Topic: Community Outreach

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Response team investigates wildfire damage to buried drinking water infrastructure

A response team led an investigation into the damage sustained to Paradise, California's, buried drinking water infrastructure caused by the November 2018 Camp Fire.

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...

Making media moves

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 5: Mathew Picardal does a little bit of everything when it comes to popular civil engineering communication. He works as a structural project manager for DCI Engineers. He's also started a YouTube channel called the Structural Engineering Life, posting his own videos where he discusses or explains structural engineering issues and concepts. “A Day in the Life of a...

YMG Awards Honor Philly, Mississippi

ASCE has honored the Philadelphia Younger Member Forum (large groups) and Mississippi Section Younger Member Group (small groups) with the Younger Member Group Award for outstanding professional, technical, social, outreach and community service activities.   The Mississippi Section YMG has been working to bridge the gap between students and professionals with various events ranging from community service to social events, presentations, award ceremonies and conference...

Dream It. Believe It. Build It.

Dedicated to the welfare of the public, civil engineers are society’s unsung heroes. But no hero has the same story. Civil engineering is a global profession and community. Therefore, civil engineers can come from anywhere and take inspiration from anything. For Tresor Moolo, that story and his inspiration both begin where he grew up – in Bau, a town in the South Ubangi province of...

ASCE members in Lebanon lift Beirut in aftermath of explosion

ASCE members in Lebanon have helped lead the recovery effort in the aftermath of an explosion that shook the Port of Beirut at 6:08 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the center of the densely populated capital. The destruction extended across a four-mile radius, with casualties reported at 220 dead, 6,000 injured and 300,000 left homeless. “What motivated all of us is passion for our beloved country...

New Orleans Branch Assists Those Affected by COVID-19

The ASCE New Orleans Branch organized a program this summer to match member donations to certain organizations supporting those most affected by COVID-19. The four organizations include UNO First Student Support Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank, Gayle Benson Community Assitance Fund and the Gig Workers Relief Fund. Treasurer Kyle Galloway brought the idea to the Branch Board, and they immediately supported it. "We thought it sounded like...

ASCE Members Lead COVID-19 Resilience Effort in Rhode Island

If the governor calls you at home on a Saturday night, you should probably pick up the phone. Rhode Island civil engineering leader and longtime ASCE member Steven King did just that. In fact, you could say he answered the call both literally and figuratively. King – assisted by his colleague and former ASCE Rhode Island Section president, Bill Young – led a drive this spring...

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...

ASCE Members Make Engineers Week 2020 Special

Every year in February, Engineers Week recognizes the amazing contributions made by engineers around the world. It's a great chance for ASCE members to take a step back, take stock of their work and then take a bow. The funny thing about ASCE members, though, is that Engineers Week – the week set aside to honor them – often finds them working harder than ever, doing...