ASCE president, Missouri S&T alumna to speak at S&T Oct. 25

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On October 16, 2023

Missouri S&T’s student chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers may soon want to play “Hail to the Chief,” as the president of the professional society plans to deliver a talk at the S&T campus.

Marsia Geldert-Murphey. Photo courtesy of ASCE.

Marsia Geldert-Murphey, who earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from S&T in 1997, will return to her alma mater Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. for a presentation titled “Engineering our Future” in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. She will discuss how ASCE envisions creating  a better infrastructure system and advancing an inclusive and equitable society.

The presentation is open to the public.

Geldert-Murphey’s term as ASCE’s 2024 president will begin Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the national ASCE convention in Chicago, and Missouri S&T will be the first university she visits after being installed.

She has been a member of ASCE since 1990 and has served the society in several leadership roles.

Geldert-Murphey works as a regional director for Missouri and Illinois for the Lochmueller Group and specializes in transportation and geotechnical engineering. She has over three decades of experience related to civil engineering and construction.

Throughout her career, she has founded two companies, authored two books, testified before congress, and was listed as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women. Geldert-Murphey is a member of the S&T Academy of Civil Engineers and an honorary member of S&T’s chapter of the Chi Epsilon civil engineering honor society.

S&T’s chapter of ASCE is co-hosting the event with the university’s civil, architectural and environmental engineering department. A Zoom link is available for those who cannot attend in person:

For more information about the event, email Brynnleigh Weaver, president of S&T’s ASCE student chapter, at

About Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit

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