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Transit in transition

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 2: Transportation is a lot different in 2020 than it was in 2019, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The key question now is what changes wrought by the coronavirus will still be affecting transit systems next year and into the longer term? Today's episode of ASCE Plot Points is devoted to answering those questions. A special expert panel, assembled by...

Parent trap

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 1: Work looks a little bit different these days. Especially for those civil engineers who are balancing their jobs with their duties as parents, often working from home with their children one room over. Kelly Farabee, Jesse Gormley, Rhonda Hurst, Tung Nguyen and Kate Osborn share their experiences juggling multiple roles this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Changing the...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion Part 5: Transitions of Power

ASCE Plot Points wraps up the "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion" series, talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, sharing their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism. Today we hear from Frederick Paige, Ph.D., EIT, A.M.ASCE, associate professor at Virginia Tech. He talks about his journey through the civil engineering profession,...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion Part 4: Unconscious Bias

ASCE Plot Points continues it series called "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion," talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, sharing their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism. Today we talk about unconscious bias with Kim Parker Brown, P.E., F.ASCE, a senior program manager for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington,...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion Part 3: Making a Difference

ASCE Plot Points continues it series called "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion," talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, sharing their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism. Today we talk with Sidney May, P.E., M.ASCE, past president of ASCE’s Alabama Section Birmingham Branch. After more than a decade of work in...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion Part 2: Legacy of Success

Today on ASCE Plot Points marks the start of a new series called "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion," talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, who will share their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism. Birdel Franklin Jackson III, P.E., M.ASCE, lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, enjoying retirment after a long and...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion Part 1: Time for Change

Today on ASCE Plot Points marks the start of a new series called "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion," talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, who will share their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism. Yvette E. Pearson, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is the associate dean for accreditation, assessment and strategic initiatives...

COVID-19 Community Calls 33: Presidential Point of View

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Plus an extra three. Community Call 33 closes the series, and fittingly it features ASCE President K.N. "Guna" Gunalan. The president discusses his philosophical...

COVID-19 Community Calls 32: The Power of Technology

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Plus an extra three. Community Call 32 reaches out to David Wieller, president of ASCE's Lehigh Valley Section and the water and municipal regional leader...

COVID-19 Community Calls 31: College Moves Online

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Plus an extra three. Community Call 31 goes to Camilla Saviz, a professor and chair of civil engineering at the University of the Pacific...