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  • Mr. Murphy: My post is less about opinion and more about what the Constitution says.  But, I will defer to what the Supreme Court Justice once said: Rehnquist was not "eloquent." His particular gift was not to make phrases, but to make sense. He ...

  • Hello ASCE Family: It is time for us to step up for American Infrastructure! We need your help. Many of you know federal infrastructure negotiations ended between President Biden and Senate Republicans on June 8, 2021. With the window of opportunity ...

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  • I am a registered engineer but not in Rhode Island where I was once hired as an expert witness for a RI wastewater utility. The defendant filed a petition to disallow me as an expert witness in the case because I was not registered in RI. This petition ...

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  • Mr. McFadden: You state the issue well.  It is for reasons that you cite that a person wants to have the minimal government over them.  At the state level, we are more likely to have a say in an issue than if the same were regulated at the federal level.  ...

  • But is a person with a degree in psychology, who say works for a government agency not requiring state licenses, get called or titled as a "psychologist".  Likewise on your federal taxes, our employment category is broadly listed as "engineering", without ...

  • The degreed engineer is now suing over First Amendment Free Speech Rights Bruce Marek ,  06-14-2021 08:33 AM   It is against the law for an engineer to present, as the State Legal Board has ruled that Variances are a matter of Law, not Engineering. ...

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  • A couple of years ago a bill was introduced in Indiana that stated: "An individual who engages in an occupation under this chapter is not required by a state agency or local unit of government to comply with any experience, examination, education, or ...

  • Interesting article in Wilmington NC Star News yesterday, 6-13-21, front page.  Wilmington degreed, but never licensed retired engineer, (worked under industrial exemption), testified in a court case about some storm drain piping issues.  Clearly stated ...

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  • I usually do some research about the topics being discussed and come up with a few questions in advance. During the presentation or talk, I would adjust my initial questions accordingly so I can understand the topics better. ------------------------------ ...

  • As noted earlier in this series of messages, I concur with Professor Murphy that the Constitution "could theoretically allow for some federal oversight on engineering licensing." My principal source is Paul Spinden, Professor ...

Announcements

  • Thursdays @ 3 - Becoming an LGBTQIA+ Ally and Showing PRIDE in Civil Engineering

    On June 17, we’ll discuss "Becoming an LGBTQIA+ Ally and Showing PRIDE in Civil Engineering." We have a great team of panelists listed below. I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists

    • Tricia Clayton, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE (She/Her/Hers), Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
    • Julie Liu, Oregon State University (She/They).
    • Christina Riley (She/Her), EDI Construct Ltd
    • Eddie Vega, P.E., (He/Him/His), Holmes Structures 

    Guest Moderator: Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, P.E. (He/Him/His), Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility More
  • ASCE Community Emails

    You may have noticed that ASCE Collaborate emails come from a non ASCE domain. In an effort to provide a better experience for you, we have switched domains so ASCE Collaborate emails will be sent from an ASCE domain. Starting on Wednesday, May 26th ASCE Collaborate emails will come from community.asce.org

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    If you have any questions, please contact me at taustin@asce.org. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Establishing and Fostering a Healthy Workplace Culture

    On May 20, we’ll discuss "Establishing and Fostering a Healthy Workplace Culture." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 

    • Jayvon Garth, P.E., M.ASCE, Structural Engineer I, Progressive AE
    • Preeti Ghuman, P.E., MPA, M.ASCE, Civil Engineer, Industrial Waste Section, Sanitation Districts of Los Angles County
    • Angie Hunter, P.E., M.ASCE, Design Engineering Manager, Kiewit
    • Sherri Newland, PE, CPESC, M.ASCE, Owner/Principal Engineer, S&C Associates
    More
  • Engineering - Bridging the Gap for a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery

    This event is to present the second UNESCO Engineering Report: "Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals"; discuss the crucial role of engineering in the implementation of the SDG's and more importantly, how to bridge the gap and make sustainable and resilient recovery from this and any in the future pandemics. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Finding Job Opportunities and Securing a Job

