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  • Architect Harold G. Nelson describes scholar-practitioners as "thinkers and doers."  The two examples of scholar practitioners are martial artists and pilots, practices that require much skill, discipline, and development.  Nelson applies this model to ...

  • That's awesome! I'm volunteerning at my kid's high school as a mentor for their FIRST Robotics club, and I'm inspired by the kids as well! ------------------------------ Kathryn Goede S.E., A.M.ASCE Structural Engineer San Francisco CA ------------- ...

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  • My dad was an aeronautical engineer and worked for Boeing, and in my discussions with with my dad I knew that was not for me.  Growing up as a young kid I liked to play in the dirt, make roads, and drive my toy vehicles around.  So I went into Civil Engineering ...

  • What should a mid-level engineer with a Professional Engineering license expect in a job interview, in terms of what the company may expect from them and their license, and how can they prepare to effectively communicate their qualifications and readiness ...

  • Start the meeting exactly on time - state the objective of the meeting and quickly go over the written agenda. Keep the agenda specific to the objective and keep tangents to a minimum. The agenda and issue should limit the time in the meeting. I have ...

  • My mother also encouraged me.  By about my sophomore year in high school, because of her influence, I had made up my mind to pursue engineering as my career.  I am retired now, but even from this perspective, I know it was the right choice for me. ------------------------------ ...

  • My older brothers who were studying Engineering when I was in High School and was fascinated by the way they were preparing accurate geometric drawings and how enginnering worked methodically. ------------------------------ Vinod Thanki P.E., M.ASCE ...

  • Fascinating question, Mitch. I grew up in a college town, attending public schools that were totally college-oriented. Most of my classmates have ended up with graduate degrees, typically in humanities or basic sciences. I always felt that college was ...

  • Thanks, Venessa. These are great points, but I've always had reservations about CE salary concerns. I got curious about this a little while ago, since it's such a hot topic in my field of Structural Engineering, the lowest-paid Civil discipline. Here's ...

  • When I was young, my mother encouraged me to become an engineer. I could visualize designs in three dimensions and I loved to construct in 3D since right before elementary school, so she figured I could combine the math and physics skills later on. From ...

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Announcements

  • 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.

    We have set some ground rules to ensure this is a great experience for all: More
  • 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

    On August 18, we’ll discuss "Retaining Civil Engineering Talent." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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  • Thursday @ 3 - Thriving in nontraditional engineering career paths

    On July 21, we’ll discuss "Thriving in nontraditional engineering career paths." Bring your questions. Get to know each other. Share your expertise.

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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.

    I hope you can join us! 
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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.

    Panelists

    • 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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  • World Engineering Day

    March 4 is WorldEngineeringDay. It is a 24 live event, the first 24 hour live broadcast of an UNESCO day. This is a global stream of engineering activities from across the world. From Sydney to Costa Rica, and everything in between.

    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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Community Blogs

  • 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? ...