Top Foreign-Born Civil Engineers Speak Their Minds

by Allen Morrison, Asst. Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 10, Pg. 115-119

Document Type: Feature article

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Six distinguished civil engineers born and educated abroad discuss their careers and explore: the differences in the civil engineering marketplace and in the public image of the CE here and overseas; the comparative quality of CE education and research here and abroad; and the extent to which those interviewed encountered discrimination in American society. The engineers interviewed are: Fazlur Khan, Pakistani-born atructural engineer; T.Y. Lin, Chinese-born educator and structural design consultant; Anton Tedesko, a structural consultant born in Austria; Gregory Tschebotarioff, Russian-born soil mechanics pioneer and educator; George Winter, Austrian-born educator and structural engineer; and Nai Yang, Chinese-born consulting engineer.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Engineering education | Distinguished engineers | Professional development | Imaging techniques | Comparative studies | Structural design | Soil mechanics | Austria | Europe

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