Society News

May 22, 2018

President Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, traveled to San Francisco to attend Engineering News-Record‘s Groundbreaking Women in Construction event. Swallow moderated the “Boss Lady” panel, where panelists discussed success strategies and lessons learned….Read More >>

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May 22, 2018

With help from President-Elect Robin A. Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE, the Dallas Branch unveiled a plaque commemorating the first Texas Section ASCE meeting that took place at Old Red Courthouse in 1913. Keep up…Read More >>

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May 17, 2018

The third annual edition makes it nearly a tradition. Each spring, the ASCE Innovation Contest spotlights creative, talented engineers and their brilliant new ideas. The 2018 crop of winners features an impressive group of future-focused…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith, left, talks with author J.D. Vance and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola during a panel discussion at the Infrastructure Week DC Kickoff Event. PHOTO: Joy Asico/AP Images for Infrastructure Week
May 17, 2018

The D-plus grade outlined in last year’s Infrastructure Report Card is no easy fix. Fortunately, Infrastructure Week 2018 shows that ASCE has plenty of partners eager to take on the challenge. “I’m energized by everybody’s…Read More >>

May 14, 2018

Before the semester wrapped up, the Florida Atlantic University Student Chapter hosted a team building event. Students gathered to take on the ropes course challenge and a series of other activities that tested their abilities as…Read More >>

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May 14, 2018

The Purdue University Student Chapter hosted a session for STEM Day for Kids. Volunteers set up two activities to teach kids concepts about geotechnical and seismic engineering. Keep up with the Student Chapter on Instagram.

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“We waited to start a family until we were well-established in our careers,” Ariel Christenson said. “... But then we were like, ‘You know what, it’s time for the next stage in our life. We’re ready to have a family.'" PHOTO: Ariel Christenson
May 10, 2018

It’s a tight-knit group, this 3 a.m. texting club. Ariel Christenson is a proud member. These days – or more accurately, these nights – she finds herself awake in the hazy daze between midnight and…Read More >>

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May 10, 2018

The hit rate is astounding. Students watch the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World and, in nearly every case, come away excited and motivated about STEM subjects. Take the kids down in Rio Grande Valley,…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
May 10, 2018

“The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s time to build.” That’s the message conveyed by countless American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and others during Infrastructure Week 2018, May 14-21. According to recent polls, over…Read More >>

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is June 23-25 in San Diego. PHOTO: Barry Staver
May 8, 2018

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition field is complete. Under a revised format this year, six university teams that did not qualify through their spring student conference competitions have been selected as wild-card entrants. ASCE…Read More >>