ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, back right, joins the winning team from Austin (TX) West Ridge Middle School at the Future City Competition finals.
February 24, 2017

The annual Future City engineering competition attracts and colorfully presents great hypothetical concepts as imagined by teams of middle school students. This year, though, the batch of...

Avery Bang, EI, A.M.ASCE, is the president and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity. She is one of the engineers featured in Dream Big.
December 16, 2016

If last week’s pilot event is an indication, Dream Big and DiscoverE’s Girls Night Out program will be a dream combination. With a series of activities developed around the giant-screen...

ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan is one of the stars of Dream Big, the forthcoming giant-screen film that will inspire outreach at museums and schools around the world.
December 9, 2016

Visitors to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh won’t have to look far for an example of Dream Big engineering in 2017. Carnegie began construction this week that will culminate in a new...

Leon Grant, left, and Marcellus Pitts have helped turn the Marietta High School ASCE Civil Engineering Club and Pre-Engineering program into a massive success. PHOTO: Leon Grant
November 16, 2016

Marietta, Georgia: where civil engineering meets swag. The ASCE Civil Engineering Club at Marietta High School and the Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline program have been exciting...

Students in the ASCE Civil Engineering Club at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley School build a structure out of popsicle sticks.
September 1, 2016

Amin Ghafooripour has taught undergrads. He’s taught post-grads. No students inspire him, though, quite like these pre-grads. Ghafooripour, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, leads the ASCE Civil...

A student takes part in a bridge-building exercise with an ASCE staffer's help at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
April 15, 2016

Who knows? The next great civil engineers may look back at this weekend as where it all began. The fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival attracts thousands of students from all over the...

February 19, 2016

National Engineers Week 2016 is Feb. 21-27, and the ASCE community is ready to celebrate. Sections and Branches around the world have EWeek programs planned – from the Los Angeles Section’s...

ASCE member James Wonneberg speaks with a fourth-grade class at Liberty Elementary School in Chantilly, VA.
November 13, 2015

Word spread around the classroom in a flash – the guest of honor had arrived. The students piled around the doorway, trying to see. “Where is he? Where is he?” Who was visiting Leanne...

Brendan Sullivan, left, and Steven Lin measure and cut pieces of wood for the Brooklyn Technical High School ASCE Club's hydroelectric dam project.
July 16, 2015

Not far from Thomas Edison's famed Menlo Park lab, the students of Brooklyn Technical High School's “ASCE Club” enjoyed an Edison moment of their own this spring. After more than 150 hours of...

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December 16, 2013

Ahh, it’s  time for our end-of-year celebrations. Time for all of our favorite traditions, like family recipes,  egg nog, holiday lights, traveling to see family, gift giving, reflection over...