Thomas Smith III
Thomas Smith III

Tom Smith serves as the Society's executive director. A dedicated member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for more than 25 years and a civil engineer by training and education, Tom also holds a law degree. Before joining ASCE in 1997 as the association’s general counsel, he practiced law with a focus on land use issues.

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Society News

August 7, 2019

According to DiscoverE, 81 percent of engineers today report that they decided to become an engineer before they entered college. Only 25 percent decided in elementary or middle school. Looking over...
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July 9, 2019

Civil engineers are essential to solving the significant issues facing the planet, both today and tomorrow. They serve as systems integrators and work on complex projects with diverse global teams....
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June 13, 2019

Civil engineers are entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare – a tremendous responsibility that requires unique knowledge, skills and attitudes in a continuously changing...
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May 8, 2019

Infrastructure isn’t partisan, it’s personal. May 13-20, 2019, marks the seventh annual Infrastructure Week. We’re united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the...
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April 16, 2019

Earth is the foundation upon which civil engineers build thriving communities, improving the quality of life for people everywhere. April 22 marks Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental...
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March 7, 2019

As civil engineers, you are uniquely qualified to lead Society’s infrastructure conversation – indeed, you know firsthand how infrastructure works. Civil engineers are at the forefront of a...
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February 7, 2019

One week out of the year we dedicate to celebrating our society’s unsung heroes – engineers. An engineer’s work affects everything we do, yet it’s often taken for granted. While we are...
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January 16, 2019

Students and young civil engineers are faced with many challenges, and they are constantly learning new things, meeting new people, and making decisions. It’s a bit like drinking from a firehose....
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December 13, 2018

ASCE is helping to prepare the engineering workforce of the 21st century. We’re doing this by helping every member matter more and making a bigger difference in their careers and lives. We...
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November 8, 2018

Our nation’s infrastructure suffers from a lack of funding, and this jeopardizes the safety of our communities. While civil engineers have the expertise and tools to address major challenges...
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