The Emerging Engineer

 
 
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April 20, 2015

The Highline offers a soul charging experience for walkers through the Chelsea and the West Village. An old elevated train line was converted into a public park and walking thoroughfare. Simple as the concept seems,…Read More >>

March 23, 2015

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin There is value in mentoring relationships both for mentees and mentors. Throughout your career, you will…Read More >>

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March 10, 2015

Civil engineering is a uniquely broad field. Should CEE curriculum eschew the broad basis for more coursework in discipline? My position has evolved. This past week students from the University of Michigan visited Chicago to…Read More >>

February 17, 2015

I don’t particularly like asking for help. Unfortunately the career development buzzwords – knowledge sharing, collaboration, networking and mentorship – require one to overcome the difficult barrier that is admitting a shortcoming and seeking help….Read More >>

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A  standout entry in ASCE's 2014 Student and Younger Member Video Contest.
January 27, 2015

When you pose a challenge to civil engineering students, you’ll find they think innovatively to create the best solution possible. That’s no surprise to many faculty advisors who have worked with ASCE student chapter members…Read More >>

January 24, 2015

Happy New Year! One end-of-year poll found that 72% of Americans who made a new year’s resolution claimed they kept it.  Not bad considering most resolutions focus on improving oneself or one’s life. With odds like…Read More >>

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January 1, 2015

Shh! Don’t tell my clients, but I split my effort on about 35 projects in 2014. They’ve ranged in scope and complexity. Not a single one involved a stadium or a high rise – the…Read More >>

December 10, 2014

Authorities from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Stephen Hawking have forewarned us of the dangers of intelligent machines. Yet we persist in further integrating computers in our life. Debating the role of computers in engineering is a…Read More >>

December 3, 2014

I recently finished reading Nate Silver’s excellent 2012 book titled, The Signal and the Noise:Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t. The book is a must read for aspiring statisticians and anyone who…Read More >>

November 15, 2014

So you entered your first job and started your engineering career, now what? Part of a necessary next step in establishing your career is building the foundation for your future. Have you heard the phrase…Read More >>

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