The Leadership Imperative

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).

Shouldn’t you want to make full use of what is being learned about the brain? Knowing a selective bit about your brain will help you become a better engineer.
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 >>

"The Sacandaga River Bridge” painting by Tom Ryan (photo courtesy of Tom Ryan)
April 16, 2014

Richard Weingardt was CEO and chairman of Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., a Denver-based structural engineering firm. He spoke and wrote eloquently and prolifically on leadership and the critical role engineers play in society, including such works as…

April 9, 2014

The American Society of Civil Engineers dates back to 1852, a time of civil engineering leadership, of daring projects; a time of new canals, railroads, bridges, turnpikes, and tall buildings.

The Thinker
March 27, 2014

Can you imagine how big the dreams of leaders were to spur the necessary innovation and make such incredible progress to get us where we are today?

March 26, 2014

Engineer 2020. Vision 2025. 5XME. Many engineers wouldn’t recognize the above shorthand as the titles of reports about the future of the engineering profession. Most may never read one, and fewer still will read them…Read More >>