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The acclaimed giant-screen documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World has inspired and delighted audiences in museums around the world. Now, ASCE with generous support from the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) has set an ambitious goal: to put a copy of the Dream Big film and educational toolkit in every public school in America. To reach every school, we need your help! Give $5 to send a school a toolkit containing: A DVD of the full-length feature film; Teacher’s guide; Companion videos; Downloadable files for classroom use. ASCE has pledged a 1-to-1 match of all donations made by Sections and Branches before April 15 for middle school educational kits. Any amount that you pledge will go twice as far with the match from ASCE headquarters. NCS will designate all funds go only to local schools, thus ensuring your donation is super-charged, i.e. it gets doubled, it goes to your local schools, and it amplifies our efforts to increase the quality of engineering education in our K-12 schools and inspire future generations of civil engineers!

Presented by Michael Trentacoste

Please click HERE to register by February 11.

The FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) plays a key role in helping you meet transportation challenges now and in the future. Please join us on Tuesday, February 16, as Michael Trentacoste, Associate Administrator, FHWA Office of Research, Development, and Technology, discusses FHWA's TFHRC and emerging transportation technologies.

He showcases the value you receive from the materials, designs, policies, operations, and safety used in the highway systems you drive on. Deployment of such innovations enables you to move goods and people efficiently and safely while also contributing to the nation's economy. Today, as in the past,  researchers and inventors continue to develop innovations and solutions to transportation challenges.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: Hilton Arlington, Gallery
FEE: $45 (if registering by Feb 11, 2016). $55 (Walk-ins and late registrations). $25 (Life members). $10 (Students).
One (1) PDH will be awarded for attendance.

Michael F. Trentacoste has been the Associate Administrator for the FHWA Office of Research, Development & Technology, since January 2009. He leads and directs a comprehensive national research, development, and technology program designed to meet the needs and goals of the highway community and the nation’s highway transportation system. He also serves as the Director of the FHWA’s TFHRC, and is responsible for $70 million of new infrastructure, operations and safety research and development annually. Michael Trentacoste is a civil engineering graduate of Manhattan College and received a Master of Science in Transportation from Northwestern University. He is a registered Civil Engineer in New York.

What is ASCE-NCS?

Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

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Own a Copy of Inspiring Stories and Images of Infrastructure in the D.C. Area!

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