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The Harbor View Academy team of, from left, Sarah Grace Seggerson, Joy Mitchell, Lucy Metheny, and Joshua Richardson, celebrates its award.
February 26, 2016

It’s a wonderful life, indeed. The team from Harbor View Academy in Rockwall, TX, earned ASCE’s award for most innovative design of infrastructure systems at the 2016 Future City Competition. The quartet of middle-school-aged students…Read More >>

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CECorps is forming project teams to help underserved communities in the Salinas River Valley, CA, identify and solve their water problems.
February 26, 2016

In many ways, the Salinas River Valley in California is a paradise. The land of Steinbeck, it’s flat and fertile and filled with farms. Broccoli, spinach, strawberries, you name it – there’s a good chance…Read More >>

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February 25, 2016

During National Engineers Week, many tech-oriented civil engineers naturally turn to social media to express love for their profession, why it deserves greater appreciation, and what makes it a rewarding career. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other…Read More >>

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The Student Design Competition is a key component of the AEI Forum, scheduled for March 31 and April 1 in Worcester, MA.
February 25, 2016

Moses Ling received an email the other day from a former student, recalling her experience in the Architectural Engineering Institute’s Student Design Competition. “She said her best [career] experience was when she did this competition…Read More >>

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February 25, 2016

ASCE and our members have eagerly celebrated National Engineers Week this year, including outreach events nationwide, expressions in social media, and most notably, the announcement of the 2016 class of ASCE New Faces of Civil…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

February 22, 2016

Did you know Einstein was an accomplished civil engineer – Hans Albert, that is. Albert’s son. In Hans Albert Einstein: his life as a pioneering engineer, available on ASCE press here, we are given insight…Read More >>

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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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