March 8, 2018

One of my favorite quotes is from President Theodore Roosevelt, during his speech “Citizenship in the Republic”: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man...
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November 9, 2017

The need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure is hardly breaking news, but in the wake of devastating natural disasters around the country, the time to act is now. Last month in New York...
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September 13, 2017

Civil engineers are in demand. How can we prove it? It’s in the numbers. Did you know that the median annual income for civil engineers is now $101,000? That’s one of the findings of the new...
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May 5, 2017

Just as it does in national, state, and local elections, your vote matters at ASCE. Your elected volunteer leaders work to serve your needs as a member, help shape the profession, and help move...
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April 5, 2017

The scientific community uses a strong network of shared data and peer review to enlighten scientists and bolster the quality of their research across the globe. In engineering, it is similarly...
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September 7, 2016

The public trusts civil engineers to protect their health, safety, and welfare. This special societal role requires integrity, trust, and excellence, which civil engineers demonstrate and maintain...
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June 7, 2016

As part of our newly coordinated global strategy to more aggressively advance ASCE’s goals internationally, Executive Director Tom Smith and I traveled to South Africa, to meet with leaders to...
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April 8, 2015

As part of ASCE’s global civil engineering information exchange and outreach, Tom Smith and I traveled to India and the United Arab Emirates in March. We chose these two countries because of the...
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