President's Perspective

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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April 8, 2015

As part of ASCE’s global civil engineering information exchange and outreach, Tom Smith and I traveled to India and the United Arab Emirates in March. We chose these two countries because of the rapid growth…Read More >>

President Robert Stevens receives thanks on behalf of ASCE from Naruhito, the Crown Prince of Japan.
December 8, 2014

Commemorating one hundred years provides a special luster to an accomplishment, and in 2014, I had the opportunity to participate in several amazing events that highlight the global civil engineering profession. The centennial celebrations include…Read More >>

ASCE Members visit the Port of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of Bill Wallace.
November 17, 2014

  After seeing the Panama Canal in October, what could be more informative than ASCE’s inaugural International Conference on Sustainability in California? Long Beach was the perfect venue for talking about the challenges of a…Read More >>

Seeing a giga project up close – ASCE members visit the construction site of the Panama Canal at the 2014 Global Engineering Conference
October 30, 2014

Participating in a tour of the Panama Canal was one of the very special moments for me at ASCE’s 2014 Global Engineering Conference.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of this giga project. Upon completion,…Read More >>

October 24, 2014

All of us come to leadership through a different path, enriched by a variety of life experiences. In my journey to become your new ASCE president, I have been both purposeful and blessed, and I…Read More >>

October 7, 2014

As my ASCE presidency draws to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect upon what we have accomplished together this year. While an important role of the Society president is to focus externally…Read More >>

One of the many interviews I gave to local media
July 7, 2014

If you’ve never been to one of ASCE’s National Concrete Canoe Competitions, I have to tell you it was very serious fun! Hanging out with the students, advisors, sponsors and hosts was special for me…Read More >>

Carolyn Merry, Ph.D., M.ASCE
June 11, 2014

I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of one of our own, Dr. Carolyn Merry, who tragically lost her life on one of the roads in her community at 63 years of…Read More >>

New ExCEEd graduates
March 28, 2014

As we look to the future, how do we ensure that we foster interested and engaged students who are passionate and committed to joining the civil engineering workforce of the future?  It all starts with…Read More >>

January 17, 2014

In the first two months of every year, ASCE holds three Multi Region Leadership Conferences. These conferences provide attendees with valuable opportunities to learn more about ASCE, practice leadership skills, network with civil engineers at…Read More >>