy, PS, recently received his Land Surveyor license in Tennessee after taking the examination last month. Garrett has been a Professional Land Surveyor in Mississippi since 2015. He is now licensed in the State of Mississippi & Tennessee. We congratulate Garrett in his efforts to expand his professional career.
Memphis, TN. CCE was pleased to attended the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA)’s Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show for 2017, held at the Peabody in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. This show is major event each year for the TCSA. It is at the fall conference that members adopt the official legislative platform for the coming legislative year and elect new officers and board members of TCSA and each affiliate association. The fall conference is packed with membership meetings, general sessions, breakout educational sessions and workshops. Each year the Bob Wormsley “Outstanding County Official of the Year Award” is presented. The association also recognizes best practices being implemented by counties with a “County Success” award each year at this meeting.
BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo, MS. CCE was honored to participate in the CREATE Foundation’s Annual Career Expo for 2017 on October 3rd – 5th. The Career Expo, invites eighth-graders from the 17 counties in Northeast Mississippi covered by the CREATE Foundation to participate in the event. This years event had approximately 7,000 student attendees. Cook Coggin was the local participant representing the Engineering Pathway for the event.
August 23, 2017, Corinth, MS. CCE hosted a lunch and learn for EJ (formerly East Jordan) at its Regional Corinth office. EJ is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide. Participants of the Lunch & Learn included representatives from the Corinth Public Utilities Commission, the City of Booneville, the City of Iuka, the Town of Rienzi, the Town of Burnsville, and Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc. This informative luncheon provided valuable information regarding innovative infrastructure improvement solutions to interested municipalities in North Mississippi.
CORINTH, MS. Jimmy Spencer, CCE’s Professional Geologist , recently spoke to the local Cub Scout Pack 123, Den 4, about geology and the role geologists play in our environment. This meeting was the first step in the process for these Cub Scouts to receive their Earth Rocks Badge. This is an elective badge the Cub Scouts are taking to advance from Webelos 2 to Boy Scouts. It was also a chance for the Scouts to get an overview of geology in preparation for a couple of field trips, one to W.M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park in Frankstown, MS, to dig for shark’s teeth and other fossils, and one to Cathedral Caverns in Alabama to explore the caves.
The Cub Scouts involved in the seminar were Hayden Latch, Tilden Studdard, Jackson Norman, and John Thomas Draper. Cub Scout Den Leaders Mark and Kristie Studdard were present along with parent Chris Latch.
Recognizing innovative approaches to regional economic and community development, the “Avectus Public Building Improvements” project was presented a NADO Innovation Award for 2017 by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). CCE provided engineering services for the entire scope of the project from funding procurement assistance through construction engineering and inspection services. Project partners were the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors & Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc. The project administrator was the Northeast MS Planning & Development District.