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ASCE realigns student conferences, enhances student experience

ASCE has realigned its student conferences, creating a more integrated, consistent, and valuable student experience.

UW-Platteville to Host 2021 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition

On the week of what was supposed to be the 2020 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, it is time to look forward. The 2020 competition, of course, was canceled in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So all eyes focus now on the 2021 competition. And all those teams who had their GPS set for Madison need only shift their...

‘Leading and Guiding’ the Way to Victory

“Koxnuu.” It’s a Mixtec word meaning “leading and guiding.” And it proved to be the perfect name for the Tecnológico de Monterrey concrete canoe team’s 2020 canoe. Koxnuu earned the team first place at the 2020 ASCE Texas Student Conference in March, making Tecnológico de Monterrey just the second school from Mexico ever to qualify for the National Concrete Canoe Competition. With a milestone win under its...

ASCE Cancels Student Competitions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

ASCE has announced the cancellation of all remaining Student Conferences and student competitions for the 2019-20 school year – including the National Concrete Canoe Competition – because of the uncertainty and health concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “We have taken this measure so that faculty and students may focus fully on completing their semesters remotely and in full consideration of their health, safety and...

ASCE 2019: The Year in Photos

It was a rich and rewarding year at ASCE in 2019. So rich and so rewarding that mere words can’t do it justice. Here is ASCE’s 2019 Year in Photos: In May, ASCE launched Future World Vision, a bold, comprehensive project to anticipate, reimagine and prepare for the future. Using data-driven, in-depth, scenario-planning analysis, Future World Vision puts civil engineers in position to lead, not just today but...

ASCE’s Two New Student Competitions Off to Great Start

It’s not just boats and paddles anymore. The 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition weekend, for the first time, featured two new ASCE student competition finals, the ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition: Dog House Challenge and the ASCE Blue Sky Competitions Contest, at the Florida Institute of Technology. “It’s really exciting,” said Danielle Kennedy, EI, A.M.ASCE, a member of the ASCE Task Committee on Student Competitions, charged with...

Florida Channels Tom Petty for Concrete Canoe Championship

When the University of Florida concrete canoe team decided to honor Gainesville icon Tom Petty with its theme this year, the Gators’ clever and excellent name for their boat was "Free Floatin’." As it turns out, though, it was another Petty classic that may have been more apt: “I Won’t Back Down.” After back-to-back heartbreakingly close runner-up finishes the last two years at nationals, the Florida...

Concrete Canoe Kicks Off With Innovative, Creative Displays

The 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Thursday at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, with a hot, humid, and colorful Display Day. Display Day always is a great venue for teams to show off their creativity, with the beautiful canoes and innovative concrete mixes displayed beside thematic, often fun displays. This year, that meant doughnut T-shirts for the UCLA team and Trojan costumes...

2019 National Concrete Canoe Field Set; Cal Poly SLO Looks to Three-Peat

Get the vans packed and the trailers ready. It’s time for the National Concrete Canoe Competition, and schools from around the country, continent – and world – will be headed for Florida’s Atlantic coast next month to battle for the championship. The Florida Institute of Technology hosts nationals, June 6-8, in Melbourne, FL, and ASCE rounded out the field of 24 competing schools this week...

Oh, What a Year! – ASCE’s 2018 in Review

It was an exciting ASCE 2018. From the year’s first Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Las Vegas in January to the ASCE 2018 Convention in Denver in October, Society members bonded and worked together to help lead the civil engineering industry forward. Dream Big went from the big screen to the classroom. Kristina Swallow inspired civil engineers all over the globe as ASCE president. Here’s a look at some...