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  • When I was a 2nd year freshman(!), I started Cal Poly in 1951 in the Architectural Engineering program.  As part of the freshman class one Saturday, we assembled the first geodesic dome on the west coast.  The dome was designed and fabricated by five ...

  • I must agree 100% that a database solution like yours (Mr. LaPrairie) is invaluable.  Even for specific technical facts.  Over the years I've built a couple of databases where I store all sorts of facts and figures for the various assets I manage (dams, ...

  • Mr. Nguyen I am glad to hear of the benefits of R for your work.  For my part I've been using Python for those tasks for 20+ years so that's the road I'm on.  R seems pretty capable too.  I have seen engineers actually cutting/pasting tens of thousands ...

  • When it comes to activism and representation,  I've been noticing more people spread the word that many inequities, like believing students and representation in business, cannot be boiled down to one prejudice or another: at a minimum, it's both. The ...

  • I used two or more separated Gmail account for schools, passions/ personal for social media's, and for organization or my professional account. All important emails are starred so they will appeared first things first when I open Gmail. You can also used ...

  • Buckminster Fuller was a generalist and did not quite fit the titles that we think of as an architect, engineer, inventor, mathematician, or scientist.  As I have begun reading about him, it seems that his work is not entirely considered in academic circles, ...

  • Have you had a chance to reflect on how your intersectional identities such as gender, race, ethnicity, and immigration status have impacted your lived experiences in the field? How have your intersectional identities shaped your perceptions of influential ...

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  • Hi Valerie, Thanks so much for your advice, and reinforcement of the role that support networks can play. I'm getting my first taste at group work this semester (on a basic truss design project), and definitely identify with having some anxiety about ...

  • Thank you, Ronald, and good to hear from a fellow Floridian! (I lived and worked in south FL, including nearby Sunrise, for a time!)  I do appreciate your "better equipped" perspective on the possible advantages of completing a master's degree in combination ...

  • This study feedback has been excellent, but there can never be enough participants. If you haven't had a chance to contribute yet, now is the time - the study closes next week Friday, 19 November! ------------------------------ Dirk Lourens EIT, R.A., ...

Announcements

  • Thursdays @ 3 - Prioritizing Your Mental Health

    On November 18, we’ll discuss "Prioritizing Your Mental Health." Bring your questions. We've got a great team of panelists! I hope you can join us for this important discussion. 


    Panelists:
    • Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP, Vice President; Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing, CSDZ
    • Katie Bowman, P.E., MS, M.ASCE, Graduate Assistant, The University of Memphis
    • Elyssa Dixon, P.E., M.ASCE, President-Elect, ASCE Seattle Section, Chair, ASCE Committee on Younger Members, Mindfulness and Meditation Coach
    • Nick Maletta, Account Executive/Shareholder at Holmes Murphy & Associates

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  • A Roundtable Discussion: What is the engineering community’s role in bridging the gaps on climate

    11/3/2021, 11:30 AM - 11/3/2021, 12:30 PM

    Time zone: (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Microsoft Teams meeting

    https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/7h8jiTLV5UWdBvEkWDR9oQ,ztdG6nHRAUCTqmKN9wyOlQ,BAUjyVvAsUSgjLavGr6h0A,Ddj4timWJk21mIaDp0xj0w,qRta0CQ10EWQkGwmBSfG3A,QqHIdHkmnkejSt47euboMQ?mode=read&tenantId=89231fee-d532-45e5-9d06-f12458347da1&skipauthstrap=1

     

    Join us for a roundtable discussion hosted by the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) live from COP26.

    The discussion will explore the need for the engineering community to take more influential and solutions-oriented positions on issues related to climate, resilience and sustainable infrastructure – both at the global level and within a country-specific or regional context.


    Infrastructure needs are rising, particularly in regions with growing urbanization, and in places where climate impacts are putting more and more pressure on existing infrastructure and vulnerable communities and natural systems.


