Society News

March 13, 2018

Samuel Weissman, a former senior vice president at Ammann & Whitney in New York whose work on major transportation projects earned him acclaim from the White House to the mayor of New York, has died…Read More >>

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March 13, 2018

Life Member Jesse T. Perry, a Nashville-based civil engineer who taught architect-engineer contracting to hundreds of professionals over a lengthy career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has died at 82. Known as “Jess,”…Read More >>

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March 13, 2018

Distinguished Member Dennis M. Kamber, who oversaw the design and construction of the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, has died at 76. As senior vice president of global…Read More >>

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March 13, 2018

Duane S. Ellifritt Sr., a globally recognized expert in steel building design and creator of the steel-connection teaching sculpture, has died at 82. Ellifritt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, was a professor emeritus in the civil engineering…Read More >>

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March 12, 2018

The Philadelphia Section Younger Member Forum continued its K-12 outreach efforts with a visit to a local elementary school. Volunteers met with a classroom of third- and fourth-graders to discuss the role civil engineers play…Read More >>

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March 12, 2018

The Miami-Dade Branch Younger Member Forum enjoyed an evening at a Younger Member Forum social. Members socialized, networked, and worked on professional development. Keep up with the Branch on Instagram.

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March 12, 2018

The Houston Branch volunteered at the Houston Food Bank, the area’s largest food donation foundation. Members and volunteers gathered to help package meals for families in need. Keep up with the Branch on Instagram.

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March 8, 2018

Linda Force has seen it all in civil engineering, from $1-an-hour wages in the 1960s to life as the CEO. Along the way, she’s learned not to suffer fools gladly. She remembers earlier in her…Read More >>

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March 8, 2018

The 2018 ASCE election ballot assignments are official. View all of the nominees here. As announced in January, the official nominees for 2019 president-elect are Louis C. Aurigemma, P.E., F.ASCE, and Kancheepuram (Guna) N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E.,…Read More >>

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March 8, 2018

One of my favorite quotes is from President Theodore Roosevelt, during his speech “Citizenship in the Republic”: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,…Read More >>