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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...

COVID-19 Community Calls 29: Staying Strong in Italy

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. Community Call 29 brings us to the northern part of Italy, battered by the coronavirus in March and still very much in recovery mode....

Gaining Clarity on F.E. and P.E. Exam Changes Amid Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected seemingly every aspect of society this spring. Along with that, the cycle of civil engineering exams for professional licensure has changed, leaving would-be test-takers with questions. Tim Miller, director of exam services for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, talked with ASCE News, hoping to provide some clarity during these challenging times. ASCE News: Is there any possibility of...

COVID-19 Community Calls 12: A New Kind of College Experience

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. Community Call 12 brings us to New Jersey by way of Seattle and Louisville. Sophie Lipomanis, one of ASCE's inaugural class of student ambassadors,...

Moving the Civil Engineering Classroom Online

The coronavirus pandemic has halted normal life across the United States. Remarkably though, the school year has not stopped; it’s adapted. Even as social distancing has effectively barred side-by-side classroom instruction, educators and students at universities across the country have moved the classroom online. The logistics of adjustment At the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, the provost decided March 11 – relatively early compared with other...

5 Ways to Improve Your Professional Skills at Home

Around the world, daily life, travel and commerce have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Government officials and many companies are taking necessary steps to help stop the spread of the virus. For many of us, that means working from home and social distancing. The downside is that it may not feel like the most productive workplace, especially after several days. And once your workday...

ASCE Spotlights 10 Up-and-Comers: The 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College

Every spring, ASCE shines a ray of sunlight on the future of the profession. It’s the collegiate edition of the New Faces of Civil Engineering – 10 students whose early accomplishments are matched only by their remarkable maturity. This year’s class of 2020 honorees demonstrates astounding focus, ambition and dedication to helping others. Get to know the 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering, Collegiate Edition: Abby Cowser Penn State...

What’s One Thing High School Students Should Know About Civil Engineering?

I have used most of the “Ask Anthony” articles in this column to answer questions from ASCE members about civil engineering careers. However, in this article, I’d like to turn the table and ask you a question. Recently, I’ve been getting questions from high school and some college students interested in civil engineering. They want to know what to expect in a civil engineering career....

Finding Your Path: The Discipline Decision

Choosing your major is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. But as anyone who chooses to major in civil engineering can tell you, that decision is really only half the journey. Civil engineering encompasses so many different disciplines and focus areas. Over the course of this school year, Robert Sprotte is going to take ASCE members on that journey of decision....

Ask Anthony: What If I Didn’t Major in Civil Engineering as an Undergrad?

“My question to you is, have you met any engineers pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering after an undergraduate degree in a different engineering discipline, while also pursuing licensure years after their undergraduate degree? Any advice, feedback or encouragement you can give me is appreciated.” I recently received this question from a listener of The Civil Engineering Podcast and thought it might be helpful...