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2020 ASCE Election Opens May 1

The election for the 2021 ASCE President-Elect and Society Directors and Region Governors opens Friday, May 1, with votes accepted through 6 p.m. EDT, June 1. The membership will also vote on amendments to the Society’s Constitution, including an amendment to give Affiliate Members the right to vote.  The proposed amendments are available to review here. Members at the grade of Associate and above are eligible...

COVID-19 Community Calls 16: A Family Split Across Two Continents

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. Community Call 16 goes to Region 10 Director Elias Boutros Sayah. Based in the United Arab Emirates, he was visiting the United States in...

President’s Note: Global Crises and Civil Engineering

OVER CENTURIES, natural disasters have brought people together. When Hurricane Michael battered the Gulf Coast in 2018, first responders and local organizations across the United States rallied in support of those affected. When wildfires recently raged through Australia, more than 3,700 firefighters from around the world rushed to help battle the flames. It’s in these moments that humanity comes together as one. But when...

COVID-19 Community Calls 4: Trying to Know the Unknown

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States 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. Community Call 4 goes to Robin Kemper, ASCE's past president, living and working in New Jersey, one of the country's hardest hit coronavirus...

COVID-19 Community Calls 3: Are Civil Engineers Essential?

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States 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. Community Call 3 goes to Tony Cioffi, whose work as assistant resident engineer for the Kew Gardens Interchange Phase 4 project in New...

Wheels in Motion Toward Possible Voting Rights for Student Members 

There will be more votes to count and boxes to check in the coming year, but the move toward allowing student members to vote in ASCE elections has begun. The Board of Direction, at its quarterly meeting March 14-15 in Washington, D.C. (with some directors attending virtually because of the coronavirus), voted to approve a recommendation that the Governing Documents Committee prepare an amendment to the...

Constitutional Changes to Go to ASCE Membership for Vote on May Ballot

The ASCE Board of Direction has given its input; now it’s time for Society membership to have its say – and vote. The Board discussed, edited and voted to approve a second reading of a series of ASCE Constitutional amendments at its quarterly meeting, Jan. 9 in Detroit. The Constitutional changes, first proposed by the Governing Documents Committee last fall, include: • Giving Affiliate members the right...

New Government Engineers Council Strengthens Ties Between ASCE and Public Sector

With an eye on continuing to strengthen ties to civil engineers in the public sector, the ASCE Board of Direction has approved establishing a Government Engineers Council for an initial period of three years. Among the new group’s goals is to enhance the profile of government engineer leaders within ASCE by getting them more engaged in Society programs and initiatives. “I have been saying that a...

Lehman, Truax Tabbed as 2021 President-Elect Official Nominees

The official nominees for 2021 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Maria Lehman, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, and Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE. The election winner will go on from president-elect to serve as Society president in 2022. The Society’s election will be conducted May 1 through June 1 via online balloting. Maria Lehman Lehman has 38...

Streamlined Member Experience Highlights Board Actions at Fall Meeting

In what has been an intentional and consistent focus for more than a year now, the ASCE Board of Direction continued its work to improve the member experience, Oct. 14-15 at its quarterly meeting in Miami. From increasingly aligned Society groups and programs to an improved user experience in ASCE’s digital platforms, the Board emphasized the member point of view. “The Board has made our major...