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  • A helpful strategy to avoid "meeting madness" is evaluating whether the subject or problem is actually worthy of a meeting. Perhaps the leaders are trying to avoid taking a decision or face the consequences of such a decision based on the fact that it ...

  • Here's what I think is version of the same story but not behind a paywall. See: https://biz.crast.net/inside-the-audacious-plan-to-use-10000-nuclear-microreactors-to-rid-the-world-of-coal/ This article focuses on Last Energy and their efforts to build ...

  • Sorry, Vito. Some publications will let non-subscribers read a few articles each month for free. A quick synopsis: Using open-source design and mostly off-the-shelf components, a U.S. company is building small light-water reactors composed of 9 shipping ...

  • True 💯 ------------------------------ Rumaan Sharief N S.M.ASCE STUDENT Guddenahalli ------------------------------ ...

  • I check if meetings are organized from upfront and behind. Before the meeting starts, everyone involved should know what the meeting is about, and how long it will be. That way, all the people have reasonable time to prepare and contribute During ...

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  • Hi William: The article requires a subscription for me to open. ------------------------------ Vito Rotondi, (Retired) Arch. S.E. P.E. Life M ASCE Westmont Illinois ------------------------------

  • I agree, Tahir. A strong chair ensures that everyone has a chance to be heard but no one is allowed to talk too much. ------------------------------ William McAnally Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.NE, F.ASCE ENGINEER Columbus MS ------------------------------

  • I have found the referred prospectus website quite illuminating. Thanks for bringing it up. Here are some excerpts I quickly picked up from this site . . . These systemic designers are skilled polymaths who have the ability to ...

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  • Once the attendees, dates, subject matter and objectives are defined, the practice I learned as a meeting lead (especially recurring meeting) was 1) Send out meeting agenda ahead of time.  2) Have those presenting provide as much information/data available ...

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Empowering engineering mentors to help their mentees succeed

    On January 26th, we’ll discuss "Empowering engineering mentors to help their mentees succeed." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Embracing the Proper Mindset for Starting Your First Job

    ASCE will bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics. Every Third Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On December 15th, we’ll discuss "Embracing the Proper Mindset for Starting Your First Job." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preparing and Acing Your Job Interview

    On Thursday, November 17th, we’ll discuss "Preparing and Acing Your Job Interview." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Comparing benefits of big vs. small engineering companies

    ASCE will bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics. Every Third Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On October 20, we’ll discuss "comparing benefits of big vs. small engineering firms" Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. More
  • Thursday @ 3 - Nourishing Work-Life Alignment in the "New Normal"

    On September 22, we’ll discuss "Nourishing Work-Life Alignment in the 'New Normal." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Retaining Civil Engineering Talent

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  • Thursday @ 3 - Thriving in nontraditional engineering career paths

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  • Thursday @ 3 - Engaging online as a civil engineer

    On Thursday, May 19 at 3 pm ET, we’ll discuss "Engaging online as a civil engineer." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Developing leadership skills through volunteering

    On April 21, we’ll discuss "Developing leadership skills through volunteering ." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    You will receive the meeting details after you register for the event. Please show up in a timely manner so we can get the most out of this call.

    Panelists:
    • Rafiqul Chowdhury, P.E., M.ASCE, Executive Engineer, KAG Engineering, PLLC
    • Douglas Das, A.M.ASCE, Regional Emergency Manager, NYSDOT
    • Shawnna Erter, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Vice President, SCI Engineering Inc
    • Matthew Jacobson, EIT, A.M.ASCE, Civil Analyst, Kimley-Horn
    • Carlos Martinez, P.E., M.ASCE, Co-owner, N. Martinez and Associates, Inc. 
    • Brian C. McFall, Ph.D, P.E., D.CE., US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Writing a civil engineering cover letter that stands out

    On March 17, we’ll discuss "Writing a civil engineering cover letter that stands out." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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    • Assunta Daprano, A.M.ASCE, Deputy Project Manager, AECOM
    • Matt Dahlem, PG, A.M.ASCE, Branch Manager, Fehr Graham
    • Ken Mika, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech
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    Watch the 24HRS LIVE global stream FREE on the World Engineering Day homepage - worldengineeringday.net

    Register an event and share a post on social using #WorldEngineeringDay. bit.ly/WorldEngDay for more information!

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Starting your own engineering firm

    On February 17, we’ll discuss "Starting your own engineering firm." We have a great team of panelists! I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists: 
    • Karen Jehanian, P.E., M.ASCE, President, KMJ Consulting, Inc.
    • Susan Morrice, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy & Director XJet
    • Joseph M. Rozmiarek, P.E., M.ASCE, President and Principal, Kilo Engineering
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  • I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions in February with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI). You can find the most popular discussions below.  But, first can you answer these questions?  Which area of civil ...

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  • I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI). You can find the most popular discussions below.  But, first can you answer these questions?  Engineers Week... Where's my Doughnut? ...