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4 Ways You Can Grow Engineering

With increasingly complex projects requiring new technology, will we have enough civil engineers prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? It is essential to inspire more students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, pursue gender and minority equality in the workplace, and foster partnerships with diverse groups. Here’s how. 1. Reform education to include engineering in K-12 schools Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., project lead for...

5 Issues Dominating the Civil Engineering Profession

As an engineer, you are always tackling new challenges. It is important for you to stay informed on issues affecting your profession, so you can be prepared with better solutions for tomorrow. Watch these videos from the Interchange series as ASCE’s senior managing director Casey Dinges interviews industry leaders on the hot topics dominating the civil engineering profession: 1. Creating sustainable communities that address the...

Recruiting Trends in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, an increased number of civil engineers will be needed to manage projects rebuilding bridges, repairing roads, and upgrading levees and dams. But what kinds of specific skills...

Redefining Mobility: Autonomous & Connected Vehicles

Apple, Google, Tesla, and Uber are racing to bring self-driving vehicles to market. According to the Gartner Group, there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road by 2020. In this ASCE Interchange, the executive director of Contra Costa, California's transportation authority, Randy Iwasaki, P.E., explains how connected and autonomous vehicles can transform our nation’s transportation system to make it safer, smarter, and more...

Paving the Way to a New Surface Transportation Bill: Insights from Senate Committee Chair Inhofe

“That old document that no one reads anymore or pays any attention to, it’s the Constitution,” said Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It says what we are supposed to be doing here … defending America and the roads, highways, and bridges.” Hear Sen. Inhofe share why short-term extensions don’t work and why we need continued...