Society News

The Black Mesa Water and Sanitation Project in Black Mesa, Arizona, is one of the pilot projects conducted as part of the Community Engineering Corps initiative.
February 24, 2014

For the past 20 years, the rising waters from Devil’s Lake Basin have caused flooding and environmental and economic impacts on the 245,000-acre Spirit Lake community, home to the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation. The loss…Read More >>

“The girls are just so very creative,” says civil engineering mentor Evangelina Paoluccio, P.E., an associate engineer with NV5. “They brought their ideas to paper, built their model, and everything just came together.”
February 21, 2014

A team of 3 middle school students from Girl Scout Troop #2225 in Modesto, California, designed an inventive transportation system of the future and, for the second consecutive year, won ASCE’s Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems award…Read More >>

February 20, 2014

This is the 10th and final of a series of profiles introducing ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering 2014. Many civil engineers invest their professional talents within their local community by volunteering for programs such as…Read More >>

Members of the ASCE sponsored recon team stand along with researchers and students from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Front row from left; Leonardo Duenas-Osorio, Craig Davis, and Melanie Liu (student) ; second row from left, Su Young Ko (student), Sonia Giovinazzi (researcher), and Paolo Franchin, third row from left Rachel Davidson and Deirdre Hart (researcher); fourth row from left, Indy Kongar (student) and  David Holland (student), and top, Alex Tang.
February 19, 2014

An ASCE-sponsored team of civil engineers traveled to New Zealand December 2-10, 2013, for the purpose of investigating and documenting case studies on multihazard earthquake-flood interaction that impacts lifeline systems and community-wide recovery following a…Read More >>

February 19, 2014

This is the ninth in a series of profiles introducing ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering 2014. One of the most rewarding experiences a young civil engineer can undertake is to be part of a…Read More >>

February 7, 2014

Three ASCE members are among the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2013 selected by the editors of Engineering News-Record. ENR chose the 25 individual engineers “for their innovations and achievements, for giving back to the industry and the public,…Read More >>

February 7, 2014

 This is the eighth profile of a series to introduce ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering 2014. Part of what makes the job of a civil engineer so invigorating is that they can work on…Read More >>

February 5, 2014

This is the seventh profile of a series to introduce ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering 2014. Transportation engineers design and operate highways, airports, railroads, and public transit. They aim to ensure the safe and…Read More >>

February 5, 2014

I would like to invite you to join me and other leaders in the civil engineering profession for our Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Gala, to be held March 20 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital…Read More >>

In the seven-hour ASCE seminar entitled, Community Participation: Effective Stakeholder, participates discovered through the examination of 3 real case studies, that community involvement and participation not only helped get the project approved and constructed, but also made it a more successful and more attractive project than its initial intension. Photo credit: Doug Scott
January 31, 2014

“Engineers understand the physical processes involved in a project but they don’t necessarily understand social processes.” So explained Frank Blechman, a consultant/coach who served as the instructor for a unique seminar conducted by ASCE to help…Read More >>