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ASCE Leader Works to Get Her Hometown Through the Flood

Texas Section Second Year Director-at-Large Kate Osborn, EIT, A.M.ASCE, has been working on little to no rest all week. The ASCE Southeast Texas Branch President-Elect and project engineer for Schaumburg & Polk Inc. has long been committed to helping her hometown of China, TX. She’s a city councilwoman there and a founding member of the China Community Action Group. So when Hurricane Harvey rains arrived there...

Branch President Helps Others After His Apartment Complex Floods

Andrew Wells, EIT, M.ASCE, president of ASCE’s Southeast Texas Branch, and an engineer for Collins Engineering in Port Arthur, TX, had hoped the worst of Hurricane Harvey was over Tuesday morning in his hometown, about 100 miles east of Houston. Then the rains came back. “I think something about the flooding is that it caught everyone by surprise. In southeast Texas we saw the flooding...

Texas ASCE Members Relay Reports on Harvey Damage, Relief Efforts

ASCE members in Texas are sharing their experiences as the region contends with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas A&M ASCE Student Chapter is one of many groups who have already organized relief efforts. The students are collecting supplies to send to hurricane victims. ASCE Fellow Stan Caldwell, P.E., SECB, F.AEI, F.SEI, lives in Plano, TX, 250 miles northwest of Houston, where – oddly enough...

‘Amazing’ Recovery Effort Bolsters Houston in the Face of Hurricane Harvey Flooding

As southeastern Texas braces itself against relentless rain and what some have described as a 1,000-year flood caused by Hurricane Harvey, local ASCE leaders are working to aid the recovery and relief efforts. “The American Society of Civil Engineers sends our thoughts and concerns to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey," said ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE. "Our condolences go out...