The Leadership Imperative

January 22, 2015

Are you a multitasker? Do you, like a grasshopper, jump from task to task? You text, email, tweet, Google, blog, and talk – and all that in just the last few minutes! You are certainly…Read More >>

January 1, 2015

Today, Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, M.ASCE, becomes executive director of the American Society of Civil Engineers. A dedicated ASCE member for more than 25 years, he has been the Society’s deputy executive…Read More >>

Pat Natale discusses leadership lessons with Casey Dinges.
December 12, 2014

After a long and successful career in both the public and nonprofit sectors, executive director Pat Natale will be retiring at the end of this month. Before he leaves the Society where he has served…Read More >>

November 21, 2014

My earlier post in “The Leadership Imperative” considered the fact that many of the challenges facing civil engineering in the 21st century are “back to the future,” in the sense that today’s civil engineer increasingly…Read More >>

November 3, 2014

My previous post, “Why the Push-Back on Creativity?” suggested that we as engineers could work smarter and be more creative and innovative if we learned and applied brain basics. I asked for help in understanding…Read More >>

October 22, 2014

As we look to what it will take to be a successful civil engineer in the 21st century, let’s consider the words of John Findley Wallace, the first Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal (1904-1905).

Gabriele Mack, vice president for business inclusion and supplier diversity at Jacobs, talks with ASCE's Casey Dinges.
August 15, 2014

In this edition of the ASCE Interchange video series on civil engineering issues, the vice president for business inclusion and supplier diversity at Jacobs, Gabriele Mack, talks with ASCE Senior Managing Director Casey Dinges about how engineering…Read More >>

August 12, 2014

Professional engineer Stu Walesh wants to release the leader within you. A multidimensional and honored career has enabled him to do just that. Drawing on experience from his work in the public, private, and academic…Read More >>

Photo: Chris Gunn/NASA, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.

Thousands gathered at the South by Southwest Festival to view a full-scale model of NASA's next generation space telescope. New technologies such as this will inspire and challenge a "new breed" of engineers.
July 10, 2014

I believe our profession is at a crossroads. The positive path of this fork in the road offers the next generation of engineers a tremendous opportunity to meet its vision to be leaders in helping society meet its grand challenges.This vision would be met by a new breed of engineer,

ASEE's Norman Fortenberry talks with ASCE's Casey Dinges in a segment of ASCE's Interchange video series. Watch the episode.
May 16, 2014

“One of the things we always say about engineering – is that you can be technically brilliant but if you can’t communicate that to the client or the customer or a constituent, then nobody cares,”…Read More >>