The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at Iowa State University is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2020. This chapter exposes members to real-life work challenges of civil engineering. ASCE promotes civil engineering professions by facilitating interactions of students, faculty and industry professionals. The club provides guest speakers, educational field trips and informational meetings on …Continue reading “100 years of the American Society of Civil Engineers at Iowa State University”
Today, women teaching at Iowa State University (ISU) probably don’t worry about finding a place to live near campus. Students, faculty and alums may be surprised to find that, prior to 1922, both female students and faculty members sometimes struggled to find housing.
Neal Garver stepped off the train with only a suitcase, prior experience as a school teacher, a certificate from a second-grade teacher in hand and a dream of becoming a civil engineer. Four years later he graduated with a degree in civil engineering and went on to create Garver, a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Raymond “Paul” Giroux (BSConE’79) leverages the past to improve the future. The lifelong builder would not have it any other way. Giroux was born into the civil and construction engineering industry in 1956. Although his birthplace is Bismarck, N.D., Giroux’s earliest memories were in the early 1960’s visiting the construction of Flaming Gorge Dam …Continue reading “Paul Giroux: engineer, builder, amateur historian”