September 16, 2011

  Well, it’s back to school time and what better way to gear up for the upcoming year than to shine a spotlight on an a talented engineering student?  The National Engineers Week foundation...
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September 10, 2011

The attacks of September 11, 2001, left wounds on our nation that have not completely healed. On the 10th anniversary of this tragic event, please join us in remembrance of the more than 3,000...
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July 22, 2011

Civil engineering is everywhere—from increasing traffic congestion to sprawling suburbs, and abundant and safe drinking water to a natural disaster’s impact on a community. You read about these...
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March 26, 2011

The oft-cited death of print media does not seem to have dampened people’s desire to write books.  About 750 new titles are published in the US each day! Two good friends of this blog have...
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November 27, 2009

It may not make the ESPN highlight reels, but the participants in the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition place as much pride in their teamwork as do their schools' football teams.  This...
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August 7, 2008

This is your captain speaking.  We are on our final approach to O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  Winds are 20 miles per hour from the Northwest, and the current ground temperature is 14 degrees...
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