Society News

June 16, 2014

Ardeshir Faghri, Ph.D., F.ASCE, is director of the Delaware Center for Transportation Research and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, where he specializes in transportation systems engineering,…Read More >>

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The students on the Tongji University concrete canoe team named their canoe, Operace, to symbolized Chinese culture and the spirit of being a formidable competitor in the races. Photo Credit: Zhaoqi Huang
June 16, 2014

When the students from the Tongji University were thinking about what to name their newly built concrete canoe, they wanted it to not only symbolize Chinese culture but also capture the spirit of being a formidable…Read More >>

June 10, 2014

Craig Elliott Taylor, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE, who left an impressive legacy in promoting new methods and ideas in multihazard disaster risk management, passed away in May at the age of 68. Taylor was deeply involved in risk…Read More >>

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June 9, 2014

Quan Wang, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is professor and Canada Research Chair in Solid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Manitoba, where he has pioneered various benchmark solutions for piezoelectric…Read More >>

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June 9, 2014

John E. Durrant, P.E., F.ASCE, is ASCE’s senior managing director for Engineering and Lifelong Learning. Previously he was ASCE’s  managing director of Engineering Programs, where he worked on the creation of ASCE’s 8 specialty institutes and supervised…Read More >>

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June 5, 2014

Carolyn J. Merry, Ph.D., M.ASCE, faculty emeritus and past chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at Ohio State University (OSU), tragically passed away when her car was involved in a crash with…Read More >>

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June 3, 2014

Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, is the director of Program Management with the Port of Long Beach (California), and his 27-year professional career has focused on program management – almost exclusively on the…Read More >>

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June 3, 2014

Amar A. Chaker, Ph.D., F.AEI, F.ASCE, is director of ASCE’s Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), whose mission has been to serve the engineering community through the development and application of engineering mechanics. Director of EMI since its…Read More >>

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Theresa Harrison, P.E., EVN SP, M.ASCE, left, began her year-long ASCE Congressional Fellowship in the office of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer on January 6. Photo Credit: Theresa Harrison
June 2, 2014

The first thing ASCE’s newest Congressional Fellow, Theresa Harrison, P.E., EVN SP, M.ASCE, learned about working in a Senator’s office is just how fast-paced an environment it is. “I started on January 6 this year,” recalled…Read More >>

May 29, 2014

Last year, through ASCE’s Annual Issues Survey, Society members ranked several issues of importance to the civil engineering profession and ASCE listened. On May 22, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act…Read More >>

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