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February 28, 2014

When speaking with students interested in engineering I emphasize that you don’t need to visualize science like Einstein or love math like Newton. But… Even as a middling student throughout my math and science education,…Read More >>

February 28, 2014

Over the past few weeks, stories have been trickling out about the financial cliff the Highway Trust Fund is heading toward, with too few conversations about finding solutions, given the importance of the topic. This…Read More >>

February 27, 2014

Lawmakers at the state level continue to seek transportation funding solutions.  Already early in 2014, several state legislatures are considering proposals to increase revenue or dedicate more funds to transportation projects. While a proposal to…Read More >>

February 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s proposed $302 billion transportation plan is an encouraging step forward in addressing…Read More >>

The Black Mesa Water and Sanitation Project in Black Mesa, Arizona, is one of the pilot projects conducted as part of the Community Engineering Corps initiative.
February 24, 2014

For the past 20 years, the rising waters from Devil’s Lake Basin have caused flooding and environmental and economic impacts on the 245,000-acre Spirit Lake community, home to the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation. The loss…Read More >>

February 22, 2014

This look at the management/leadership career track builds on last week’s post. Frequent contributor Rachel Cantor Fogarty explores the traits of successful managers and identifies ways that engineers can prepare themselves for future roles. (R….Read More >>

February 21, 2014

Perhaps between Disney’s box office hit Frozen and the Sochi Olympics you feel as though you’re living in a winter wonderland. Or perhaps it’s because you actually are, given this year’s record snowfall in cities…Read More >>

“The girls are just so very creative,” says civil engineering mentor Evangelina Paoluccio, P.E., an associate engineer with NV5. “They brought their ideas to paper, built their model, and everything just came together.”
February 21, 2014

A team of 3 middle school students from Girl Scout Troop #2225 in Modesto, California, designed an inventive transportation system of the future and, for the second consecutive year, won ASCE’s Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems award…Read More >>

February 20, 2014

This is the 10th and final of a series of profiles introducing ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering 2014. Many civil engineers invest their professional talents within their local community by volunteering for programs such as…Read More >>

Members of the ASCE sponsored recon team stand along with researchers and students from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Front row from left; Leonardo Duenas-Osorio, Craig Davis, and Melanie Liu (student) ; second row from left, Su Young Ko (student), Sonia Giovinazzi (researcher), and Paolo Franchin, third row from left Rachel Davidson and Deirdre Hart (researcher); fourth row from left, Indy Kongar (student) and  David Holland (student), and top, Alex Tang.
February 19, 2014

An ASCE-sponsored team of civil engineers traveled to New Zealand December 2-10, 2013, for the purpose of investigating and documenting case studies on multihazard earthquake-flood interaction that impacts lifeline systems and community-wide recovery following a…Read More >>