November 2016     

Air traffic control tower changing the ‘Game’ 

ASCE recently designated 15 projects as Game Changers, adding to the 41 projects and 24 trends announced in 2015 at the outset of the Game Changers project. Among the new Game Changers: the new, resilient San Francisco International Airport’s air traffic control tower.

ASCE Game Changers represent the top trends and innovative projects shaping the future of water, energy, freight, and transportation infrastructure. Selected projects and trends spotlight groundbreaking technology and creative thinking to solve problems facing the nation’s infrastructure.

Game Changers span the 16 categories of infrastructure graded in ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

Learn more about how each Game Changer is shaping the future of infrastructure.

Showing solidarity with the larger Section  

Photo courtesy OC YMF 

The Orange County Branch Younger Member Forum recently sent officers to the Los Angeles Section Annual Meeting Installation of Officers and Awards Luncheon at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Follow the OC Branch.


Engineering proven to enhance nations’ economic development 

A new report by Britain's Royal Academy of Engineering finds that, globally, countries that invest the most in engineering reap economic benefits. See how they quantified the finding and where the United States and other countries rank in ASCE's Civil Engineering online.


Protein process a potential breakthrough in water treatment  

Researchers have developed a means to bind proteins to antibodies to target harmful organisms in the water supply. The advance has the potential to improve water treatment, especially in the developing world. Explore the breakthrough in ASCE's Civil Engineering online.

Great outreach event or other activity? Let the whole Region know!

If you’re a local ASCE leader and your Section, Branch, Younger Member Group, or Student Chapter has staged any special events, engaged in outreach from grade-school kids to lawmakers, done charity work, fund raising or anything of the sort, let ASCEnews Weekly know and we may include it in next month’s Region report. You may already have written about it and posted pictures in your newsletter, website, or social media. Share the details and any photos at Got questions? Write to

See the other Region reports for November
If you live adjacent to a Section in a different Region, or are merely interested in the other Region reports for November, click on each to view them:
Region 1   Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, Buffalo Section, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section, Ithaca Section, Maine Section, Metropolitan Section, Mohawk-Hudson Section, New Hampshire Section, New Jersey Section, Puerto Rico Section, Rhode Island Section, Rochester Section, Syracuse Section, Vermont Section 

Region 2   Central Pennsylvania Section, Delaware Section, Lehigh Valley Section, Maryland Section, National Capital Section, Philadelphia Section, Pittsburgh Section

Region 3   Akron-Canton Section, Central Illinois Section, Central Ohio Section, Cincinnati Section, Cleveland Section, Dayton Section, Duluth Section, Illinois Section, Michigan Section, Minnesota Section, North Dakota Section, Quad Cities Section, Toledo Section, Wisconsin Section

Region 4   Arkansas Section, Indiana Section, Kentucky Section, North Carolina Section, South Carolina Section, Tennessee Section, Virginia Section, West Virginia Section

Region 5   Alabama Section, Florida Section, Georgia Section, Louisiana Section, Mississippi Section
Region 6   New Mexico Section, Oklahoma Section, Texas Section

Region 7   Colorado Section, Iowa Section, Kansas City Section, Kansas Section, Nebraska Section, South Dakota Section, St. Louis Section, Wyoming Section

Region 8   Alaska Section, Arizona Section, Columbia Section, Hawaii Section, Inland Empire Section, Montana Section, Nevada Section, Oregon Section, Seattle Section, Southern Idaho Section, Tacoma-Olympia Section, Utah Section 

Region 9   Los Angeles Section, Sacramento Section, San Diego Section, San Francisco Section

Region 10  All International Sections, Branches, and Groups

Missed the last Region 9 update?
See the October edition of  News Around Region

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