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    Big voices on campus

    Big voices on campus

    Nothing provides optimism quite like the next generation of civil engineers

    • 12 min
    Change agents

    Change agents

    ASCE PLOT POINTS SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 Wanting to help save the world is an admirable goal. Figuring out just how you can plug that mission into your career path is the first step. Marjorie Bedessem is a senior engineer for Tri Hydro and the vice-president of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute. And she’s excellent case study in navigating different career tracks to maximize

    • 24 min
    This building might save your life

    This building might save your life

    Season 4, Episode 10: Burçin Becerik-Gerber, a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Southern California and director of CENTIENTS (Center for Intelligent Environment), discusses her work on intelligent threat-sensing buildings – structures that employ AI technology to keep people safe during emergencies, including maybe most frighteningly, those involving active shooters. We also hear from ASCE’s Student Ambassadors about how they’ve

    • 15 min
    Improving the future: structural fire engineering design

    Improving the future: structural fire engineering design

    ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 9: It’s amazing to think that even in the oldest professional in the world, civil engineering, there remain new boundaries to push. Erica Fischer is doing just that in the field of structural fire engineering design. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is an assistant professor of structural engineering at Oregon State University. She’s working on the upcoming ASCE Structural Engineering Institute

    • 15 min
    Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change?

    Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change?

    ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 8: Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer. Or maybe it’s a complicated question with a simple answer. Either way, Emily Grubert, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, makes sense of the chaos on today’s episode. And our ASCE Student Ambassadors

    • 20 min
    Should civil engineers care about cybersecurity?

    Should civil engineers care about cybersecurity?

    ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 7: Cybersecurity is a hot topic these days – and one that most people would agree is important for our modern society to regulate and prioritize. But is cybersecurity something civil engineers need to concern themselves with? Brad Allenby says yes, 100-percent yes. Allenby is the president’s professor of sustainable engineering, and the Lincoln professor of engineering and ethics

    • 18 min

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