    On April 15, we’ll discuss "Finding Job Opportunities and Securing a Job." 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

    • Kazi M. Hassan, PE, PMP, M.ASCE, Senior Project Manager at CDM Smith
    • Tony Lau, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, Society Director, Region 8 at American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Rebecca Weaver, SPHR, Talent Acquisition at The O'Connor Group
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Cultivating a Mutually Beneficial Mentoring Relationship

    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 January 21, we’ll discuss "Cultivating a Mutually Beneficial Mentoring Relationship." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 
    - Robert Cagle, P.E., F.ASCE, Retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers, ASCE Board of Direction 

    - Salvador Bentolila, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, Civil Engineer, AECOM

    - Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE, Engineer, Cypress Environmental Science & Engineering

    Register now!  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Seamlessly Onboarding Staff Virtually

    On December 17, we’ll discuss "Seamlessly Onboarding Staff Virtually." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists: 

    - Daniel Bressler, EIT, A.M.ASCE, Junior Engineer, York Tower

    - Kancheepuram Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Senior Vice President, Transportation Alternative Delivery Americas, AECOM

    Stacey McKavish, Recruiting and Regional Human Resources Director, Dewberry

    - Nalah Williams, A.M.ASCE, Project Designer at Core States Group, ASCE CI YPC Vice Governor More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Improving Efficiency in Making Better Decisions with AI and Data Science

    On December 3, we’ll discuss "Improving Efficiency in Making Better Decisions with AI and Data Science." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists 

    - Burçin Becerik-Gerber, Dean's Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

    - Amit Joshi, MS, P.E., M.ASCE, Transportation Engineer, Caltrans 

    - Alexander McCaskill, P.E., A.M.ASCE, Geotechnical Engineer, HNTB KC Metro Office Bridge Group

    Alex Walker, Co Founder and CEO, Delfinsia, Inc. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Building Your Path to Leadership Success

    On Thursday, November 19 at 3pm EDT, we’ll discuss "Building Your Path to Leadership Success." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 
    Majed Al-Ghandour, Ph.D., P.E., CPM, M.ASCE, Assistant Director of the Planning and Programming Division managing the Project Management and the Powell Bill Program, NCDOT

    - Sophie Berger, 
    Senior Vice President - Advisory Services,WSP USA

    - Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D, P.E., F.SEI, Professor at University of New Orleans More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Overcoming Disasters Thru Relief and Recovery Efforts

    On  Thursday, October 22, we’ll discuss "Overcoming Disasters Thru Relief and Recovery Efforts." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists:

    - Tony Gergess, PE, F.ASCE, Full Professor, University of Balamand

    - Kate Osborn, P.E., M.ASCE, Engineer at Lower Neches Valley Authority

    - Allison Pyrch, GE, PE, M.ASCE Associate Geotechnical and Resilience Engineer at Hart Crowser, Inc. and Salus Resilience

    - Doug Taylor, PE, CPM, M.ASCE, Vice President, Transportation Practice Leader at Stewart More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Contributing to Advocacy at Any Level

    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 15, we’ll discuss "Contributing to Advocacy at Any Level." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Exploring the Future of Networking

    On Thursday September 17, we’ll discuss "Exploring the Future of Networking." Bring your questions. Get to know each other.

    Panelists

    - Mel Butcher, P.E., M.ASCE, Private Sector Group Midwest Region, Carollo Engineering

    - Mathew Picardal, P.E., M.ASCE, Project Manager, DCI Engineers

    - William Soehaili, P.E., M.ASCE, Florida Branch Manager,  AWK Consulting Engineers, Inc. More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Adapting to a Virtual Learning Environment

    On August 27, we’ll discuss "Adapting to a Virtual Learning Environment." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.


