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ASCE Partner EWB-USA Introduces New Executive Director

After 18 years of guiding the growth of Engineers Without Borders USA, Executive Director Cathy Leslie has retired. The organization’s new top executive is Jackie O'Brien, an EWB-USA board member. ASCE and Engineers Without Borders USA have a long-standing partnership to promote collaboration on projects, programs and initiatives that support the organizations’ common missions to make the world a better place and improve the practice of engineering....

COVID-19 Community Calls 1: Coronavirus a Wake-Up Call for Civil Engineers

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 1 goes to Mike Paddock, a deputy director with Engineers Without Borders. Also the author of the ASCE News "Engineering With...

The Gift of Giving

The holiday season is upon us. Although it is a time of celebration, it’s also a time for gratitude and giving. Civil engineers have much to be thankful for. With salaries continuing to trend upward, we earn a good living as well as the respect of the public. Entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare, civil engineers truly have a profound impact on...

What’s in My Backyard? – CECorps Connects Engineers, Communities

Take a look in your backyard (figuratively). You might be surprised what you find (literally). Underserved communities across the United States are in need of civil engineering solutions. That’s where the Community Engineering Corps comes in, and, with its new “What’s in My Backyard?” campaign, lays out how to help, step by step. CECorps – an alliance between ASCE, the American Water Works Association and Engineers Without...

ASCE Plot Points Season 1 Episode 7: A Culture of Kindness

At its core, civil engineering is a service-driven profession. So it shouldn't be surprising that so many young civil engineers enter the profession motivated to help their communities, near and far. On today's episode of ASCE Plot Points, we look at that culture of kindness. The executive director of Engineering Without Borders USA, Cathy Leslie, talks about her work, about EWB-USA, and what she sees in...

Improving Lives as a Way of Life

Susan K. Barnett, an Emmy-nominated investigative journalist, (ABC News PrimeTime Live, 20/20, and Dateline NBC), turned her attention to strategic media and advocacy for nonprofits as the founder of Cause Communications, with a particular passion for global health and water. Recently, she traveled to Ethiopia with Village Health Partnership, a Colorado-based NGO seeking to improve maternal and child health systems. There, she met two long-time...