Women in Civil Engineering ASCE Resources

March 19, 2018

As the ASCE News Women in Civil Engineering series continues this month, here’s a list of related ASCE resources and opportunities to supplement your reading.


Panel Discussion / ‘Women in Structural Engineering – Bridging the Numbers Gap’

The ASCE Structural Engineering Institute’s annual Structures Congress is April 19-21 in Fort Worth, TX.

The program includes a ‘Women in Structural Engineering – Bridging the Numbers Gap’ panel discussion led by Sarah Vaughan-Cook on April 20.

Women in CE Button - updated (1)Register to watch via livestream.

On Demand / Global Marathon

The DiscoverE Global Marathon is a free series of online conversations about issues surrounding women in engineering. The 2018 program features a talk from ASCE President Kristina Swallow outlining strategies for salary negotiation.

Sessions will be available on demand within a couple hours of the original broadcast. Register now.

Planning GuideGirls Night Out: Dream Big

Want to encourage girls to consider engineering? ASCE and DiscoverE have organized a variety of educational activities around the release of the giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Among those: Girls Night Out events, in which girls connect with both the film and female civil engineer role models.

Learn more.

Webinars / Unconscious Bias

ASCE offers several webinars about bias in the workplace, including:

VideoRetaining Women in Engineering: What the Research Says

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professors Nadya Fouad and Romila Singh talk about the Project on Women Engineers Retention, and discuss what employers can do to improve retention for both men and women in this episode of ASCE Interchange.

Further Reading

Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology by F. Mary Williams and Carolyn J. Emerson

Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers by Sybil E. Hatch

Engineering Legends by Richard G. Weingardt

She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock Your Potential, and Create the Engineering Career of Your Dreams by Stephanie Slocum

Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers edited by Margaret E. Layne

Women in Engineering: Professional Life edited by Margaret E. Layne

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