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Construction begins on stormwater treatment area to benefit Florida’s Everglades

Construction recently began in Florida on a key component of the Central Everglades Planning Project, an ambitious to increase flows of water headed south through the Everglades.

7 Civil Engineering Discussions That Defined 2019

One of the best aspects of ASCE Collaborate – and there are many – is the way it allows you to take the temperature of the civil engineering profession. ASCE’s online member community features civil engineers talking civil engineering every day of the year on any number of topics. So you can talk shop, get advice about a project or – when looking at the entire...

Dee Elevated to Fellow Status

David D. Dee Jr., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, a water resources and civil engineer with WSP USA Inc. who has over 32 years of experience in the field, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. With WSP USA itself for over three decades, Dee has been assistant vice president, senior supervisory engineer, and senior project manager. His experience comprises design and project...

WSSC’s La Plante Tabbed as Fellow

Rosanna La Plante, P.E., F.ASCE, a division manager with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), Regulatory Services Division, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. La Plante shares responsibility for the federally mandated pretreatment program and enforcement of the WSSC Plumbing & Fuel Gas Code. Prior to that she worked for Baltimore City Department of Public Works, where she led and managed...

EPA’s O’Connor Becomes ASCE Fellow

Thomas P. O’Connor, P.E., F.ASCE, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. O’Connor has over 22 years with EPA. He currently works for the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Systems Division, Water Resources Recovery Branch at the Edison Environmental Center (EEC) in Edison, New Jersey....

The Infrastructure Win-Win Right Down the Street From You

ASCE News Future Forward highlights civil engineering projects, practices, ideas, and technologies that are future-focused and forward-looking. Given the current infrastructure crisis in the United States, where need outpaces funding by a wide margin, the so-called win-win project is critical. These are the projects that solve two problems at once, and one such win-win opportunity may be as close as your local city park. “Parks can be...

Brown Named Distinguished Member

Jeanette A. Brown, P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, F.ASCE, F.WEF, currently a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2019 class of Distinguished Members for exemplifying the role of the engineer in society through mentoring, research, leadership in multiple organizations, services, and encouragement to others to similarly serve and develop...

Finding Water Solutions Through a Game of Squash

You never know where life will take you. And that uncertainty seems to only multiply when you’re a civil engineer. The possibilities are infinite. Ask Pete Loucks. Loucks remembers once taking a systems analysis assignment through UNESCO, evaluating the financial viability of different water delivery options in Libya. The next thing he knew he was wielding a racquet on the squash courts of Benghazi, hoping to parlay...

Environmental Engineering Expert Earns Fellow Honors

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, an associate professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Gude has over 18 years of academic, industry, and research experience in the environmental engineering field, including six years with Du Pont Singapore and a startup company in Seattle....

New Face Honoree Uses Social Media to Promote Civil Engineering

So, what exactly do engineers do when they go to work each day? Andrea DuMont thought she knew. After all, she grew up in a family of engineers. She aced her math and science classes. President of the robotics club in high school. Good grades in college. Civil engineering major. And yet … “I grew up thinking I would just sit in a cubicle, do some math, do...