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Shaping Our Future World

Civil engineers reimagine the world and shape the future of our civilizations.  Recent conversations with several Orange County Branch members reminded me of the inspiring initiative led by ASCE, known as Future World Vision.  The effects of climate change, increasing population, and rapid deployment of new technologies drive civil engineers and the infrastructure industry to be at the forefront of changing trends and to constantly adapt.  ASCE performed an in-depth analysis of future macrotrends to generate a projected evolution of our industry's infrastructure through the Year 2070.  More »

DEI Best Practices in Engineering: Expanding the K-12 Pipeline

With the civil engineering profession becoming increasingly diverse, the ASCE OC Publications Committee discusses Part I of ASCE National's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Best Practices in Engineering – Expanding the K-12 Pipeline. This topic addresses the value of expanding and reimagining the K-12 STEM and university systems necessary to prepare the next generation of engineers for the future world. Part II and III of the series will be featured in future ASCE OC Newsletters in an effort to promote the initiative at the local level.  More »

Summer Bike Rides

My friend, Sam Ali, P.E., recently wrote a story on bike trail connectivity in Orange County. The article was published in the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine. Since Sam and I share the same passion for cycling, I thought I would seize the opportunity to share a few enjoyable rides in our OC backyard. More »

Inflation and Shortage Supply Impacts

We have all been witnessing price inflation, whether it is at the gas station or at the grocery store. Both inflation and material shortage have become part of our design considerations when we select and specify materials for our projects.  The approach has been further emphasized over the last couple of years: the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) community should initiate design and construction projects with a thorough understanding of material availability, fabrication, delivery lead time, projected construction index price, and an evaluation of equivalent alternatives.  More »

Civil Engineering United Career Fair

ASCE CSULB hosted its Third Annual Civil Engineering United Career Fair on February 28th and March 1st, 2022 at their campus' USU Ballrooms.  More »

Meeting the Next Generation of Women Engineers

On February 25th, ASCE CSULB participated in the 2022 AAUW STEM Conference at Eunice Sato Academy of Math and Science High School in Long Beach, CA. More »

Sudamericana Water Conservation

Last month, I traveled to Chile for my brother’s wedding and took the opportunity to wander in Patagonia, the Colchagua Valley (wine country), Santiago, and a few other places. I don’t know if the pattern is common across my peers, but as for myself, travels are generally punctuated by a constant evaluation of the local infrastructure, design details, construction means and methods, and an assessment of the infrastructure challenges that each region faces. More »

ASCE CSULB - 2021 Dream Big K-12 Outreach Event

On December 4th, 2021, the ASCE CSULB Student Chapter hosted their Annual Dream Big K-12 Outreach Event for the fourth year in a row at the CSULB campus! A huge thank you to all of the professional and student volunteers, private companies, and public agencies who supported this year's efforts for the students. More »

Connecting the Dots in 2022 and Beyond?

As we enter 2022, I wish our members a very happy and prosperous new year. It would be a shame not to recognize the accomplishments of the past year. Our hyperactive Orange County Branch committees did not stop interacting and implementing activities: I counted over 60 events held during the past year. I could not be prouder to belong to such a resilient and proactive organization. I thank my predecessor, Clint Isa, P.E., for spearheading the efforts, and all of our volunteers for your contributions over the past couple of years. More »

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