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...

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...

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,...

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...

Erica Antoine
December 21, 2015

Erica Antoine is living the dream these days. She is a project engineer for Burns Engineering Inc. and by age 30 already has several major transportation projects in Philadelphia to her...

Greg MacGillivray has been instrumental in the history of IMAX films. Photo courtesy MacGillivray-Freeman.
December 16, 2015

The new year will bring a ramped-up production schedule for Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World, the first film for IMAX and giant-screen theaters about engineering. The MacGillivray-Freeman...