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Welcome to the eLearning library of previously recorded webinars. They are made available Free to ASCE Members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for viewing at your convenience. Please have your ASCE member login information available to access the webinars.

Civil Engineering Club™: Ready to Launch! Tips for Planning, Starting, and Running a Successful Club

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This free one hour member’s only ASCE eLearning Webinar will provide ASCE members with an introduction to Civil Engineering Club - the new after-school high school club program designed to introduce students to civil engineering through hands-on activities, speakers, field trips and engineering mentors. Members will learn the basics of reaching out to a school to form a club, steps they should take to line up volunteers, ideas for recruiting students and launching their club, and tips on how to run a successful club for a school year. Club leaders who participated in the club program during its pilot year will share information about their experiences that will highlight both the challenges and rewards of leading a club, and tell participants about what’s ahead for the club in the 2013-2014 school year.

Attendees will learn about Civil Engineering Club and come away with specific information about forming a club, launching a club and running a successful club program. They will gain additional insights from other members who have been involved from its beginning in developing and testing the Club.

Melissa Wu, P.E., M.ASCE
Jon M. Young, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE
Tony Cioffi, P.E., M.ASCE

Why Women Leave Engineering and what you can do about it

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Did you know that women comprise more than 20% of engineering school graduates, but only 11% of practicing engineers are women, despite decades of academic, federal, and employer interventions to address this gender gap? Most importantly, did you know that there is something you can do about it?

Join the world renown researchers behind the groundbreaking, NSF funded and much talked about study, Stemming The Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering to learn more about the newly released updates to the study, insights regarding their race/ethnicity findings and recommended steps you can take to remedy this national workforce crisis.

"Stemming the Tide" was conducted by Dr. Nadya Fouad, Professor with the Department of Educational Psychology, and Dr Romila Singh, Associate Professor of Organizations and Strategic Management, Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It was published in March 2011 by the university's Center for the Study of the Workplace.

Session Panelists:
Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Romila Singh Associate Professor, Lubar School of Business and Associate Research Director of the Center for the Study of the Workplace, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Careers in Structural Engineering

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Are you a civil engineering student and not really sure what specialty area of civil engineering you want to practice in? Do you have an eye for detail, enjoy planning, working in teams and desire to be at the forefront of creating a better quality of life for millions of people? Then a career in Structural Engineering may be just for you!

Structural Engineers are at the forefront of not only rebuilding America’s infrastructure but the world’s! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a Structural Engineer is $84,000 a year and the demand for Structural Engineers is expected to grow by 24% through the year 2018!

Join ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) leaders for this live and student focused discussion covering the topics of recommended classes to take, leading employers and selected career paths in structural engineering.

Session Moderator:
Jennifer Goupil, P.E., Director, ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

Session Panelists:
Takahiko Kimura, P.E., F. SEI, M.ASCE, Senior Principal Engineer-Parsons Brinckerhoff
Roberto T. Leon, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, David H. Burrows Professor of Engineering -Department of Civil Engineering -Virginia Tech
Sarmad (Sam) A. Rihani, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, President -REI Consultants

Applying a Human Rights Framework to Civil Engineering

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Now, more than ever, society is looking to civil engineers to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life. This level of public trust, coupled with the principles, plans, and processes of civil engineering offer diverse entry points for the application of human rights. Building on a common understanding of the general connections between civil engineering and human rights, join us for a webinar to explore specific opportunities and challenges for addressing human rights in the discipline.

Questions that will be addressed during the webinar include:

  • What are human rights? What is the connection with civil engineering?
  • How can human rights present a lens through which to evaluate civil engineering projects and their outcomes?
  • What responsibility do civil engineers have addressing human rights in their work?
  • What potential human rights impacts and implications arise in the context of civil engineering?
  • How can human rights inform the monitoring and evaluation of civil engineering

Access this interactive, informative and thought provoking webinar led by world renowned human rights expert and Associate Director of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program Jessica Wyndham. A human rights lawyer by training, Jessica has worked for the past five years with scientific and engineering organizations committed to addressing the connections between human rights and their disciplines.
Presenter: Jessica Wyndham, AAAS Science Human Rights Senior Project Director

Social Media - Where to Start to Maximize the Presence of your ASCE Group

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We understand that this is an intimidating arena for those not already accustomed to it. In this webinar you will learn how to get your groups started in social media. You will learn how to choose the right platform, what the consent expectations are for each one, and how to grow your audience, as well as some best practices. We will also be offering some tips and tricks for those who already have presences in social media and how to maximize the potential of existing presences.
Presenter: Lindy Dreyer, Chief Social Media Marketer, SocialFish

Find a Mentor to Help You Achieve Your Career Goals

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Mentoring facilitates the growth of civil engineers throughout their careers and provides numerous benefits to both protégés and mentors. Protégés can share career experiences and challenges, learn new skills, and increase confidence, while mentors enjoy the personal satisfaction of helping others in their profession, improve leadership and listening skills, and learn as well. Discover how to make these mentoring benefits a reality for you. This webinar will discuss how mentoring can grow your career and achieve all of your career goals. This webinar will also provide strategies for finding the right mentor and getting the most out of the mentoring relationship. You will also learn about ASCE’s mentoring programs.
Presenters: Karen C. Armfield, P.E., M.ASCE and Anthony J. Fasano, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE, ACC

ASCE's State Government Relations Tools

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ASCE has been working to enhance our state and local advocacy efforts. This webinar will focus on one of ASCE's new advocacy tools - ASCE's state bill tracking system which allows members to access information about legislative and regulatory proposals in their state. Members will be able to see legislative proposal pending in their state that impacts the engineering profession, and we will explore how to take action on these issues.
Presenter: Aaron Castelo, Director of State and Local Government Relations for ASCE