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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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ASCE President Mark Woodson congratulates Nathan Shellhamer on winning the Dream Big Contest grand prize.
February 22, 2016

Onstage, Nathan Shellhamer was smiling, but truth be told, he wasn’t totally sure what he was doing there. ASCE President Mark Woodson began telling the Multi-Region Leadership Conference crowd...
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Bahareh Kokabian recently fulfilled her dream of earning a Ph.D. at Mississippi State University. PHOTO: Bahareh Kokabian
January 29, 2016

Every career is driven by a dream. It’s just that in civil engineering, those dreams tend to be a bit larger than in most professions. ASCE's Dream Big Contest is celebrating those big dreams,...
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January 14, 2016

"No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big." –Anonymous Where would we be if the Roeblings hadn’t dreamed big by designing and constructing the Brooklyn Bridge, paving the way for...
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