Understanding Land and Water Resource Systems Aided by Graphics on Microcomputers
The inadequate appreciation of relations between causes of contamination and their occurrence applies to professional as well as lay individuals. Therefore, a great deal of effort is invested...

Engineering Education: An Update
ASCE held an engineering education conference in April, 1985, entitled, Educators and Practitioners—Where Are We Going? Participants agreed that a greater interchange is beneficial between...

The Microcomputer in C.E. Education: A Survey
What is the state of microcomputers in civil engineering education? Which microcomputers are being used? Are program developers willing to exchange programs? The survey conducted by the...

Richart Commemorative Lectures
The geotechnical specialty known as soil dynamics has developed during the past 25 years from a minor role to a mainstream discipline. Professor F. E. Richart has played a major role in...

The Campus Computer
The new Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory (CAE) at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., was established as an adjunct—a supplement—to the faculty and is dedicated to teaching civil engineering,...

Integrating CAI in CE Courses at the USAF Academy

Current Status of Urban Hydrology in Nigeria
Urban hydrological research is largely in its infancy in Nigeria. Most cities are unplanned and unsewered. There is no Hydrological Research Institute and only two or three Universities...

Task Committee on Engineering Education: Report to the Board of Direction
Engineering education, not civil engineering education alone, is in a crisis which could seriously damage the engineering profession and the national interest. Too few graduates are earning...

Conjoint Analysis of Residential Preferences
A methodology for studying the effect of different locational factors on individual residential preferences is developed. Observations on the overall preferences of individuals are used...

Engineering School Drives for National Leadership
Engineering programs in many universities are undergoing severe problems of limited space, too few faculty, burgeoning student enrollments, out-of-date laboratory equipment and inadequate...

University Development of Young Engineering Faculty
Engineering schools throughout the United States are beginning to experience a decline in the number and quality of American-born students pursuing the PhD in engineering. Also, several...

Engineering Education: Computer Design of Plants
Teaching civil engineering design courses is important and difficult. Civil engineering faculty are usually better prepared to teach the theoretical and scientific aspects of civil engineering....

Crisis in Engineering Education
The engineering education system has fallen into considerable disrepair at a time when there is record demand for engineering graduates. With an emphasis on the civil engineering field,...

Management Keys: Freedom to Create, Responsibility for Failure
Management policies for inventors and engineers are reviewed in this interview with Professor Dan Pletta, University Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute...

RPI's Mighty Goal: To Help Rejuvenate American Industry
During the past few decades, many U.S. engineering schools have become obsessed with engineering science and have seemed to lose interest in practical, industrial problems faced by American...

Wilhelm Ritter: Teacher of Maillart and Ammann
This paper seeks to make the contemporary structural engineering profession aware of a 19th century tradition of education which has been almost lost. That educational tradition possessed...

Impact of a Collective Bargaining Contract
Some five hundred institutions of higher education in the United States currently have unionized faculties. Driving forces for collective bargaining include the impact of inflation on...

Practitioners in an Academic Environment
A recent survey of Civil Engineering Education indicates that 56% of the Engineering Schools surveyed regularly utilize engineers from practice in the classroom. With the current trend...

The AccEL Program: Retreading the B.S. Degree
This paper describes a flexible and inexpensive approach to turning math and science majors into engineers. The AccEL program has very nicely overcome some of the problems of the NSF funded...

Miami Riot—Will a Phoenix Rise from Ashes—
In May, inner-city black residents of Miami, Florida, looted and burned about 300 buildings in their neighborhoods. The cause is detailed—their perception that the judicial system was...

 

 

 

 

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