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Diversity & Inclusion

  • An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

    — Martin Luther King, Jr.

    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.

  • Diversity News

    Every year in February, Engineers Week recognizes the amazing contributions made by engineers around the world. It’s a great chance for ASCE members to take a step back, take stock of their work and then...Read More >>

    When it comes to inspiring the next generation of civil engineers, representation is so very important. Jose Castro, an assistant engineer in water resources for Michael Baker International in Irvine, California, tells his story of...Read More >>

    Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, has been giving back and making a difference all his life. Today he talks about the nonprofit he helped start, Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge Exchange, for LGBTQ+ professionals...Read More >>

    Guillermo Díaz-Fañas could have stayed quiet. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, was different in a place where normalcy reigned. He was exceedingly smart. Exceptionally ambitious. And, in perhaps his...Read More >>

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  • Members of Society Advancing Inclusion Council (MOSAIC)

    The Members of Society Advancing Inclusion Council (MOSAIC) provide the Society with leadership in all matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the civil engineering community. MOSAIC acts as a:

    • Representative, informed, and responsible decision maker advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion interests of the civil engineering community.
    • Monitor of the development and coordination of products and resources within the civil engineering community that promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Representative for the interests of ASCE to the wider STEM and professional engineering communities.

    View ASCE Policy Statement

    ASCE’s Met Section will be participating in the NYC Pride March this weekend for the second consecutive year. PHOTO: Qu-AKE

  • Women's History Month

    Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyStanton Blatch Barney: Pioneering Civil Engineer, Suffragist

    Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was posthumously elevated to ASCE Fellow status in 2015 in recognition of her significant contributions to civil engineering. 

    "We want to recognize and appreciate those who have paved the way for today and tomorrow's diverse leadership for ASCE and the engineering profession," said Executive Director Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE. "Advancing her to the higher level of ASCE Fellow recognizes her significant contributions."

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    New Faces of Civil Engineering

    The New Faces of Civil Engineering, Colligate and Professional editions, recognize 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).

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  • Strategic Partnerships & Alliances

    Fostering an inclusive civil engineering community, ASCE’s Strategic Partnerships offer a broad range of networking and relationship building opportunities.

  • 50K Coalition

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • American Society for Engineering Education

  • DiscoverE

  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

  • National Association of Minority Engineering Program Advocates

  • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)

  • National Society of Black Engineers

  • National Society of Women Engineering Program Advocates

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

  • Society of Women Engineers