Topic: Community Outreach

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Nicaragua Childhood and World Travels Inspire Engineering Success for New Face Honoree

Her story begins in Nicaragua, but follow closely, because the plot moves all over the map from there. Madeley Arriola Guerrero, A.M.ASCE, an associate engineer for Chen Moore and Associates in West Palm Beach, FL, holds a remarkably world-wise perspective early in her career thanks to a decade of global education and engineering work. ASCE has honored her as a 2019 New Face of Civil...

Young Engineer Finds His Calling Through Flint Water Crisis Solutions

Siddhartha Roy came to the United States in 2012 for a graduate degree that would put him in position to someday use civil engineering to, as he put it, “reduce avoidable human suffering and help people.” Little did he know just how soon that “someday” would turn out to be. As a graduate student at Virginia Tech, Roy joined a team of researchers led by Tech...

Florida Engineer Maximizes Second Chance at Life

Life for Garit Poire falls into two boxes. There are the days before Nov. 16, 2014, and those that have followed. And that day in the middle, the line of demarcation? On Nov. 16, 2014, Garit, then a civil engineering student at Florida State University, was visiting Atlanta for his mom’s birthday. He didn’t feel well. He thought perhaps he’d accidentally eaten some gluten and triggered...

Putting Good Ideas Into Practice, Aguilar Helps Community Through Outreach, Infrastructure

Jose Aguilar had an idea. A transportation engineer at Psomas in Tucson, AZ, he wanted to inspire the students in his hometown with a civil-engineering competition similar to the STEM activities and competitions that he loved when he was a teenager. It was a nice idea, a good idea. But for the time being, just a concept. And this is where most people usually stop –...

ASCE Goal Achieved: Every U.S. Public School to Get Dream Big Toolkits

It’s been almost two years since Dream Big: Engineering Our World began amazing kids and adults alike on big screens at museums and theaters across the world. Since then, the film – presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE – has enjoyed quite a ride of success, smashing attendance goals, scoring big with critics, inspiring ASCE outreach events all...