Beginning this November, ASCE members will see the return of ASCE News as a print edition in their mail along with Civil Engineering magazine. Ten times a year, this eight-page quick-read will feature “local news” highlighting the achievements of Sections, Branches, Younger Member Groups, and Student Chapters.
Many of our members have requested the return to the hard-copy edition of our ASCE news since it stopped running in 2011. The new ASCE News will offer unique content as well as glimpses into more in-depth content that can be found on our online news hub, news.asce.org.
Content will include updates on society presidents, social media highlights, and a brief look at the lives and legacies of our many accomplished members. You can get a sneak peek by viewing a prototype.
On page 6, you can preview an early version of a local news roundup. On this page, we want to feature you and your Section and Branch achievements and programs, such as school outreach events, networking fundraisers, and infrastructure site tours to big achievements like the launch of a state Report Card.
If you have an item or a photo that you believe is newsworthy, please share it by filling out a form at asce.org/localnews. Content copied from your newsletter, website, or social media is also welcome. Please note that we can only accept news items about past successes, since we don’t have space to promote upcoming events. For any questions, contact ASCE News editor John Marston at email@example.com.
We work for you! And we want to continue to give you value while elevating the civil engineering profession. We hope you enjoy the new ASCE News.
In case you missed them, here are some other exciting developments around the ASCE community:
Renew for 2017 now and get in on drawings for $1,350 in gift cards
Just for ensuring your ASCE membership and its benefits will continue uninterrupted through 2017, you could win a total of $1,350 in Amazon gift cards. ASCE’s renewal raffle is under way, so the earlier you renew, the higher your odds of winning. Discover how benefits like 5 free PDHs and a host of discounts more than offset your dues. While renewing, you can help fund outreach activities specifically for ASCE members that will complement the Dream Big IMAX film experience when it opens in February – check off a donation to the ASCE Foundation’s Dreaming Big! for ASCE Campaign.
ASCE’s free Career Fair will give you the edge in finding your next job
Whether you are a young engineer looking for your first job or well into your career, the ASCE Career Fair offers a chance for you to meet with top employers from around the country. The online Career Fair includes Skype integration making it easier for your to remotely join and communicate with employers. Join ASCE on October 20 from noon- 3 p.m. ET/9 a.m.-noon PT. Visit online to register and find out more.
Check out 15 newest ASCE #GameChangers that focus on resiliency, sustainability, water
ASCE recently added 15 new projects to the roster of #GameChangers which show how infrastructure innovations can enhance resiliency and sustainability. From dams to bridges, airports to water mains, find inspiration in these groundbreaking projects that spotlight the trends shaping how infrastructure is designed, built, and maintained, including four aided by the federal Water Resources Development Act.
All ASCE live webinars now $99 for individual members
ASCE has just lowered the cost of all live webinars for individuals and groups, with the deepest discounts reserved for members. Pay only $99 for an individual live webinar, whether 60 or 90 minutes, or enjoy $50 off the old group rates. Benefit from ASCE’s quality webinars, on your own or with a group, with ASCE’s new low webinar pricing.
Apply to be one of ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering
Are you or someone you know the next New Face for civil engineering? Celebrating its 14th year, ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional Edition recognition program highlights the accomplishments of diverse civil engineers, under the age of 30, and their unique contributions to society. Apply online before November 18th!
Check out four infamous lessons in engineering ethics, shared by experts
Lapses in ethical judgement can result in damage and loss of human life. Just ask four experts who have encountered some of the worst engineering disasters in the modern era.
A recent ASCE video series, sponsored by a United Engineering Foundation grant, explored four case studies in engineering ethics and highlight some of the most important lessons every engineer should be familiar with. From the Challenger disaster to the Piper Alpha oil spill, watch why every engineer needs to apply these lessons in their daily practice.
Encourage adoption of the new ASCE 7-16
Standards are extremely important in providing technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity and efficiency in civil engineering. In the face of organized opposition, ASCE 7-16 Chair Ron Hamburger, S.E., P.E., SECB, F.SEI, is urging ASCE members to contact their local building officials to ask them to support adoption of the 2016 edition of ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. Find out more in ASCE News.
Ask Anthony: Five reasons why a P.E. license is essential
In a recent edition of his column, Anthony Fasano, himself a licensed Professional Engineer, says there are many reasons why civil engineers ought to have “this prestigious credential.” He limits himself to five for space, and asks you for more in his latest Ask Anthony post to ASCE News. Anthony Fasano is author of Engineer Your Own Success, co-host of The Civil Engineering Podcast and co-founder of The Seller-Doer Academy for Civil Engineers. Check it out on the ASCE News Careers & Leadership page. He welcomes questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.