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Dream It. Believe It. Build It.

Civil engineers are society’s unsung heroes. But no hero has the same origin story. Tresor Moolo’s story begins in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a town where limited access to clean water drives a cycle of poverty and suffering.

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....

Engineering With Heart: It Started With a Pinky Swear

As civil engineers, many times we find ourselves leading talented multidisciplined teams. This was certainly my experience when I worked on billion-dollar freeway programs that included all the engineering disciplines – along with historians, community engagement specialists, threatened and endangered species experts, and more. I love leading experts who are passionate about their area of expertise. But nothing has challenged me like the current project...

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...

Coronavirus a Wake-Up Call for Civil Engineers

“So, Dad, where do the poops go?” We sometimes ignore the wisdom of our children. As long as “it” leaves the toilet bowl when we flush and never comes back, we are content that human and environmental health are being adequately addressed by someone else. It’s when we’re faced with a pandemic such as we’re confronting with the coronavirus that we seem to wake up...

Civil Engineer’s Journey Wasn’t Easy, But Well Worth It

Luis Duque has made it all look easy – balancing his civil engineering career success with family (second baby on the way this summer) and community service. But don’t be fooled. It might appear easy now, but getting to this point was no easy journey. Flash back four years ago. Duque graduated from South Dakota State University. But with rent due and no civil engineering firms...

A Future World Vision for Us All

"Engineering With Heart" is a series of articles by Michael Paddock for ASCE News. Paddock, P.E., M.ASCE, a 30-year member of ASCE, is a licensed civil engineer and surveyor. His professional career was spent managing teams of over 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects over $1 billion, and he was the youngest-ever recipient of Wisconsin’s “Engineer of the Year” award. After a near-death cancer experience, he was...

Engineers 1 – Alzheimer’s 0

Michael Paddock, P.E., M.ASCE, a 30-year member of ASCE, is a licensed civil engineer and surveyor. His professional career was spent managing teams of over 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects over $1 billion, and he was the youngest-ever recipient of Wisconsin’s “Engineer of the Year” award. After a near-death cancer experience, he was motivated to begin a pro bono engineering career that has delivered...

Member Voices: Building Community in Puerto Rico

Luis Duque, EIT, A.M.ASCE, is a structural engineer at DLK Engineering in Lafayette, Colorado. An active member of ASCE (particularly the Structural Engineering Institute) and Engineers Without Borders, Duque has helped shape the online communities at ASCE Collaborate and Career by Design as a topic moderator. In today's Member Voice article, he recaps, with words and his gift for photography, a recent trip he...

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...