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?

Latest news

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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Obituaries

Langan Engineering Co-Founder Kelley Dies at 75

George P. Kelley, who co-founded Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Inc. in 1970 and helped the Parsippany, NJ-based firm grow into a 1,000-employee giant,...

Life Member, Former Publisher of Physics and Chemistry Research Dies at 91

Robert H. Marks, M.ASCE, an ASCE Life Member who shifted from a civil engineering career to one that provided crucial research in chemistry and...

Elio D’Appolonia, Geotechnical and Foundations Giant, Dies at 97

Elio “D’App” D’Appolonia, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, NAE, a giant of geotechnical and foundation engineering, has died. He was 97 years old. A longtime Pittsburgh resident, D'Appolonia...

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,...

Awards

When Just Good Enough Just Isn’t Good Enough

Ron Klemencic is having a good year. Engineering News-Record named him its 2018 Award of Excellence winner, followed by a cover feature highlighting Klemencic’s remarkable...

Team of Writers Given 2020 Middlebrooks Award

ASCE has honored the writing team of Beena Ajmera, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Thomas L. Brandon, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Binad Tiwari, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE,...

Kwok Earns Jack E. Cermak Medal

ASCE has honored Kenny Chung Sau Kwok, Ph.D., with the 2019 Jack E. Cermak Medal for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of wind-structure...

ASCE Renames Award in Fallen Engineer’s Honor

The Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award presented annually by ASCE's Committee on Student Members has been renamed to honor the late Richard H. Nettleton. Nettleton, P.E.,...

New Fellows

New ASCE Fellows – March 2019

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Just 3 percent of Society members...

New ASCE Fellows – October 2020

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Just 3 percent of Society members...

IIT’s Choudhury Named ASCE Fellow

Deepankar Choudhury, Ph.D., F.ASCE, an Institute Chair Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, in Mumbai, India, has been...

Upchurch Elevated to ASCE Fellow

Jonathan E. Upchurch, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a contributor to the civil engineering profession in variety of roles – educator, professional society leader, and in...

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.