Five years in, the ASCE Innovation Contest has produced a remarkable legacy of bright ideas and infrastructure solutions.
Among the most successful of success stories is RoadBotics, a Pittsburgh-based company that uses smartphone and artificial intelligence technology to help monitor and maintain infrastructure assets.
At the 2018 ASCE Innovation Contest, RoadBotics earned five honors, including Greatest Impact on Delivering the ASCE Grand Challenge Award.
Two years later,...
The 2020 ASCE Innovation Contest entry deadline has been extended to account for disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contest will now be accepting entries through July 15.
Developed as part of the ASCE Grand Challenge as a springboard for forward-looking infrastructure ideas, and in its fifth year, the Innovation Contest is open to anyone with a high school diploma (academics, industry professionals, undergrads, grad...
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...
What could be better than the return of ASCE’s Innovation Contest?
Two ASCE innovation contests.
In its fifth year, ASCE’s annual search for creative, new infrastructure solutions has grown into two related competitions – the traditional Innovation Contest and the ASCE Regional Student Innovation Contest.
Both contests will hold final competitions during the ASCE 2020 Convention in Anaheim, California, Oct. 30-31.
The ASCE Innovation Contest was developed as...
And here we thought the future of engineering was smart technology.
Perhaps there is merit in the art of being dumb. Technically speaking, at least.
The Emerald Tutu earned the Overall Grand Challenge Award, Thursday, during the 2019 ASCE Innovation Contest celebration event at ASCE Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The Emerald Tutu’s lead developer, Gabriel Cira, himself refers to the project as dumb tech rather than...
Civil engineering is not a profession that lacks for great ideas. The 2019 ASCE Innovation Contest makes that much clear.
“The entries and winners have jumped another level higher in quality this year,” said Marc Hoit, Ph.D., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Innovation Contest chair and vice chancellor for information technology at North Carolina State University.
“This year's winners are the best yet and should attract investors.”
ASCE’s Industry Leaders...