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researcher , civil engineer

James Michael Sassin, American civil engineer, researcher. Registered professional engineer, Texas.

Background

Sassin, James Michael was born on November 8, 1958 in Weimar, Texas, United States. Son of John Vaclav and Viola Dorothy (Holub) Sassin.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1981. Master of Public Affairs, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1995.

Career

Engineer assistant, Texas State Department highways, Austin, 1982-1987;pavement engineer, Texas State Department highways, Austin, 1988-1989;senior pavement engineer, Texas State Department highways, Austin, 1989-1991;research engineer, National Research Council, Washington, 1987-1988;research engineer, Transportation Research Institute, Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1991-1992;United States foreign service intern, American Embassy, Prague, 1994;project manager surface transportation, New Mexico, Texas, and Minnesota. Presenter papers in the United States and Europe.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Texas.

Membership

Lay minister Roman Catholic Church, 1980-1991, College Station and Austin. Neighborhood volunteer Arthritis Foundation, Austin, 1990. Overseas volunteer Council for International Education Exchange, Czechoslovakia, 1989.

Volunteer National Wildflower Research Center, Austin, since 1994. Member Transportation Research Board, since 1995. Member Transportation Research Forum, since 1996, member committee A5006 international trade and transportation.

Volunteer Citizens Democracy Corps, since 1991, Education for Democracy, 1991-1992. Member National Society Professional Engineer (mathcounts 1987-1991, minuteman, Austin 1989-1991).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, cycling, sailing.

Connections

father:
John Vaclav Sassin

mother:
Viola Dorothy (Holub) Sassin