Why civil engineering students should make things

The benefit of making things for younger children in STEM education has been widely supported. But what about the civil engineering students in college-level courses?

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Annual Construction Institute Student Days presents real-world challenges, opportunities

For the first time, the annual Construction Institute’s CI Student Days heavy civil engineering team challenge was held as an online event this summer. The real-world lessons and opportunities afforded by the competition, however, remained the same.

ASCE members celebrate Senate infrastructure bill as ‘giant leap forward’

ASCE’s long-term advocacy efforts scored a huge victory this week when the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in a 69-30 bipartisan vote.

Steel bridge returns to roster of ASCE student competitions

ASCE has renewed its partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the student steel bridge competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year.

5 things you didn’t know about the Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was designated an ASCE landmark in 1988.
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Prolific Designer of Iconic Transportation Tunnels Dies at 88

Walter C. Grantz, who oversaw the design of many iconic transportation tunnels including the I-95 Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel,...

Army Corps of Engineers’ cold regions expert dies at 81

Wayne Nils Tobiasson, a noted cold regions engineer and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 1992 Engineer of the Year, has died.

Howard Simpson, Co-Founder of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Dies at 97

The standard-setting co-founder and first president of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Howard Simpson has died at 97. Guided by Simpson’s expertise, SGH fast became one...

Wiedeman, 1983 ASCE President, Dies

John H. Wiedeman, a leading engineer in Atlanta who served as ASCE president in 1983, has died at 83. Wiedeman, P.E., F.ASCE, Pres.83.ASCE, was for...


Abdel-Aty Picked for Francis C. Turner Honor

 ASCE has honored Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2019 Francis C. Turner Award for outstanding leadership in the field of road safety,...

Garber Earns Surveying and Mapping Honor

ASCE has honored David F. Garber, P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2020 Surveying and Mapping Award for significant contributions to the advancement of the Surveying...

Baecher to Deliver Terzaghi Lecture for 2021

ASCE has honored Gregory B. Baecher, Ph.D., P.E, NAE, M.ASCE, with the opportunity to deliver the 2021 Karl Terzaghi Lecture, being so recognized for...

Wu, El-Tawil and McCormick Awarded Reese Prize

ASCE has honored the writing team of Tung-Yu Wu, S.E., S.M.ASCE; Sherif El-Tawil, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; and Jason McCormick, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with...

New Fellows

Ngui Elevates to ASCE Fellow

Tom Min Fui Ngui, Ph.D., C.Eng, CPEng, P.E., F.ASCE, principal consultant of Eramaju Synergy Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) and a practicing civil and structural engineer...

Researcher, Organizer Elseifi Now Fellow

Mostafa Elseifi, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, has been named a Fellow...

Xiao Named ASCE Fellow

Ming Xiao, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, has been named a...

Professor and Pavement Scientist Now Fellow

Karim Chatti, Ph.D., F.ASCE, professor of civil engineering at Michigan State University and director of the University Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation, has...

ASCE student conferences, competitions embrace the virtual

Yes, the ASCE student conferences are a little different this spring, but they're succeeding in the new virtual format.