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U.S. Engineering Schools to Educate 20,000 Students to Meet Grand Challenges

March 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Washington, DC, March 23, 2015—Specially trained engineers will be prepared to address major global challenges of the 21st century In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair today, more than 120 U.S. engineering…

Michael Baker International Partners with AASHTO for TRAC & Rides Program

March 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

March 18, 2015—Michael Baker International, a leader in transportation and civil engineering, has announced its partnership with the American Association…

Bechtel Shares Video on the Need for More Engineers

February 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Bechtel created the following stop-motion video that outlines the problem solving nature of engineering work, and the need for more engineers. This focus…

Oversite: Staying Informed Requires Constant Attention

February 14, 2015 - in Column

This inaugural issue of Informed Infrastructure marks a progression from an online community to a print publication. This non-traditional trajectory is warranted given the increased interest in our areas of coverage, the revolutionary change that is taking…

Tatweer Buildings Company Selects Trimble Proliance Software to Standardize Capital Program Management

February 2, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Project management

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced that Saudi Arabia-based Tatweer Buildings Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Tatweer Holding Company, is standardizing on Proliance® capital program management software to support…

GE Foundation Commits $1.5 Million to Support New Orleans Water Management Skills Development

October 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2014—The GE Foundation announced today a $1.5 million grant to help fill the advanced manufacturing and water management skills gap in New Orleans. This grant will support Delgado Community College’s ongoing efforts to train certified…

High School Students Get Hands-on Urban Planning and GIS Experience

August 24, 2014 - in Planning

A group of high school students spent part of their summer learning the many ways GIS (Geographic Information Systems) can be used in future careers. The students were part of a month-long PUPs (Pre- Urban Planners Preparing for Urban Problems) program, based…

National Engineers Week Foundation’s Annual Future City Competition

This year's Future City Competition essay question is "Feeding Future Cities," and students will be required to design an innovative way to provide food in metropolitan centers. Essay Overview Many thousands of years ago, humans learned to domesticate animals…

The U.S. Conference of Mayors: The Nation’s Mayors to Gather in Dallas This Summer

June 9, 2014 - in Projects

Under the leadership of USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and host Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, more than 200 of the nation's mayors from cities large and small will convene in Dallas at the OMNI Dallas Hotel to urge Congress to work in a bipartisan…

Upcoming Global Water Education Conference Speaks to Sustaining Our Blue Planet

May 28, 2014 - in Announcement, Projects, Water

Montana Lt. Governor Angela McLean, the National Board Certified Teacher who traded her classroom for the capitol earlier this year, will address participants at the opening luncheon of the Sustaining the Blue Planet Global Water Education conference next…