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  • Asking questions has another name curiosity . We all inherit that tendency from our childhood – and learning begins by asking questions. As we grow up, some of us become shy afraid to ask questions, others doggedly pursue to seek answers to questions. ...

  • I heartily agree with Alexander's comment that student engineers need to be taught more about the connection between technical problem solving and public policy. As a public Water/Wastewater Utility Director of over 20 years young engineers would come ...

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  • Hello Stephanie, I just read your introduction, and I think another complicated problem with engineering is ignorance to the significance of engineering as a backbone to society. When the pandemic hit, I was finishing an Environmental Engineering class ...

  • Q. "What have you learned about asking questions that will help others?" A . Per Dr. Deming: "Ask group "why" 5 times in a row.      5 Whys Getting to the Root of a Problem Quickly [1] Stay healthy! Cheers, Bill ...

  • Hello again Bill, Thank you very much for finding this video. I cannot think of anything else that so expertly dissects and encapsulates why civil engineering remains an enigmatic 'structure' in the governmental and political spheres. 1. Because building ...

  • This is by no means an area in which I'd say I excel, but here is one observation I've had: As engineers, it's a good idea to ask about the core problem we are trying to solve.  Sometimes an owner, developer, architect, contractor, other engineer, etc. ...

  • Mitchell, That is a great question you asked: "What have you learned about asking questions that will help others?" It is a skill to be practiced, like other soft skills. I have personally grown the most in this area through Leadership Coach Training, ...

  • Based on recent-past ASCE Education Conferences, some issues frequently mentioned by both faculty and firm executives include, but are not limited to: How to transform a group of assigned engineers to a project into an expert team ? How to ...

  • I've always admired people that have an innate ability to ask good questions. This also includes asking the right questions and thriving in the process. My skills have improved over the years, mainly by watching others, but I'm still far from where I ...

  • A benefit to all ASCE members includes access to a healthy number of free research papers each month.  The following is a list of   free publications content for the month of May . (Note: you must be logged into ASCE with your membership login ...

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Announcements

  • 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
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Adjusting Management Styles and Practices to Thrive in the "New Normal"

    On June 18, we’ll discuss Adjusting Management Styles and Practices to Thrive in the "New Normal." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 

    Preeti Ghuman, P.E., MPA, M.ASCE, Civil Engineer at Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

    - Peyton Gibson, EIT, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE,  
    Associate Program Officer, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment

    - Lawren Pratt, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Technical Advisor at KBR, Inc.

    - Daren Williams, P.E., M.ASCE, Life Cycle Asset Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - How to Survive, Restructure, or Strengthen Your Finances During COVID-19

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On June 11, we’ll discuss "How to Survive, Restructure, or Strengthen Your Finances During COVID-19." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists: 
    - Bevin Beaudet, P.E., M.ASCE, President, Bevin A. Beaudet, LLC. 
    - Michael Howell, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, President, Arrow Consulting Group
    - Maria Lehman, P.E., F.ASCE, VP New York Infrastructure, Parsons Corporation
    More
  • Thursday @ 3 - Special Edition - Engineering a Culture of Inclusion in the Face of Injustice

    Please join us for this special edition of Thursdays @ 3. This panel will discuss the civil systems that make up civil engineering: the people. We will discuss why racism in this country is something that everyone needs to be working to eliminate; and how people can start that healing process and improve society. 

    On June 10, we’ll discuss  "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion in the Face of Injustice." Bring your questions. 

    Panelists:
    - Quincy Alexander, M.ASCE, Research Civil Engineer at US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. 
    - Yvette E. Pearson, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, associate dean for accreditation, assessment and strategic initiatives at Rice University in Houston. 
    - Bobbie Shields, P.E., M.ASCE, Owner and Manager, SHIELB PLLC.  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preventing Emotional, Physical, and Mental Burn-out during COVID-19

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On June 4, we’ll discuss  "Preventing Emotional, Physical, and Mental Burn-out during COVID-19." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

    Panelists:
    - Chuck Black, P.E., M.ASCE, Vice President, S&ME, Inc. 
    - Kyle Gillis, Co-Founder, Iconic Air.
    - Jameelah Ingram, P.E., M.ASCE, Lead Structural Engineering, WSP USA. 
    Erin Steever, P.E. M.ASCE, Project Manager, Banner Associates, Inc.  More
  • Thursday @ 3 - Mentoring and Experiential Learning in a Virtual Environment

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout May. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On May 28, we’ll discuss "Mentoring and Experiential Learning in a Virtual Environment." 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: 
    Brad Aldrich, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, Senior Associate, Aldrich and Elliott, PC
    - Melissa Fickel, P.E., M.ASCE, Engineer I, Parsons Corporation 
    - Kenneth Fridley, F.ASCE, Professor and Head, The University of Alabama
    - Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., F.ASCE, Chief Operating Officer, Lochmueller Group.  More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Applying Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Advance Civil Engineering

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout April. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On May 21, we’ll discuss Applying Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Advance Civil Engineering. 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
    • Mikhail V. Chester, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University
    • Anali Martinez Gonzalez, E.I.T., A.M.ASCE Civil EIT, MWM DesignGroup
    • David Rankin, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Vice President, Lane Construction Corporation 
    • James A. Rispoli, P.E., BCEE, NAC, Dist.M.ASCE, Professor of Practice, Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

    More
  • Thursdays @ 3 - Preparing for the "New Normal" in the Workplace

    With the volatility of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on employees and the workplace, ASCE is organizing a series of virtual roundtables to help civil engineers during this difficult and uncertain time. We’ll bring together a panel of civil engineering leaders to share insights and answer questions on a variety of topics throughout May. Every Thursday in May at 3 p.m. EDT, ASCE will host a virtual roundtable on a new topic.

    On May 14, we’ll discuss Preparing for the "New Normal" in the Workplace. 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:
          • Brock E. Barry, PE, Ph.D., F.ASCE, Professor, United States Military Academy

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

          • Lindsay A. O'Leary, PE, CAE, LEED AP, M.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE Texas Section 

          • Melvin G. Spinks, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, President, CivilTech Engineering, Inc.
    More