Careers & Leadership

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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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A  standout entry in ASCE's 2014 Student and Younger Member Video Contest.
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 >>

January 24, 2015

Happy New Year! One end-of-year poll found that 72% of Americans who made a new year’s resolution claimed they kept it.  Not bad considering most resolutions focus on improving oneself or one’s life. With odds like…Read More >>

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January 22, 2015

Are you a multitasker? Do you, like a grasshopper, jump from task to task? You text, email, tweet, Google, blog, and talk – and all that in just the last few minutes! You are certainly…Read More >>

January 1, 2015

Shh! Don’t tell my clients, but I split my effort on about 35 projects in 2014. They’ve ranged in scope and complexity. Not a single one involved a stadium or a high rise – the…Read More >>