    Panelists:

    Sophie Lipomanis, S.M.ASCE, ASCE National Student Ambassador

    - Dr. 
    Monica Palomo, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE, Professor, California State Polytechnic University -Pomona

    Margaret Perlman, S.M.ASCE, Research Assistant, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh

    Eric Steward, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE, Associate Professor, University of South Alabama  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Balancing the Demands of Working and Parenting

    On August 20, we’ll discuss "Balancing the Demands of Working and Parenting." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists:

    -
    Tzufit Boyle, P.E., PMP, F.ASCE, Environmental Project Manager, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County 

    - Jesse Gormley, P.E. ENV SP, M.ASCE, Project Engineer I, Pennoni

    - Chad Morrison, P.E., M.ASCE, Professional Engineer, The Berlin Steel Construction Company More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Applying What We Learned From COVID-19 to Prepare for the Next Crisis

    On July 30, we’ll discuss "Applying What We Learned From COVID-19 to Prepare for the Next Crisis." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise. We have a great team of panelists. I hope you can join us! 


    Panelist:

    - Kelly Farabee, P.E, PTOE, M.ASCE, Project Manager I, CHA Consulting, Inc.

    - David Odeh, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, Principal Odeh Engineers, Inc.

    -  Dennis Traux, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, 2021 ASCE Pres.-Elect Candidate, Mississippi State University, White End. Chair, Department Head and Professor 

    - Maggie Weems, P.E., M.ASCE, Branch Manager, Senior Engineer, Wood More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Recognizing the Importance of Leadership During COVID-19 and Beyond

    On July 23, we’ll discuss "Recognizing the Importance of Leadership During COVID-19 and Beyond." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.


    Panelists: 

    -  Brent Darnell, Owner Brent Darnell International

    - Elyssa Dixon, P.E., M.ASCE, Owner, Fleeceandforests LLC. 

    - Andrea DuMont, P.E., M.ASCE, Water Resources Engineer, Jacobs

    - Marc Hoit, Professor, Ph.D, F.SEI, F.ASCE, North Carolina State University  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Shifting Interview Practices for a Virtual Setting

    On July 16, we’ll discuss "Shifting Interview Practices for a Virtual Setting." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.


    Panelists:

    -
     Hala Abdo, E.I.T., A.M.ASCE, Road and Drainage EIT, FAM Construction LLC. 

    -  Anthony Puntin, Associate, P.E., F.ASCE, BETA Group, Inc. 
     
    - Keval Satra, P.E., A.M.ASCE, Project Engineer, HR Green, Inc.  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Promoting Diversity and Fostering Inclusivity in Times of Crisis

    On July 9, we’ll discuss "Promoting Diversity and Fostering Inclusivity in Times of Crisis." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists

    - Julia Clarke, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Geotechnical Manager, Transportation, Raba Kistner, Inc.

    Guillermo Diaz-Fanas, P.E., Senior Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience Specialist, Sr. Technical Principal, WSP USA & President at Qu-AKE

    - Luis Duque, EIT, A.M.ASCE., A.M.SEI, Bridge Engineer, Foothills Bridge Co. 

    - Laurie Matkowski, Director of Connected and Automated Vehicle Services, Gannett Fleming, Inc. 

    - Danielle Schroeder, EIT, CBSI A.M.ASCE (she/her), Structural Engineer, Pennoni More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 Across Civil Engineering Specialties

    On July 2, we’ll discuss "Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 Across Civil Engineering Specialties." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 

    - Marsha Anderson Bomar, F.ASCE, Assistant General Manager for Capital Program Delivery at MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) 

    - Lenor Bromberg, P.E., F.ASCE, 
    Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Roswell, Georgia

    - Joe DiPompeo, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, President, Structural Workshop, LLC. 

    - Dan Becker, M.ASCE, Principal Consultant, D. Becker Consulting, LLC

    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Navigating your career plan in a time of uncertainty

    On June 25, we’ll discuss "Navigating your career plan in a time of uncertainty." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 
    - Pete Atherton, P.E., President and Founder, ActionsProve LLC. 

    - Robin Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, F.SEI, F.ASCE, Senior Risk Engineering Consultant, Zurich North America 

    - Carol Martsolf, P.E. PMP, CPLP, LEED AP, M.ASCE, VP/Chief Learning Officer, Urban Engineers

    - Joanna Smith, A.M.ASCE, Geotechnical Engineer, AECOM More