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“We waited to start a family until we were well-established in our careers,” Ariel Christenson said. “... But then we were like, ‘You know what, it’s time for the next stage in our life. We’re ready to have a family.'" PHOTO: Ariel Christenson
May 10, 2018

It’s a tight-knit group, this 3 a.m. texting club. Ariel Christenson is a proud member. These days – or more accurately, these nights – she finds herself awake in the hazy daze between midnight and

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May 17, 2018

The third annual edition makes it nearly a tradition. Each spring, the ASCE Innovation Contest spotlights creative, talented engineers and their brilliant new ideas. The 2018 crop of winners features an impressive group of future-focused…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith, left, talks with author J.D. Vance and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola during a panel discussion at the Infrastructure Week DC Kickoff Event. PHOTO: Joy Asico/AP Images for Infrastructure Week
May 17, 2018

The D-plus grade outlined in last year’s Infrastructure Report Card is no easy fix. Fortunately, Infrastructure Week 2018 shows that ASCE has plenty of partners eager to take on the challenge. “I’m energized by everybody’s…Read More >>

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May 16, 2018

I recently had the honor of interviewing ASCE President Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, for an infrastructure series we are running on the Civil Engineering Podcast, and afterward was able to ask her a…Read More >>

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May 10, 2018

The hit rate is astounding. Students watch the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World and, in nearly every case, come away excited and motivated about STEM subjects. Take the kids down in Rio Grande Valley,…Read More >>

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May 10, 2018

“The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s time to build.” That’s the message conveyed by countless American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and others during Infrastructure Week 2018, May 14-21. According to recent polls, over…Read More >>

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is June 23-25 in San Diego. PHOTO: Barry Staver
May 8, 2018

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition field is complete. Under a revised format this year, six university teams that did not qualify through their spring student conference competitions have been selected as wild-card entrants. ASCE…Read More >>

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May 24, 2018

Both the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW) and the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) held mark-up hearings this week for its respective WRDA bills. Two weeks ago, ASCE President Kristina Swallow testified at the Senate EPW Committee’s first hearing on the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. ASCE sent the...

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May 24, 2018

Over the past five years, 26 states and the District of Columbia have raised new revenue to support their transportation systems. Last week, Missouri took a step closer to being state no. 27, when a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase cleared the state legislature. The proposal now goes to the voters for approval on the November...

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May 18, 2018

ASCE members and leadership were out in force during the sixth annual Infrastructure Week, held this year from May 14-21. Sections, branches, and members convened events, organized state legislative drive-ins, and participated in panels around the country. The national week of events, media coverage, education and issue advocacy, is designed to elevate infrastructure as a...

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May 17, 2018

The spring weather in our nation’s capital has ushered in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations season, and it’s warming up quickly here on Capitol Hill (both the weather and the appropriations!). In anticipation of the FY19 appropriations process, ASCE sent funding request letters to several House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees, including the: House and...

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