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Nathan Shellhamer 'dreams big' in front of a bullet train.
May 27, 2016

Forgive Nathan Shellhamer if he’s a little groggy this week. The senior civil engineering student at Purdue University returned Sunday, May 22, from his ASCE Dream Big contest trip to Shanghai, China, with just enough…Read More >>

Surly Destination Brewery repurposed a former industrial waste site.
May 25, 2016

The attention on Minneapolis’ Surly Destination Brewery pours in from all over. From the engineering community. From the craft beer enthusiasts. From … the dentist? “When you tell people around town that you worked on…Read More >>

The Jing'an Temple.
May 24, 2016

Saturday, May 21 The first destination today was the beautiful Jing’an Temple. The traditional Buddhist Temple, located on the west side of Shanghai, features ornate woodwork and large statues of Buddhist figures, the most remarkable…Read More >>

Nathan Shellhamer and Monica Isza stands between the MacGillivray Freeman Films camera and the Shanghai skyline during his visit to a Dream Big film shoot. PHOTO:  Marc Ostrick
May 24, 2016

Thursday, May 19 Today started with a walk around the French Concession area of Shanghai. The neo-classical buildings and beautifully manicured gardens made it feel as though I had stepped out of Shanghai and into…Read More >>

The team behind the Ocean Forest submittal that won the Innovation Contest's Overall Best New Concept receive their award from Jerry Buckwalter and Terry Neimeyer.
May 20, 2016

A funny thing happens when innovators get in the same room with other innovators. They start talking to each other and one innovation turns into three, problems become solutions, and pretty soon many of the…Read More >>

Arthur J. Fox Jr.
May 20, 2016

Arthur J. Fox Jr., Pres.1976.ASCE, F.ASCE, among civil engineering’s most influential figures of the 20th century, both at ASCE and as a longtime editor of Engineering News-Record magazine, has died at 92. “Art was a…Read More >>

LicensureSeals WEB FEAT
May 19, 2016

ASCE member Bobbie Shields could be at the beach basking in the glow of his retirement, but he’s not ready for sunsets. He’s excited about his newly appointed role on the North Carolina Board of Examiners for…Read More >>

Two student chapter presidents meet – Nathan from Purdue University and Tongji University’s Dehui Lin.
May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18 Today I ventured to Tongji University, in the northern part of Shanghai, to visit with members of the Tongji University ASCE Student Chapter. The students greeted me at the metro station, and…Read More >>

Nathan visited the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16 Today started out with a ride on one of China’s high-speed bullet trains. Topping out at nearly 280 kilometers per hour (174 mph), the train was comfortable and surprisingly smooth for such…Read More >>

Nathan stands in front of the Shanghai Maglev train.
May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15 I never would have believed that a simple dream would lead me to Shanghai, halfway around the world. Throughout my trip to Shanghai, I will write a series of blog posts, in…Read More >>