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City of Kumamoto, Japan Photo by Yasunari Goto
April 20, 2016

In a message of condolence sent to ASCE members who reside in Japan and Ecuador following the devastating earthquakes that struck both countries, ASCE President Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE, and Executive Director…Read More >>

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A student takes part in a bridge-building exercise with an ASCE staffer's help at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
April 15, 2016

Who knows? The next great civil engineers may look back at this weekend as where it all began. The fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival attracts thousands of students from all over the country to Washington,…Read More >>

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Civil engineers, future and present, talk during the Conversations with Civil Engineers program.
April 15, 2016

It’s a Friday night for these university students, and career talk is in the air. Now, that’s commitment. “The room was full and we stayed there until 9:30, 10 o’clock,” said Carlos Peña, P.E., M.ASCE, among…Read More >>

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Ken Wright
April 8, 2016

There’s something of the detective about Kenneth Wright, P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE. He’s been investigating Inca archaeological sites for more than 20 years, conducting paleohydrological research in an effort to figure out what was in the minds…Read More >>

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April 7, 2016

Rajan Jha makes it sound simple – “Find your passion and do something about it.” For being among the very best at applying their passions to their chosen profession, Jha and fellow ASCE member Steven…Read More >>

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April 6, 2016

As an engineer, you are always tackling new challenges. It is important for you to stay informed on issues affecting your profession, so you can be prepared with better solutions for tomorrow. Watch these videos…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

April 29, 2016

A new dam rehabilitation bill introduced in the Senate and continued attention to our nation’s water and surface infrastructure needs marked this week’s infrastructure headlines. The High Hazard Potential Small Dam Safety Act, a Senate bill sponsored by bipartisan lawmakers, would provide the first non-emergency federal grants to help local governments repair or replace aging...

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Save America's Infrastructure

April 26, 2016

Late last week, Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced S. 2835, a bill that, if enacted, would provide funding assistance to rehabilitate, repair, or remove nonfederal high hazard deficient dams. This is a promising step in the effort to improve the nation’s aging dams, which received a “D” grade in the...

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Save America's Infrastructure

April 22, 2016

It’s National Park Week, the Senate passed its version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, and more suggestions for improving infrastructure through technological innovation have been floating around the week’s news headlines. This year marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service. According to National Geographic, the National Park maintenance backlog has reached nearly $12...

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Save America's Infrastructure

April 19, 2016

While infrastructure issues have remained at the forefront of 2016 state legislative debates, the activity seen during this session is much less impressive than the 2015 legislative season. However, in addition to tackling the question of infrastructure, some states have lumped in professional practice issues like “qualifications based selection” (QBS) as they contemplate their budgets...

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