Tag: Board of Direction

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12 reasons to become an ASCE member

Why be a member of ASCE? There are many good reasons.

Board wraps busy 2020 with momentous decisions

The Board of Direction completed its year together with a highly productive virtual fall meeting, Oct. 26-27. Most notable was the board’s approval of a complete update to the Society Code of Ethics. The new streamlined code emphasizes usability and enforceability, modernizing the language while dispensing with the previous document’s canon model and instead creating a hierarchy of stakeholders within an engineer’s ethical responsibilities. “It has been...

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Commonalities in association ethical codes highlight competency, loyalty

Other professional associations’ codes of ethics mirror ASCE’s in many ways.

ASCE welcomes Briaud as new president at virtual convention

In a ceremony unlike any ASCE has seen before, Jean-Louis Briaud assumed the role of 2021 Society president, Thursday, Oct. 29. Briaud accepted the presidential pin and gavel from ASCE’s 2020 President K.N. Gunalan – in a trick of digital technology – during the annual membership meeting as part of the ASCE 2020 Convention, hosted virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s no doubt...

A Message to Students from ASCE President K.N. Gunalan

K.N. Gunalan's year as ASCE president certainly has been unique among the annals of Society history. But Gunalan has guided the Society through the COVID-19 pandemic with strength and grace, and, as his presidential term winds down this fall, he shares this Member Voices article – a message of reassurance and resilience to civil engineering students around the world. Hello! I hope and trust that you’ve...

Board Sets Course for Society’s Long-Term Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for innovative solutions across the world, and the ASCE Board of Direction, for its part, delivered for the Society. At its quarterly meeting, July 10-11, the Board passed several key decisions that ensure ASCE’s long-term success in the post-pandemic world. “I believe the bold actions taken by our Board will better position our Society to engage a broader global...

Get to Know ASCE 2021 President-Elect Dennis Truax

Elected by ASCE members in May, 2021 President-Elect Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, will assume his duties in October. Truax has spent four decades on the civil engineering faculty at Mississippi State University. Since 2006, he’s served as the James T. White Endowed Chair and Department Head. And, as has become tradition, ASCE News greeted the incoming president-elect with a series...

Truax Elected 2021 ASCE President-Elect

Dennis D. Truax has been elected ASCE’s 2021 president-elect by a majority of Society members. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, has spent four decades on the civil engineering faculty at Mississippi State University. Since 2006, he’s served as the James T. White Endowed Chair and Department Head. He has also worked as a consulting engineer or managing principal of several firms. In addition, he...

COVID-19 Community Calls 33: Presidential Point of View

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Plus an extra three. Community Call 33 closes the series, and fittingly it features ASCE President K.N. "Guna" Gunalan. The president discusses his philosophical...