Careers & Leadership

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June 11, 2015

Informed by my education and practice experience, I know that many engineers participate in the visual and performing arts. For example, while working as an engineering dean, my office collected and analyzed campus student activities…Read More >>

Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweeden. By Santiago Calatrava
June 7, 2015

Some recently proposed skyscraper designs seem to feature more twists, turns, and curves than historic buildings. Does this represent a natural progression in design, adopting more naturalistic designs to maximize efficiency, or is it just…Read More >>

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May 9, 2015

I believe it’s fair to compare the relative skill difference between a graduating civil engineer and a 10-year PE (or SE) with the difference between a tennis hobbyist and a pro. The hobbyist and student…Read More >>

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May 7, 2015

This letter, from a father to a son, was written by professional engineer Bob Breeze upon his son’s graduation as a mechanical engineer. The letter was published in a collection entitled, Letters to Young Engineers,…Read More >>

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April 23, 2015

Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are changing the way products and services are conceived, designed, produced, and distributed around the world. These forces are also transforming work and operations in manufacturing. Increasingly,…Read More >>

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April 20, 2015

The Highline offers a soul charging experience for walkers through the Chelsea and the West Village. An old elevated train line was converted into a public park and walking thoroughfare. Simple as the concept seems,…Read More >>

March 23, 2015

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin There is value in mentoring relationships both for mentees and mentors. Throughout your career, you will…Read More >>

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March 10, 2015

Civil engineering is a uniquely broad field. Should CEE curriculum eschew the broad basis for more coursework in discipline? My position has evolved. This past week students from the University of Michigan visited Chicago to…Read More >>

February 17, 2015

I don’t particularly like asking for help. Unfortunately the career development buzzwords – knowledge sharing, collaboration, networking and mentorship – require one to overcome the difficult barrier that is admitting a shortcoming and seeking help….Read More >>

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January 27, 2015

When you pose a challenge to civil engineering students, you’ll find they think innovatively to create the best solution possible. That’s no surprise to many faculty advisors who have worked with ASCE student chapter members…Read More >>