The Emerging Engineer

January 12, 2012

By regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira: No single person on the planet knows how to make a pencil. That is the idea behind economist Leonard Read’s humbling essay “I, Pencil.” Each of the tasks…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

January 9, 2012

  I’ve heard several news stories recently that Detroit’s automakers are on track to be the next big comeback kings.  After years of layoffs and even financial restructuring, they are leaner organizations bent on reinventing…Read More >>

Insights Podcast

January 3, 2012

Gerald (Jerry) E. Buckwalter is Northrop Grumman’s Director of Strategy based in McLean, Va. In this capacity, Mr. Buckwalter serves as Northrop Grumman’s chief strategy person for homeland security solutions. Mr. Buckwalter has worked for…Read More >>


The Emerging Engineer

January 3, 2012

As a structural engineer, my principal interest in reading about the cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore is how exactly does it stand up. The masonry dome is still the largest of its kind. With…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

December 29, 2011

On vacation in South Florida for Christmas, I finally had the chance to catch up on some reading that I’ve intended since my trip to Europe two years ago. While in Florence, Italy, I picked…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

December 22, 2011

If you’re like me, you might remember what it felt like when you suddenly realized the practicality of owning a PC; or when you realized that carrying a cell phone was actually a pretty good…Read More >>

President's Perspective

December 19, 2011

While I love the holiday season, I’m already looking ahead to another of my favorite seasons. Each year, from winter into spring, we engage in a celebration of our profession, sharing our love for engineering…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

December 16, 2011

ASCE has a ready-made way for you to bring public attention to the work of local civil engineers from your Section or Branch. Put forth deserving members (and in some cases, projects) as nominees for…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

December 15, 2011

ASCE is releasing a report today identifying the long-term consequences to the nation’s economy from failing to invest today in our aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The report is the second in a four…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

December 14, 2011

It’s cliché to talk about the importance of networking in advancing your career. Why all the emphasis? Because success really is as much about who you know, and those contacts will, by extension, expand what…Read More >>