ASCE has honored the Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, City University of New York (Large Program) with the 2021 Walter LeFevre Award for their outstanding program promoting licensure, ethics, and professionalism.

All seven of the CE Department’s required curriculum courses have content that is relevant to ABET’s student outcome 4, “an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.”

In addition to coursework, the program promotes professionalism, licensure, and ethics topics in the student organizations and their activities. The students are extremely active in ASCE, Chi Epsilon, Chartered Institute of Building, Concrete Canoe, Deep Foundation Institute, Engineers Without Borders, the New York Water Environment Association, Steel Bridge, and the Structural Engineers Association of New York. Many of these organizations regularly host networking and professional development activities for all CE majors, and also practice professionalism skills through the projects or competitions of the organization.

The Walter LeFevre Award recognizes academic institutions for their outstanding actions in promoting licensure, ethics, and professionalism.