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Dream Big Contest winner Marta Alvarez, middle, is joined by two YCE Inc. scholarship winners, Anahi Morelos, left, and Alexandra Alamillo.
March 3, 2017

ASCE gave the prize to Marta Alvarez. Marta Alvarez gave the prize to her community. Founder and CEO of YCE Inc., a land-surveying and civil engineering firm in Ventura, CA, Alvarez, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, won…Read More >>

LA Expo Phase 2 Light Rail Cover Photo
March 2, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Line Phase 2 Light Rail, a $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile-long project with seven stations, has received Envision recognition for sustainable performance from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It…Read More >>

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Brad Williams receives the award from ASCE's 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow. Photo: Montgomery Branch
March 2, 2017

The Alabama Section Montgomery Branch website recently was honored as ASCE’s 2016 Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award in the Small Section and Branch membership category. Brad Williams, P.E., M.ASCE, Montgomery Branch president, has…Read More >>

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February 27, 2017

John Olin Norton, an engineer who spent a career with the U.S. Army, beginning in World War II and ending as a civilian with Army Missile Command, has died. A founding member of ASCE’s Huntsville…Read More >>

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February 27, 2017

ASCE Distinguished Member Edward Cohen, who oversaw the creation of ASCE 7 and shared in ASCE’s 1987 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for restoration of the Statue of Liberty, has died at 96. Cohen, P.E.,…Read More >>

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February 27, 2017

Distinguished Member Omer W. Blodgett, whose books on design for welding are considered to form the foundation of the entire field, died Jan. 11 at 99. Blodgett, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, was a design consultant and mechanical…Read More >>

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Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum kicked off 2017 Engineers Week.
February 24, 2017

From Family Day to Future City to Girl Day to countless outreach activities all over the world, Engineers Day 2017 has been a tremendous success. ASCE members shared their excitement through social media. Here are…Read More >>

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Dream Big featured civil engineer Menzer Pehlivan works with girls from St. Theresa School - from left, Isabelle Mascarenhas, Emily Frost, and Breda Brosey.
February 24, 2017

Every February, engineers worldwide seize on Engineers Week to engage with grade-school students and help them envision careers in the profession. This year has provided even more reason for excitement with the foundation DiscoverE’s official…Read More >>

ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, back right, joins the winning team from Austin (TX) West Ridge Middle School at the Future City Competition finals.
February 24, 2017

The annual Future City engineering competition attracts and colorfully presents great hypothetical concepts as imagined by teams of middle school students. This year, though, the batch of finalists was so strong, there’s a good chance…Read More >>

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February 23, 2017

Among the industry’s premiere honors, Engineering News-Record’s annual Top 25 Newsmakers list has included many ASCE members over the years. The award highlights engineers who “have gone above and beyond to serve the best interests…Read More >>