Topic: Education

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Taking a rigorous approach to creativity in civil engineering

How can civil engineers integrate more creativity into their work? Oliver Broadbent takes a rigorous approach by balancing creative thinking with analytical and technical thinking to support the profession’s overall success.

University course teaches sustainability from all angles

Sophomore-level civil engineering course introduces students to the three legs of sustainability: environment, economy, and society.

ASCE student conferences, competitions embrace the virtual

Yes, the ASCE student conferences are a little different this spring, but they're succeeding in the new virtual format.

Why civil engineering students should make things

The benefit of making things for younger children in STEM education has been widely supported. But what about the civil engineering students in college-level courses?

Engineering Ethics: Competence

In the second part of this series, interviewees discuss civil engineering competence, how ethics and expertise intersect, and the importance of lifelong learning during an era of scientific and technological advancement.

ASCE realigns student conferences, enhances student experience

ASCE has realigned its student conferences, creating a more integrated, consistent, and valuable student experience.

What every civil engineering student should learn in their first year of college

If you had to highlight one lesson any civil engineering student should learn during their first year in college, what would you pick? What’s the essential knowledge base a young civil engineer should build on for a career in the 2020s?

Longtime University of Cincinnati construction management professor dies at 90

Issam "Sam" Minkarah, professor emeritus of civil engineering in construction management at the University of Cincinnati, has died. He was 90.

Researchers test sand-silt mixtures to predict liquefaction resistance

A paper in the March issue of "Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering" focuses on granular soils containing nonplastic fines (silt), investigating the combined effect of the void ratio, effective vertical stress, and fines content on the liquefaction resistance of sands.

Engagement and commitment are hallmarks of transportation engineering course at Oregon State University

David S. Hurwitz, Ph.D., EIT, A.M.ASCE, a professor at Oregon State University, is committed to creating an engaging online experience for students.