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Recognized parties include the ASCE-NCS Outstanding Civil Engineering Project; Sustainable Project of the Year; Meritorious Service and Community Service Award Winners; NCS Member Achievement of Life Member or Fellow status; NCS Student Scholarship Award Recipients; and Outstanding Graduating Seniors from local civil engineering universities. The universities in our Section include: The Catholic University of America; George Mason University; George Washington University; Howard University; and The University of the District of Columbia. In addition, ASCE-NCS will recognize Regional and National award winners from the National Capital Section.On Tuesday, March 23rd, the National Capital Section (NCS) will gather virtually to celebrate our region's outstanding projects and people. This signature event is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate local excellence in projects, engineers, and students who have contributed to our profession and our community. The importance of community is especially magnified this year, as the world learned to pivot in the pandemic's uncertain times. Please join us on Tuesday evening to celebrate accomplishments; thank members for immeasurable service to the community; and be inspired by award recipients and special guests!

This year's virtual celebration will feature a keynote address by Avery Bang, President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P). Hint: Consider watching (or rewatching) the IMAX film Dream Big to become familiar with the amazing ways Avery and B2P engage in service to communities throughout the world!

ASCE-NCS is excited to welcome all on March 23rd at 6:30 pm for this online festivity!

About Bridges to Prosperity

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) works with isolated communities to create access to essential healthcare, education, and economic opportunities by building and advocating for rural transport infrastructure, and more specifically trailbridges, to allow access over impassable rivers. We have directly built more than 350 trailbridges in 21 countries through partnerships with local governments that have provided safe, affordable, year-round connection for over 1.2 million rural residents. B2P is in the midst of a five-year endeavor to meaningfully advance the global prioritization and resourcing of rural transport infrastructure.

 WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:30 PM.
WHERE: Online webinar.
FEE: Free.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Avery Bang is the President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a social enterprise that provides isolated communities with access to essential healthcare, education, and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Under her leadership, B2P has connected over one million people around the world, while being recognized as one of the top 10 social enterprises in the world by Classy. Avery was named one of ENR's Newsmakers; was selected as one of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) top ten engineers under 30 and later received the prestigious ASCE President's Medal. She was featured in the IMAX film Dream Big and has spoken on stages ranging from TED to the UN. She has been recognized with the coveted Mulago Foundation Rainer Arnhold Fellowship and the GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) Social Impact Fellowship and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Aspen chapter. Avery is a Distinguished Alumni of The University of Iowa, where she completed degrees in Studio Art and Civil Engineering, and The University of Colorado at Boulder where she completed a MSc in Geotechnical Engineering. She earned an MBA from The University of Oxford, where she was nominated by her peers as a graduation speaker, and she received an honorary doctorate degree from Clarkson University.

What is ASCE-NCS?

Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

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