September 30, 2016

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in...

Frans Johansson delivers his opening keynote at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 29. Photo by  Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 30, 2016

Civil engineering and fashion models? Believe or not, there is a connection there. Frans Johansson, the ASCE 2016 Convention opening keynote speaker, challenged attendees Thursday morning...

Gabie Figueroa will speak at the ASCE 2016 Convention closing session.
August 23, 2016

It was right around the time she took a meeting with NHL legend Mark Messier to talk about designing the world’s largest hockey facility that Gabie Figueroa took note of just how good her life...

Carolyn Emerson
July 22, 2016

Carolyn J. Emerson has made it her life’s work to empower women with the skills to take ownership over their careers – and lives. As one of the Distinguished Lecturers at the ASCE 2016...

July 14, 2016

For civil engineering to keep up with what society expects of us, innovation is essential. You’d be hard-pressed to find disagreement with that sentiment. The question becomes how can...

Fourth and fifth graders at a Lewisville, TX, elementary school learned from Dallas Branch leaders why civil engineering is a great career.
July 13, 2016

For a fourth straight year, the St. Louis Section has been recognized for taking ASCE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to the local level. The Section is among seven recipients of...

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
May 9, 2016

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” — Jintao Hu The lack of diversity in our...

The 50K Coalition started the conversation between a variety of organizations and universities to work toward the goal of 50,000 minority engineers graduating annually by 2025.
April 22, 2016

ASCE headquarters in Reston, VA, played host this week to what may be a turning point in the development of the engineering workforce. “This is a seminal moment,” said Karl Reid, Ed.D.,...

4 ways you can grow the civil engineering profession
April 14, 2016

With increasingly complex projects requiring new technology, will we have enough civil engineers prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? It is essential to inspire more students to choose careers...

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney has been posthumously elevated to ASCE Fellow status in recognition of her significant contributions to civil engineering.
August 28, 2015

After 99 years, ASCE has righted a wrong committed against pioneering civil engineer and suffragist Nora Stanton Blatch Barney. Stanton Blatch Barney was among the first women in the United...