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Registration for the 2015 Future City Competition is Now Open! Print E-mail
Future City Competition
Teams will soon be gearing up for the 2015 Future City Competition. This is a great program for middle school students, if you know any interested students have their teachers register their school. Also please consider mentoring a team. Register a team of students or register as a mentor at www.futurecity.org

This year the essay topic the students write will focus on feeding the citizens of their future city. Many thousands of years ago, humans learned to domesticate animals and grow plants for food. Because we no longer needed to hunt and gather, we could stay in one place and start to build cities. It was the beginning of civilization.

Today, agriculture is the largest global enterprise on earth.  And while some regions still farm in ways similar to our ancient ancestors, for most of the world the mechanization of planting and harvesting, chemical fertilization and pest control, advanced irrigation, and other modern farming tools and techniques led to increased crop output—which, in turn, became a major contributing factor to rapid population growth.

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Building More with Less: Improving Infrastructure with Limited Resources Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Left to right: YMF President Asher Peltz, Don Bergman, George Leventis, John C. Deerkoski, Csaba Kertesz, YMF First Vice President Eric Basu
As described in ASCE's 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, there is a serious need to invest in our nation's infrastructure to meet the current and future needs of society. However, there is a large gap between the current estimated funding and the amount needed to raise America's infrastructure to a state of good repair. In order to address this discrepancy, the engineering community has been tasked with finding design and construction cost saving measures and alternative funding methods for infrastructure improvements.
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Lecture Discusses How Mobile LiDAR Is Used in Civil Engineering Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
On March 6, 2014, ASCE LIB held their rescheduled February Technical Presentation on Mobile LiDAR. The technical meeting was presented by Christine Gayron, LS of Gayron de Bruin Land Surveying and Engineering, PC.
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Tunneling in a Urbanizing World Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Met Section Geotechnical Group Vice Chair, John R. Grillo (left) with Tom Peyton, Picture by Ming Zhang. 
Tom Peyton, P.E. delivered the 12th Annual William Barclay Parsons Lecture on the topic of "Tunneling in an Urbanizing World" on March 13, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. In his talk, Mr. Peyton discussed the construction management issues facing underground projects in urban areas with a focus on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway Project in New York City.
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LIB Holds 3rd Annual Green Day with Nassau Community College Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
green_day_3_-01.jpg Wednesday, March 5, 2014 saw Nassau Community College, Engineering, Physics, Technology Department, in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section, Long Island Branch present the third annual "Green Day" event which was held on the NCC campus.
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YMF Celebrates National Engineers Week with Kids Day Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Murray Hill Academy students work diligently to build a sound structure.
On February 17, 2014, the ASCE Metropolitan Section hosted Kids Day, a one-day fun-filled event, at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens in celebration of National Engineers Week. Hundreds of children and their parents came to learn and perform hands-on activities focusing on engineering. The participating kids left with goody bags filled with stickers, bookmarks, pencils, and the creations they made during the event.
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