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Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Civil Engineers

According to DiscoverE, 81 percent of engineers today report that they decided to become an engineer before they entered college. Only 25 percent decided in elementary or middle school. Looking over the horizon, it’s critical to develop the next generation of civil engineers who will maintain and build our infrastructure. There are many ways to inspire students to consider civil engineering as a career path....

Civil Engineers Must Prepare for the Future

Civil engineers are essential to solving the significant issues facing the planet, both today and tomorrow. They serve as systems integrators and work on complex projects with diverse global teams. They must be competent, collaborative and ethical. They must be innovators, environmental stewards, managers of risk and active in public policy. And ultimately, civil engineers must be effective leaders. ASCE introduced iLead this year with...

Communities of the Future Depend on Civil Engineers

Civil engineers are entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare – a tremendous responsibility that requires unique knowledge, skills and attitudes in a continuously changing profession and world. Communities of the future will depend on creative and innovative thinkers to engineer the best solutions. To aid students, early-career civil engineers, educators and mentors to succeed in their roles, ASCE has published its third...

Let’s Choose to #BuildForTomorrow

Infrastructure isn’t partisan, it’s personal. May 13-20, 2019, marks the seventh annual Infrastructure Week. We’re united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today. As a founder and member of the Steering Committee, we’re joined by more than 400 affiliated organizations nationwide to encourage policymakers to invest in the future of infrastructure. We’ve seen a renewed focus on infrastructure...

Treat Every Day Like Earth Day

Earth is the foundation upon which civil engineers build thriving communities, improving the quality of life for people everywhere. April 22 marks Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental campaign, celebrated in more than 193 countries. Millions around the globe give a voice to environmental issues and remind us that we too must do our part. Civil engineers are entrusted to harmonize the built and natural environments...

Civil Engineers Plan, Design, Construct, Operate, Maintain … and Advocate!

As civil engineers, you are uniquely qualified to lead Society’s infrastructure conversation – indeed, you know firsthand how infrastructure works. Civil engineers are at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment. With a mission to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, civil engineers need to be at the table with lawmakers...

Make Engineers Week a Year-Long Commitment

One week out of the year we dedicate to celebrating our society’s unsung heroes – engineers. An engineer’s work affects everything we do, yet it’s often taken for granted. While we are perhaps too often enamored of celebrity athletes and entertainers, this month we focus on the true heroes, the ones who ensure our quality of life with things like shelter, heat, transportation, and water....

It’s Never Too Early to Boost Your Career

Students and young civil engineers are faced with many challenges, and they are constantly learning new things, meeting new people, and making decisions. It’s a bit like drinking from a firehose. ASCE understands, which is why we’ve rolled out new member benefits developed by those who’ve been there. These early career resources will help ease the transition during an exciting yet intimidating time in your career.   Career by Design Career...

Grow Your Career by Embracing Risk

“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.” – Maya Angelou The riskiest career move is not taking one. So why do we try our best to avoid risk? Sometimes there’s a lingering fear of failure, a lack of support, or you’re simply not ready.    Growth stems from risk. So, to be led toward success, you’ll need to be...

Resolve to Advance Your Career in 2019 with New ASCE Benefits

ASCE is helping to prepare the engineering workforce of the 21st century. We’re doing this by helping every member matter more and making a bigger difference in their careers and lives. We recognize that continuing education remains a cornerstone for civil engineers’ ability to remain competent in their field and to safeguard the health and welfare of the public. We are here to help...