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ASCE's 138th Annual Civil Engineering Conference
October 6, 2008

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will address Workforce and Globalization at ASCE’s 138th Annual Civil Engineering Conference ENGINEERING: The Workforce of the Future to be held November 6-8, 2008 at Westin Convention Center and David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

If the United States is to successfully address the challenges it faces both today, and in the future; including an aging infrastructure, shrinking energy and water resources, and globalization; action must be taken now to attract, educate and train talented young civil engineers to compete in a rapidly changing and technology-driven world.

The conference will open with a plenary session, featuring a keynote address by Jason Jennings, which will focus on the future of the civil engineering profession and the steps that can be taken to meet the industry’s challenges and sustain a thriving workforce.

Conference tracks will include:
“The Civil Engineering Workforce, A Look Ahead,” which will examine programs developed and successfully implemented by various organizations in an effort to address engineering workforce issues;
“Risk-Based Future in Civil Engineering,” which will provide an opportunity to learn from the experts how methods are evolving to quantify risk for infrastructure systems against a variety of hazards, and how to understand and effectively manage that risk;
“Engineering Leadership,” which will help attendees develop leadership skills such as time management, public speaking, and networking; and
ASCE Presents,” which is designed to enhance attendees’ career and professional development.

The conference’s closing session will feature a discussion on robotics in civil engineering, led by William L. “Red” Whittaker, Ph.D., the director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center. Whittaker will discuss the state of the robotics industry and lunar development.

For more information on the conference, please visit Complimentary registration is available to members of the media. For more information, or to register, please contact Joan Buhrman at or 703-295-6406.

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