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.,...

November 17, 2016

Meet Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, a structural engineer for Siemens in Orlando, FL. Rodriguez was one of three winners of ASCE’s Dream Big Contest last spring. Her prize was a trip to...

Dream Big Contest winner Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, hangs out with the film's director Greg MacGillivray on Laguna Beach. PHOTO: Barbara MacGillivray
September 2, 2016

Rocio Rodriguez, one of three winners in ASCE’s Dream Big Contest, flew to California last week, bringing her family, to watch an early cut of ASCE’s forthcoming IMAX film, Dream Big: Engineering...

Nathan Shellhamer 'dreams big' in front of a bullet train.
May 27, 2016

Forgive Nathan Shellhamer if he’s a little groggy this week. The senior civil engineering student at Purdue University returned Sunday, May 22, from his ASCE Dream Big contest trip to Shanghai,...

The Jing'an Temple.
May 24, 2016

Saturday, May 21 The first destination today was the beautiful Jing’an Temple. The traditional Buddhist Temple, located on the west side of Shanghai, features ornate woodwork and large statues...

Nathan Shellhamer and Monica Isza stands between the MacGillivray Freeman Films camera and the Shanghai skyline during his visit to a Dream Big film shoot. PHOTO:  Marc Ostrick
May 24, 2016

Thursday, May 19 Today started with a walk around the French Concession area of Shanghai. The neo-classical buildings and beautifully manicured gardens made it feel as though I had stepped out of...

Two student chapter presidents meet – Nathan from Purdue University and Tongji University’s Dehui Lin.
May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18 Today I ventured to Tongji University, in the northern part of Shanghai, to visit with members of the Tongji University ASCE Student Chapter. The students greeted me at the...

Nathan visited the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16 Today started out with a ride on one of China’s high-speed bullet trains. Topping out at nearly 280 kilometers per hour (174 mph), the train was comfortable and surprisingly...

Nathan stands in front of the Shanghai Maglev train.
May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15 I never would have believed that a simple dream would lead me to Shanghai, halfway around the world. Throughout my trip to Shanghai, I will write a series of blog posts, in order to...

Akinosho WEB FEAT
March 31, 2016

It doesn’t matter your line of work or your major in college – watch Peter Akinosho’s video about civil engineering and you might just consider a career change. “My dream is to lay the...