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December 15, 2014

Madasamy Arockiasamy, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, is a professor at Florida Atlantic University and director of the Center for Infrastructure and Constructed Facilities, where he has served as a principal investigator on more than $7.5…Read More >>

December 15, 2014

Lisa S. Woods, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, is a senior bridge engineer at the Peachtree Corners, Georgia, office of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., and has over 15 years of bridge engineering experience. Licensed in…Read More >>

December 8, 2014

Henry Petroski, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, an Aleksandar S. Vesic professor of civil engineering and professor of history at Duke University, as well as a well-known author of influential books on the nature of engineering,…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

This past summer Engineers Without Borders–USA (EWB) sent a small team of engineers to Simwatachela, Zambia, a very remote village in sub-Saharan Africa, to install drinking water wells to over 10,000 villagers. “While potable water is…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

Faster than a speeding bullet (and more expensive than Superman could have dreamed), the projected $9.95 billon California High-Speed Rail Project is designed to quickly connect commuters between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a dozen…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

In 2012, the ASCE Wisconsin Section Southeast Branch Younger Member Group decided to host a K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Expo at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). However, to finance this endeavor, the…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

As if being a respected civil engineer was not hard enough, Aaron K. Martinez, P.E., M.ASCE, decided at the young age of 28 to open his own design and construction management firm, A.M. Engineering. So in…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

When the great San Francisco Earthquake of April 18, 1906, was over, it left a major portion of the city in ruin. However, most of the damage was not caused by the earthquake but by the…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

On August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped the second of 2 atomic bombs, this one on the city of Nagasaki, effectively ending World War II. The plutonium bomb codenamed “Fat Man” killed an estimated 73,884 people…Read More >>

December 5, 2014

With little more than a smartphone app and a rope, Maria Gibbs, S.M.ASCE, a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, was able to do something that normally requires a team of structural engineers and a…Read More >>