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Episode 140: Dimitrios Athanasiou, on the theoretical vs. the applied
Dimitrios Athanasiou, Ph.D., E.I.T., A.M.ASCE, is a senior associate of environmental and earth sciences at Exponent in Bellevue, Washington; he has a Ph.D. from Texas Tech in civil engineering; and he’s the co-chair of the ASCE EWRI Seattle Chapter.
But he began his education with a bachelor’s degree back home in Greece in physics.
So he has an interesting perspective on any comparison between the theoretical and the applied.
In episode 140 of ASCE Plot Points, Athanasiou talks with guest hosts Brianne Duncan and Wendy Cohen of the ASCE EWRI Environmental Health and Water Quality Committee.
Episode 139: Kevin Brown, on becoming the teacher you wish you’d had
Kevin Brown, P.E., M.ASCE, is a construction services manager at TranSystems in Philadelphia and an adjunct professor
at the College of New Jersey.
And as he’s entered into the leadership phase of his career, he’s approaching these opportunities with generosity and thoughtfulness.
In episode 139 of ASCE Plot Points, Brown outlines his journey from student to teacher and talks about how he’s trying to fill gaps for the next generation of civil engineers.
Episode 138: Sarah Matin, on maximizing the IIJA moment
Infrastructure advocacy takes center stage this week with the ASCE Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Matin, P.E., M.ASCE, Orlando office principal for S&ME and chair of the ASCE Public Policy and Practice Committee, is one of the many ASCE members headed to Capitol Hill this week looking to keep the IIJA momentum going.
In episode 138 of ASCE Plot Points, Matin talks about how IIJA funding is affecting work going on in Florida and what’s next for infrastructure advocacy.
Episode 137: Jaffer Almosawy, ASCE’s Minister of Love
You never know how those engineering skills you develop in your career might translate in other areas of your life.
Case in point: Jaffer Almosawy, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE.
He’s a project manager for GCW Inc. in Las Vegas, specializing in water and wastewater design.
But recently, he’s also become known as ASCE’s Minister of Love.
What exactly does that mean?
In this special Valentine’s Day episode of ASCE Plot Points, Almosawy explains.
Episode 136: Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, on quiet quitting
Issues of workforce dominate the conversation around civil engineering in 2023.
And one of latest workforce trends is the notion of quiet quitting.
Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is an engineer and project manager for Cypress Environment and Infrastructure in Jackson, Mississippi, and an ASCE Region 5 governor.
In episode 136 of ASCE Plot Points, Ziegler talks about quiet quitting and why she thinks it might be an essential strategy for the modern civil engineer.
Episode 135: Antoinette Quagliata, on how sustainability became the norm
Sustainability has come a long way over the course of Antoniette Quagliata’s career – from project add-ons to default requirements.
A manager of sustainability services for Dewberry, Quagliata, ENV SP, talks on episode 135 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast about the changes she’s seen and how current sustainability tools are making her work better than ever.
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