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Syrian American Engineers Association

Our mission is to organize Syrian engineers, architects, and technical professionals to rebuild, maintain, develop, and advance Syria by implementing global engineering and quality standards.

Vision

Our vision is a modern Syria with sustainable buildings and infrastructure, recognized as a productive and proud member of the world community.

Objectives

We aim to employ global engineering and quality standards for education, certification and construction management in coordination with local and global organizations and governments.

Donations

Your donations aid us to rebuild Syrian infrastructure and restore the country’s foundations for future economic prosperity. Consider a donation of any amount.

The SAEA 2024 Winter Virtual Conference is Here!

Zoom Conference Link Join Us for the 2024 SAEA Online Winter Conference We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for the 2024 SAEA Online Winter Conference. This unique event is dedicated to highlighting the extraordinary paths of women in the engineering field. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24th. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain insights and inspiration from the remarkable journeys of female engineers. Why You Should Attend: Be Inspired: Experience the...

SAEA Announces 2024 Winter Virtual Conference Agenda

From Temporary to Permanent: A Study to Resettle Syrian Refugees An innovative Master thesis research in the field of Architecture presenting creative strategies to economically transform temporary camps into permanent communities for millions of internally displaced. Presented by SAEA member Arch. Dima Almeniawi MS Architectural Engineering, University of Cincinnati Professional Engineer License & Certification – Is it Worth the Hassle? Having completed an MS degree in Civil &...

Announcing 2024 Winter Quarterly Conference

SAEA is pleased to announce the winter quarterly membership virtual conference online on Saturday February 24th 2024 12:00 to 2:00 PM EST. Please join SAEA members and friends to hear am unrivaled panel of remarkable Women in Engineering. SAEA Women in Engineering offers a fresh and unconventional perspective on the wealth of experience and wisdom accumulated by pioneering SAEA female engineers. They have not only championed innovations in engineering but have also played a pivotal role in...

Keynote Speaker Confirmed for Spring Conference (DEI & Management Transition)

SAEA Board looks forward to welcoming members to the Spring Membership Conference on Saturday May 13th in the Detroit Metro Area. The Keynote speaker is confirmed and members are very excited to listen and learn from Dr. El Gamal’s depth of knowledge and expertise as a business leader in the US Engineering community and GLWA. Dima El-Gamal, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP, is the Capital Improvement Planning Director at the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). At GLWA she is responsible for planning ~$350...

Earthquake Response Tops Spring Conference Agenda

Partially destroyed house building Following devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, SAEA moved quickly to create a fifteen-member earthquake response task force led by six specialized civil/structural engineers with combined experience of over 180 years in the analysis design and construction of reinforced concrete buildings. The other 11 members of the task force combine additional decades of experience in the electrical, mechanical, IT, environmental engineering. At the upcoming Spring...

SAEA Announces Spring Conference Agenda

2023 Spring Conference When:             Saturday, May 13th 2023 Where:            Holiday Inn Express – Farmington Hills                         21100 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48167 Agenda 12:00-1:00 PM, Group Syrian Breakfast 1:00-1:30 PM, Introductions & Member...

Announcing 2023 Spring Quarterly Conference

SAEA is pleased to announce the Spring quarterly membership conference in the Detroit area on Saturday May 13th 2023 12:00 to 5:30 PM EST. Please join SAEA members and friends starting with a Syrian breakfast at 12:00 PM and end with a Syrian Dinner for family and members from 5:30-7:00 PM EST. Enjoy a special agenda with topics focused on the devastating earthquake and transition into engineering management with special attention to the Syrian-American engineer. Feel free to invite any...

Wind and Solar Options Grow for Clean Power in Syria

Wind and solar energy could reach a record 12% of global electricity generation in 2023, up from 10% last year, climate think tank Ember has found. Syria’s neighbor to the north, Turkey, has tripled its share of wind and solar power generation between 2015 and 2021 placing it in 5th place among G20 countries at 13.6% share for clean energy. Several Syrian and Turkish engineers have cooperated to advance this form of power generation and is making this technology and experience available to...

SAEA Recommends: What is new in AutoCAD 2024 – Autodesk Webinar

SAEA Board recommends the below featured opportunity for engineers for continued education and professional development: What is new in AutoCAD 2024 – Autodesk Webinar - Thursday, April 13th, 2023 - 11:00AM (EDT)  In this webinar, Autodesk experts will demonstrate how AutoCAD 2024 helps you unlock insights and leverage automations with a best-in-class 2D and 3D drafting and design experience that is trusted by millions. You will see how AutoCAD 2024: Introduces new features to accelerate...

Syria Reconstruction as Cement Industry Lowers Carbon Footprint

SAEA members in the civil and structural engineering fields discuss the recent shift in the cement industry to lower its carbon footprint in alignment with climate-action goals. Cement supply from and into Syria is especially important as recovery, repair and rebuilding effort start after the recent devastating earthquake. As quality of cement and concrete is under increasing scrutiny owing to many code violations and lack of quality assurance and enforcement evidenced in stricken buildings...