September 17, 2020

It was a history-making week for ASCE with the Society’s first Virtual Technical Conference, Sept. 14-18. The event, held entirely online, collected technical experts and speakers from different...
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August 10, 2020

Kate Simonen favors a metaphor about the moon when she talks about her work as director of the Carbon Leadership Forum. It goes something like “If you want to land on the moon, there’s no sense...
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July 30, 2020

In a moment now sadly rich in irony, University of Washington professor Kate Simonen attended a carbon neutral conference in Los Angeles this past March and thought to herself, “I don’t want to...
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July 18, 2018

Attending a professional conference provides you with unique learning experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. And what better way to keep up with advancements in our rapidly changing...
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July 16, 2018

Often these days, much of the talk around your office water cooler probably centers on what you need to be adding to your Netflix queue (hint: the answer is Dream Big.) ASCE is here to help you...
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June 28, 2018

I recently had the honor of serving as one of the keynote speakers for a luncheon at the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute Congress, which was held in Minneapolis earlier this...
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August 24, 2017

You probably need Kaplan Mobray’s advice more than you even realize. The internet and social media have not only made it possible for individuals to create personal brands; they’ve made it...
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August 4, 2017

Money makes the civil engineering world go 'round. This much we know. So, it’s probably wise to listen to Marci Rossell, Ph.D., former chief economist for CNBC with experience in both the private...
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July 20, 2017

So, you are signed up for an upcoming civil engineering conference, and now it’s time to start putting together a plan to ensure that you get the most out of the event. I know what you are...
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April 27, 2017

Your time is limited, today more than ever. Like most everyone, civil engineers are overextended, and between their careers and personal lives they have way too many responsibilities. That said,...
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