When Civil Engineers from across the country gather for the annual Civil Engineering Society (CES) Conference, there are some who choose to attend, including Texas Civil Engineers.
But for many, attending is not enough, as the event can be a difficult experience for them.
In fact, when we reached out to a number of Texas Civil Engineering Association (TCEA) members and members of the CEA Executive Committee to find out what they thought of the Civil Engineering Conference, we found that they felt that attendance was not sufficient for the CEEA’s mission.
“As a civil engineer, it’s a very challenging and frustrating experience,” said TCEA President Jim Taylor.
“It is very difficult to make connections and have conversations that are relevant to your field and the world around you.”
To address these concerns, the CAEA is partnering with Civil Engineering Magazine to host a special Civil Engineering Forum.
During the forum, the public will be able to meet with Civil Engineers and get insight into the field of civil engineering.
The Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Hilton Houston, and will feature panels and talks on topics such as the current state of civil engineers and the role of the civil engineer in society.
“We are very pleased that this forum is being hosted by a national organization that is trying to engage and educate the public on the role civil engineers play in the lives of our nation,” said Kevin Smith, Vice President for Marketing and Communications at CEA.
“The CEA is proud to be part of the event and are looking forward to working with the Texas Civil Engagement Committee, who will be hosting the event.
We hope to see you there!”
The forum will be broadcast live on the CCEA’s website.
The forum is free to attend and the public can submit questions, comments and videos.
It will also be available to watch via CEEACast.org.
The Texas Civil ENGagement Committee will also host a series of workshops on the Civil Engineers role in the community.
On Tuesday, the Texas Commission on Civil Engineering (TCCEE) will host a panel discussion entitled, Civil Engineers as Professionals, to discuss the role that civil engineers have played in the history of civil and public engineering in the United States.
“I am looking forward for all of the members of this committee to engage with each other, share their experiences, share what they’ve learned and look forward to the next great discussion on this topic,” said CCEE Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy, Jeff Furlong.
The CEEE has worked with the TCCEE since 2013 to develop a more inclusive and inclusive civil engineering community.
As a result, the TCEE has partnered with CEA and the Texas Association of Civil Engineers to host the Civil Engineer Training and Outreach Forum (CETI) in 2018.
The ETI is an opportunity for people from the civil engineering field to network with one another, and it is designed to empower Civil Engineers, promote their careers and help raise awareness of the role they play in society through educational and training programs.
To get more information on the ETI and to learn more about CEE, please visit www.civilengineeringtraining.org or call 979-839-8477.