The Emerging Engineer

June 18, 2012

“He gave a 110%.” The phrase is one of my biggest pet peeves. For one, it’s factually impossible. While it may glorify nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic, it can be counter productive to direct too much effort…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

June 18, 2012

Good news! K-12 engineering education may soon be coming to schools near you! This is certainly true if your state is one of 26 states leading the way to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

June 14, 2012

Here’s a cool picture to ponder on a hot summer day. Nuclear cooling towers operate year round. In the winter, the crystallizing steam creates huge icicles near the base of the tower. The predecessor firm…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

June 9, 2012

Last September contributing author Rafael Gomes de Oliveira described how attending the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress launched his career in structural engineering. After living and working in Chicago for most of 2011, Rafael moved back home…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

June 4, 2012

ASCE, in conjunction with sister societies (AIME, AIST, SME, SEG, MRS, and SPE), will offer an Emerging Leaders Alliance training workshop in 2012 to provide rising leaders with tools to more effectively lead their organizations…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

June 1, 2012

The House this week was initially faced with a vote on a motion to instruct conferees to cut transportation funding levels, only to have that motion withdrawn late Thursday afternoon on a technical issue. The…Read More >>

President's Perspective

June 1, 2012

If you caught any of the news coverage of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary celebrations last week, I hope you felt some pride and excitement. Pride, even if you had nothing directly to do…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

May 31, 2012

Every year, ASCE’s student chapters build on the tradition of civil engineering in a wonderfully visual way. They participate in competitions to design and construct structures that need to maintain their integrity in the face…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

May 26, 2012

A while ago we happened upon an old drive-in theater in a small town in Illinois. I had never been to a drive-in before. It took some time to figure out the etiquette and comfortable…Read More >>

President's Perspective

May 21, 2012

I recently had the honor of serving as chair of the two-day 2012 Triennial Conference that brought together representatives of ASCE, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and Britain’s Institution of Civil Engineers to discuss…Read More >>