The Caribbean is one of the most hazard-prone regions in the world.
So, for Daniel Campbell, growing up in the small island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, he didn’t necessarily go looking for a career in disaster mitigation – it found him.
In just about the worst kind of way.
“There was a retaining wall failure in my country in September 2008,” Campbell said. “A...
Dana Al-Qadi had every intention of becoming a physician someday.
And not just like a lot of kids do in elementary school when asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
She was literally in college studying to be a doctor.
But then …
She had just returned to campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from a trip to see her extended family...
It was supposed to be a standard speech at her alma mater.
No need for stress, certainly not intense personal exploration.
Yet here Jazzy Quinabo was, digging deep, at a loss for the answer to this seemingly simple prompt: Why did you choose to be a civil engineer?
Five years into her career, she should probably have a handle on such a basic question, right?
Well, as it...
As a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine, Alexandre Martinez was surrounded by data.
Climate data from the past. Climate data for future projections.
But one word kept haunting his research: “useful.”
How could he make this data transcend a mere spreadsheet? How could he make this data useful?
He talked it over with a colleague, Tina Korani, professor of new media at San Jose State...
It’s not every day you find a civil engineer whose lifelong passion is writing.
Then again, Anali Martinez Gonzalez is not your everyday civil engineer.
Martinez Gonzalez started “The Nueva Latina” lifestyle blog more than six years ago to share her experiences as a Latina civil engineer living and working in the United States.
“I think what motivated me was the lack of our story being told,”...
Imagine. It’s your senior year of high school. You’ve got a spot on the varsity basketball team. A winter awaits, full of buzzer-beaters and hardcourt heroics.
But instead you give it up for … civil engineering?
Tony Kulesa did just that, passing on basketball season during his senior year in favor of a job-shadowing opportunity at a civil engineering firm in nearby Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Luis Duque has made it all look easy – balancing his civil engineering career success with family (second baby on the way this summer) and community service.
But don’t be fooled. It might appear easy now, but getting to this point was no easy journey.
Flash back four years ago. Duque graduated from South Dakota State University. But with rent due and no civil engineering firms...
The only thing more stressful than making a plan is not making a plan. Especially when it comes to your career.
On today's ASCE Plot Points, Kelly Doyle Keselica explains how mapping out your own personal vision can provide a guideline for your life (1:06).
In this week's Civil Engineers Are Not Boring segment, ASCE Past-President Kristina Swallow details her unique, daring, and definitely not boring hobby (12:02).
And finally, ASCE's 2019 New...
Engineers Week 2019 is here and ASCE members have geared up to take part. This year’s theme, Engineers: Invent Amazing, is on par with everything members have accomplished so far.
ASCE Announces 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professionals
ASCE celebrated its 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional, a group of 10 talented young professionals who are taking the civil engineering industry...
ASCE annually recognizes 10 civil engineering students who represent the future of the profession. They are the collegiate edition of the Society’s New Faces of Civil Engineering.
The 2019 honorees are rising stars, inspired and inspiring, many of them drawn to the profession by a desire to help others and protect the planet.
Although they are young, their project experiences speak to us loudly. One student...