“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
ASCE recognizes the strategic and critical importance of advocating for and sustaining a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. The Society is committed to implementing policies and programs designed to advance the profession by promoting an inclusive climate in the profession.
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.”
― Maya Angelou
This month provides the opportunity to learn more about African American civil engineers who rose above significant societal and professional challenges, to accomplish impressive careers, and some bright stars of the future who are following in their footsteps.
Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit brentdarnell.com. The long-standing issue of diversity and inclusion is reaching a tipping point. I have attended...Read More >>
It all started in a small ASCE Student Chapter office on the top floor of the engineering building at Howard University. Kim Parker Brown, P.E., M.ASCE, joined both ASCE and the National Society of Black...Read More >>
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) supports and encourages the equitable opportunity for participation of all people within the civil engineering profession without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, or physical challenges. The Society will promulgate and implement programs designed to advance the profession by sustaining a more inclusive climate in the profession.
The Annual Section and Branch Diversity Award was established in July 2003 by ASCE'S Committee on Diversity and Women in Civil Engineering (CDWCE), the predecessor of the current Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). Awards are presented each year to Sections, Branches, and Institutes demonstrating stellar and noteworthy efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion within the civil engineering profession.
The New Faces of Civil Engineering, part of the
DiscoverE New Faces Program
, recognizing outstanding talents, skills and abilities of the next generation of young, diverse engineering leaders (Professionals age 30 or younger) as well as the best and brightest whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact (College Edition).
The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) provides the Society with leadership in all matters of diversity and inclusion within the civil engineering community and implements programs designed to encourage equitable opportunity for full participation of all people within the civil engineering profession.
Economic Inclusion: Infrastructure as a Business Catalyst- ASCE Interchange Discussion
The Workplace Experience: Women Engineers Speak Out- ASCE Interchange Discussion
Diversity By Design
Fostering an inclusive civil engineering community, ASCE’s Strategic Partnerships offer a broad range of networking and relationship building opportunities.
NAMEPA is the premiere network connecting corporate America to technical colleges and universities, and the leading source of professional development for directors of college engineering diversity programs.
Founded in 1975 with the mission of "increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community",
NSBE has more than 29,900 members and is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad.
For the first time, ASCE and the National Society of Black Engineers are working together to offer reciprocal dues discounts.
ASCE members joining NSBE for the first time can do so through the ASCE website.
More about NSBE Membership
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