Topic: Perspectives

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New Survey Tools Improve Healthcare on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

Rod Beadle, P.E., M.ASCE, is the senior WASH and response advisor for Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization graduating communities from extreme poverty in over 20 countries worldwide. He has been an active member of ASCE for over 35 years. In today’s Member Voices article, he shares how his team has adapted its work on...

Time to start a business?

Starting a business during a pandemic may seem foolhardy, but this article tells you why it's not such a bad idea.

Realigning ASCE for the future

The American Society of Civil Engineers stands at the edge of transformational change.

Member Voices

Career by Design: How I Found a Job During COVID-19 ASCE’s online community for younger civil engineers, Career by Design, gives you the tools, tips and resources you need to advance your career. Much of that is in real-life advice from young engineers. Hala Abdo, EIT, A.M.ASCE, is a drainage and...

CE Roundtable: What COVID-19 has revealed about leadership

How has the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance of civil engineering leadership skills?

A Message to Students from ASCE President K.N. Gunalan

K.N. Gunalan's year as ASCE president certainly has been unique among the annals of Society history. But Gunalan has guided the Society through the COVID-19 pandemic with strength and grace, and, as his presidential term winds down this fall, he shares this Member Voices article – a message of reassurance and resilience to civil engineering students around the world. Hello! I hope and trust that you’ve...

Do Leadership and Social Skills Come Naturally to Civil Engineers?

Franklin Sherkow, P.E., ENV SP, is an ASCE Fellow and Life Member, and former president of ASCE’s Oregon Section. He was on the civil engineering faculty at Oregon State University for six years before returning to consulting. In today’s Member Voices, he examines the notion of natural challenges for civil engineers when it comes to leadership and communication skills. What if people with certain traits...

What does a leader look like?

Diversity among not just rank-and-file employees but among leadership is critically important.

Why I Include My Pronouns in a Professional Setting

Danielle Schroeder, EIT, A.M.ASCE, is an associate bridge engineer in Pennoni’s transportation division, based in its Philadelphia headquarters. Though just three years into her career, she’s already been extraordinarily active in ASCE, most recently serving locally as the K-12 outreach co-chair for the Philadelphia Younger Member Forum, as well as in Society-level posts on the Structural Engineering Institute’s Structures Congresses Committee and as a corresponding member...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion in the Face of Injustice

Bobbie Shields, P.E., M.ASCE, is the owner and manager of SHIELB PLLC, a planning, engineering and management consulting firm. Previously, he worked nearly four decades as an engineering leader in both the private and public sectors in his home state of North Carolina. A longtime ASCE leader, Shields currently serves as a Region 4 governor. He was set to take part in ASCE’s virtual roundtable...