    ICSI places engineers at the forefront of climate action and provides them a seat at the table for important convenings like COP26, harnessing and leveraging their ability to provide solutions and matching it with the urgent demands of policymakers and infrastructure owners and operators.


    This session will discuss the role of the engineering community in bridging the gaps on climate, sustainability and resilience and will highlight examples of ICSI’s
    work in this space.


    It will also explore the need and opportunities for strengthening engagement of the engineering community through coordinated advocacy campaign(s) and greater participation in key regional and global convenings to address the challenges of the next decade in the Global South as well as the Global North.

    Participants include Representatives from ICSI’s Founding Members including ASCE, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, ICE, The Resilience Shift, and WSP, alongside representatives of the engineering communities.

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  • Thursdays @ 3 - Delivering, Receiving, and Incorporating Feedback to Elevate Performance

    On October 21, we’ll discuss "Delivering, Receiving, and Incorporating Feedback to Elevate Performance." Bring your questions. I hope you can join us!  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating productivity loss impacts on projects

    On September 16, we’ll discuss "Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating productivity loss impacts on projects." Bring your questions. 

    Panelists:
      • John Ciccarelli, P.E., M.ASCE, Director at J.S. Held LLC
      • Joe Hellenbrand, P.E., PSP, M.ASCE, Senior Consultant at Capital Project Management, Inc.
      • Scott Jennings, P.E., M.ASCE, President at SJ Construction Consulting, LLC
      • Harold McKittrick, P.E., F.ASCE, 
      • Jane Rozga, Business Group Leader and Service Line Leader at GHD
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Choosing the right engineering discipline as an undergraduate student

    On August 19, we’ll discuss "Choosing the right engineering discipline as an undergraduate student." 

    We have an awesome team of panelists! I hope you can join us! 

    Panelists:

      • Nancy Ingabire Abayo, Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University
      • Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Ph.D, M.ASCE, Principal Engineer, Southern California Coastal Water Research
      • Alborz Fathinezhad, Graduate Research Assistant, Louisiana State University
      • Mathew Picardal, P.E., M.ASCE, Structural Project Manager, DCI Engineers
      • Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE., Director, Auburn University Transportation Research Institute
      • Michael Schubert, EIT, A.M.ASCE Project Supervisor, Arizona Department of Transportation
    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Producing Quality Design in a Remote/Hybrid Work Environment

    ASCE is hosting a special edition of Thursdays @ 3 on Thursday, July 29 at 3pm ET. We’ll discuss producing quality design in a remote/hybrid work environment. I hope you can join us! More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preparing the Future Civil Engineer

    On Thursday, July 15, we’ll discuss "Preparing the Future Civil Engineer." I hope you can join us! 


    Panelists:

    • Tor J. S. Anderzen, P.E., F.ASCE, Senior Aviation Engineer, HDL Engineering Consultants, LLC
    • Kleio Avrithi, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Assistant Professor, Mercer University
    • Andrew Mock, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, Structural Engineer, HP Engineering Inc.
    • Colby Wong, ENV SP, S.M.ASCE, Student, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
    More
  • 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

    If you have any issues receiving emails you can ask your IT team to allowlist the following: 

    • mail.community.asce.org 
    • 54.240.14.216
    • 54.240.14.217
    • 54.240.14.218
    • 54.240.14.219
    • 54.240.14.220
    • 54.240.14.221
    • 54.240.14.31
    • 54.240.14.32
    • 54.240.14.78
    • 54.240.14.79
    • 54.240.14.80
    • 54.240.14.106

    If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] 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

Community Blogs

  • Happy November! I hope your having a great fall! 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?  ...

  • Happy October! I hope your fall is off to a great start I'm personally looking forward to Halloween and fall festivities. I wanted to share some of the most popular ASCE Collaborate discussions with you "In Case You Missed It" (ICYMI). You can find the ...

  • Happy September! I hope you are ready for the fall! 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 ...