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Presidential Q&A – Kristina Swallow on Women in Civil Engineering

ASCE President Kristina Swallow has been racking up the frequent flyer miles since her presidential year began last October, crisscrossing the country, visiting ASCE groups far and wide, meeting elected officials to advocate for infrastructure, connecting with Younger Members, speaking with students, and on and on. And at every stop, she inspires a new group of engineers – not simply as the ASCE president but...

Tomorrow’s Role Models, Today’s New Faces of Civil Engineering – College

Each year, ASCE recognizes 10 college students who represent the future of civil engineering. These New Faces of Civil Engineering are the rising stars of the industry, role models for the next generation of civil engineers. One student created an app to help others find on-campus parking spots. Another interned on an island in the Gulf of Maine at Shoals Marine Laboratory. Another student created...

Introducing ASCE’s 2018 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College

Each year, ASCE recognizes 10 remarkable college students – young engineers in training whose early achievements mark them for greatness as professionals and point toward an optimistic future for civil engineering. Here is the class of 2018 ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – College: • Kofi Afriyie, Civil Engineering major, Morgan State University • Danielle Berman, Civil Engineering major, Penn State University • Eric Bianchi, Civil and...

Back to School for Civil Engineering Students: What’s the Focus of Your Year?

This week, my three kids are each in different camps again, which will make for scattered mornings (and a crazy week overall). It’s easier to stomach now, though, because I know it is all coming to an end soon. In about a week, all three of them will be back in school, which means we’ll all be back to a regular routine. I remember being...

Engineer’s Vision for Concrete Canoe Now 30 Years Strong

It’s all how he envisioned it would be. ASCE student teams from across the country – from across the world – will travel to the Colorado School of Mines this weekend. They’ll come in caravans with colorful concrete canoes in tow. They’ll chant and cheer and bang drums. They’ll talk shop and trade ideas and share presentations about concrete mixes so innovative they defy logic. And they’ll take...

Concrete Canoe: By the Numbers

The 2017 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition celebrates its 30th year when teams convene on the Colorado School of Mines this weekend in Golden, CO. Take a look back on three decades of history, fierce competition, and mind-boggling records. Most All-Time Wins: • UC Berkeley (5) • University of Wisconsin–Madison (5) • University of Alabama in Huntsville (5) Number of Teams to Win National Championship: 11 Number of Official Competitions: 30 Total...

Ask Anthony: How Do I Find a Civil Engineering Internship?

The million-dollar question that is currently running through the minds of thousands of civil engineering students: How do I find a civil engineering internship? And with good reason. Finding a good internship can set you up for early career success as a civil engineer. Here are seven actions you can take immediately to find your next civil engineering internship: 1. Ask your professors for help Professors in civil engineering...

Strategy Roadmap for Millennial Members Gets Board Attention

Sustainability extends beyond infrastructure. The concept also applies to ASCE as an organization, as the Society pursues enhanced benefits and opportunities aimed to attract and empower more students and young professionals. To that end, ASCE’s Board of Direction voted to approve the desired outcomes for a strategy roadmap for student transition and Younger Member retention at its quarterly meeting, March 17-18, in Arlington, VA. Attracting, retaining,...

Ask Anthony: What Concentration Should I Pursue for My Civil Engineering Degree?

What concentration should I pursue for my civil engineering degree, and how much does it affect my ability to change paths later in my career? I get these related questions often from civil engineering students who are confused as to what concentration they should focus on for their civil engineering bachelor’s and/or master’s degree program. Some schools don’t allow for a specific concentration in undergraduate,...

Ask Anthony: In Which Civil Engineering Discipline Should I Specialize?

Lately, I have received several questions from civil engineers who are nearing graduation. Their questions focus on two points: • How should they determine in which field of civil engineering they should practice? • If they try one discipline, will they be able to switch? Here are five recommended actions for soon-to-be graduates, as well as younger civil engineers, who are unsure as to which area they...