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  • All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.


    In partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films, and presented by the Bechtel Corporation, ASCE is proud to announce that Dream Big: Engineering Our World, will premiere in giant-screen theaters Engineers Week, February 2017. Find a theater screening Dream Big near you.

    Dream Big Engineering Our World Movie Poster

    Combined with educational programming and powerful media, Dream Big will:

    • Inform the public about the important work engineers do, helping to heighten interest and change perceptions about the profession
    • Inspire young people to consider careers in engineering
    • Answer the demand for K-12 engineering education resources, in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards

    See the Film in Theatres

    Dream Big will be playing in museums and science centers around the world beginning February 17, 2017. See the film in your area!

    Find a Screening

  • Get Involved: Dream Big Volunteer Resources

    Be the bridge between an inspiring film experience and the incredible world of engineering. Volunteer to introduce students and learners around the globe to the work that engineers do! Here's how you can get involved:

    Work with a museum or Science Center

    Museums and science centers with giant screen theaters around the world will be playing Dream Big starting in February 2017. All of them are eager to work with engineers to promote the film, enhance established programs, develop new programs, and more. Read the Engineer's Guide to Working with Museums [PDF] for tips, ideas, and instructions on how to connect with a museum or science center near you.

    Connect with a Dream Big Program

    Six programs have been created by DiscoverE, the official educational partner for Dream Big, to help you inspire interest in engineering using the Dream Big resources. From Engineers Week activities and events to workshops, festivals, and more, find an exciting program to get involved with.

    Girls Night Out is an opportunity for engineers to inspire girls to pursue engineering careers. The Planning Guide contains step by step guidance on everything from messaging, suggesting activities, and volunteer recruitment. 

    Get Your Local ASCE Group Involved 

    Whether you are an ASCE Region looking to bring together your Section and Branches or a Younger Member Group in search of more leadership opportunities, ASCE has mapped out ways for local groups to get involved in the Dream Big Experience. See recommended volunteer activities for ASCE local groups [PDF] 

    Host a Campus Screening

    ASCE student chapters have the exclusive opportunity to host a one-time campus screening of Dream Big, while the film is still in its theatrical release. Get details [PDF] . Download and submit a reservation form [PDF].

    Watch Our Informational Webinars

    Dream Big and ASCE Learn about ASCE’s investment in the film, outreach activities and events that will accompany the film, and the types of programs and planning your ASCE group can get involved in hosting. Watch the webinar.    

    Dream Big Fundraising : Learn tips and techniques for raising funds to cover a variety of events. Watch the webinar

    Have questions about planning your event or getting involved? ASCE is here to help. Email us at


  • Watch the Dream Big Trailer!

    Get inspired and watch the trailer for Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Then, listen as ASCE members share their dreams for the future of the profession!

  • Help Bring Dream Big to More Communities

    Help ASCE members bring the exciting Dream Big experience to more communities through outreach activities, member programs, industry events, and more!  Give a gift or sign up to become a volunteer through DiscoverE – the official educational partner for Dream Big – to extend the film’s reach and impact.

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  • Stay Up-to-Date on Dream Big News

    CSCE Past‐President Hudson Jackson, ASCE President‐Elect Kristina Swallow, and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy at the recent CSCE awards ceremony. PHOTO: William CunninghamThe Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section recently held its 10th annual Achievement in Civil Engineering Awards ceremony, honoring planning, design, and construction achievements of the state’s civil engineers. ASCE 2017 President‐Elect Kristina Swallow joined...Read More >>

    Fresh WEB FEATDream Big is already scoring well on the Tomato-Meter. The Rotten Tomatoes website collects film reviews and separates them into positive (fresh) and negative (rotten). Dream Big: Engineering Our World checks in this week at...Read More >>

    Dream Big Contest winner Marta Alvarez, middle, is joined by two YCE Inc. scholarship winners, Anahi Morelos, left, and Alexandra Alamillo.ASCE gave the prize to Marta Alvarez. Marta Alvarez gave the prize to her community. Founder and CEO of YCE Inc., a land-surveying and civil engineering firm in Ventura, CA, Alvarez, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, won...Read More >>

    Dream Big featured civil engineer Menzer Pehlivan works with girls from St. Theresa School - from left, Isabelle Mascarenhas, Emily Frost, and Breda Brosey.Every February, engineers worldwide seize on Engineers Week to engage with grade-school students and help them envision careers in the profession. This year has provided even more reason for excitement with the foundation DiscoverE’s official...Read More >>

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