Tag: Dream Big

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ASCE offers remarkable things, from Dream Big to Future World Vision, from networking to education. Join me in my virtual townhall meetings to hear more and express your thoughts.

ASCE ‘dream teams’ to bring Dream Big, outreach to the digital classroom

Educational outreach in 2020 is different than it was in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed where and how kids learn. But civil engineers have innovated and adjusted so that they can continue to inspire students around the world. “The reason I do outreach is to engage with kids and encourage them to explore the wonders of engineering. It makes me feel good passing on my...

Helping others ‘Dream Big’

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 6: Avery Bang is probably most familiar to civil engineers for her star turn in the ASCE movie Dream Big. But by day, she's the president and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity, an organization that collaborates with industry partners and local communities to design, build and maintain bridges that provide crucial lifelines to people in some of the most...

ASCE Members Acclaimed as Young ‘Newsmakers’ by ENR Magazine

Two ASCE members have been honored in the 2020 Engineering News-Record national “20 under 40” list of top young professionals. Todd Abrams, A.M.ASCE, is principal-in-charge of civil engineering for the WT Group in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, just west of Chicago. Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, a geotechnical engineer at Jacobs in Bellevue, Washington. “What makes me most proud is the professional growth my colleagues and I have...

Bringing Engineering to Life

From skyscrapers and dams, to bridges and drinking water, civil engineering is integral to our quality of life. Civil engineers build modern civilization and are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the public, while harmonizing the built and natural environments. In short, civil engineers are society’s unsung heroes. That’s why it is important to celebrate the difference civil engineers make in our...

Commitment to Outreach in Kansas City Dreams Big

Imagine. It’s your senior year of high school. You’ve got a spot on the varsity basketball team. A winter awaits, full of buzzer-beaters and hardcourt heroics. But instead you give it up for … civil engineering? Tony Kulesa did just that, passing on basketball season during his senior year in favor of a job-shadowing opportunity at a civil engineering firm in nearby Aberdeen, South Dakota. Surprising as...

Three Years Later, Still Dreaming Big

It was three years ago this month that ASCE got into the movie business. “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” debuted on IMAX and other giant screens in museums and theaters around the world in February 2017. The film, presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE, showcases engineering in a colorful, dynamic and diverse way, forever changing how a generation of...

Project BUILD Connects Students, Engineers, and Libraries

Libraries aren’t likely the first venues you think of when you consider civil engineering outreach. But maybe they should be. Project BUILD proves that civil engineers and libraries can forge a powerful partnership. “This is the first time that we have partnered with the library system. It wasn’t something that I had considered before,” said Justine Rose, EIT, A.M.ASCE, an engineer for AECOM in Cleveland, secretary for...

Morales Makes Parents Proud with Civil Engineering Success

Monica Morales grew up in Reno, the daughter of parents who each work at casinos. So it was probably inevitable that her career path would come down to a game of chance. As a senior in high school, Morales was excited to be headed for college. The only question was what to study. Everything from medicine to fashion design was under consideration. Then one day, a...

Florida Engineer Maximizes Second Chance at Life

Life for Garit Poire falls into two boxes. There are the days before Nov. 16, 2014, and those that have followed. And that day in the middle, the line of demarcation? On Nov. 16, 2014, Garit, then a civil engineering student at Florida State University, was visiting Atlanta for his mom’s birthday. He didn’t feel well. He thought perhaps he’d accidentally eaten some gluten and triggered...