The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is June 23-25 in San Diego. PHOTO: Barry Staver
May 8, 2018

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition field is complete. Under a revised format this year, six university teams that did not qualify through their spring student conference competitions...

The ASCE Construction Institute's Student Days brings civil engineering students from around the country together with potential employers seeking new talent.
September 5, 2017

Midsummer, late-night in Fort Lauderdale, FL, it’s not difficult to find a party. Or a beach. Or both. But the 35 ASCE Student Members participating in the 2017 Construction Institute’s...

Case Western Reserve University's student team received 2017 ASCE Sustainable Development Award at the EPA’s P3 National Sustainable Design Expo. PHOTO: Alex Rosenheim
August 14, 2017

ASCE recognized the innovative humanitarian work of a Case Western Reserve University student team with the 2017 ASCE Sustainable Development Award at the EPA’s P3 National Sustainable Design...

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
June 6, 2016

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi Every person stands to benefit from...

September 6, 2013

...your alma mater profiles your "successful career". I suppose I've done alright, but day to day challenges and hard work really don't leave much time for gushing reflection. You can read my...

May 31, 2012

Every year, ASCE's student chapters build on the tradition of civil engineering in a wonderfully visual way. They participate in competitions to design and construct structures that need to maintain...

April 5, 2011

This weekend I returned to my alma mater, the University of Michigan, for the North Central Regional student conference.  It was the first time that I had attended the annual Steel Bridge and...

May 6, 2010

Part 3 In the morning we reassessed our work.  The steel tubes seemed a little small compared to the size of the concrete hull.  Would the single additional bracing bar between the...

April 25, 2010

Part 2 After cheering the steel bridge team onto a first place finish, I led the canoe team to the Home Depot for supplies to reconstruct their canoe.  We wandered the aisles searching for...

April 18, 2010

Around this time of year, concrete canoe competitions are being held on several college campuses around the country.  These events were typically the highlight of of my ASCE involvement.  My...