September 12, 2011

The rise in popularity of social networking sites has been fast and largely unpredicted.  Given the ease with which people can connect with old and new friends, no wonder over 400 million people...
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January 2, 2011

Need a fun event to kick-off a team-building seminar. If it's a group of engineers, nothing is sure to please as much as some fun with Legos. At the ASCE2010 post-conference Younger Member...
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October 20, 2010

From the beginning, I could tell that this would be a different type of conference.  The setting here in Las Vegas is a bit surreal.  However, everyone is friendly enough... not that I really need...
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December 10, 2009

On November 12, I posed a number of questions that students and young engineers asked during the early career transition session at the ASCE Annual Conference. I promised to address some of those in...
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November 12, 2009

As nationwide unemployment tops 10%, recent grads face increasing competition from laid-off professionals.  Adding to the bad news, the National Association of Colleges and Employers released a...
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November 10, 2009

The annual conference wasn't all fun and games, but the best part was.  Each year, the conference is followed by a service and outreach event.  It is a great opportunity to shed the business...
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November 5, 2009

Please excuse me for jumping straight from day one on the Annual Conference all the way to the closing remarks.  I was deathly ill err…busy.  It’s along story, but here are the highlights: an...
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November 2, 2009

The demographics of the nation and ASCE are changing.  While a steady stream of grey-haired or no-haired men still appear prominently throughout the conference agenda, a subtle change is taking...
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October 31, 2009

The opening session of the ASCE Annual Conference began with a wake-up call to all in attendance.   Wayne Klotz declared, “modern society cannot exist without infrastructure,” in his final...
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October 30, 2009

During the run up to the 2008 presidential election, people were surprised to learn that bloggers were routinely granted access to the candidates.  At the Democratic National Convention, about 120...
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