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Attracting the Younger Generation to Civil Engineering and Construction

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A presentation given at the 39th Annual NCPA Concrete Paving Workshop by Daniel G. Linzel, PhD, P.E., University of Nebraska Department of Engineering

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Attracting the Younger Generation to Civil Engineering and Construction

  1. 1. Attracting the Younger Generation to Civil Engineering & Construction Daniel G. Linzell, Ph.D., P.E. Voelte-Keegan Professor and Chair Department of Civil Engineering
  2. 2. •The Student of Today •Secondary Ed •Higher Ed •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Today •A Civil Engineer/Builder Was? •A Civil Engineer/Builder Is? •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •Are We Ready? •How Can We Help? Attracting the Younger Generation
  3. 3. •The Student of Today •Secondary Ed Attracting the Younger Generation
  4. 4. •The Student of Today •Secondary Ed •Five Facts about How Students Want to Learn •1. Students are using YouTube and other online video sources for self-directed learning. •2. Students’ social media use is evolving. •3. Students want to learn in school with a digital device. •4. Students want to use digital games for learning. 5. Students want to code, especially girls. Attracting the Younger Generation https://edexcellence.net/publications/what-teens-want-from-their-schools
  5. 5. •The Student of Today •Secondary Ed •Five Facts about How Students Want to Learn •1. Students are using YouTube and other online video sources for self-directed learning. •2. Students’ social media use is evolving. •3. Students want to learn in school with a digital device. •4. Students want to use digital games for learning. 5. Students want to code, especially girls. Attracting the Younger Generation https://edexcellence.net/publications/what-teens-want-from-their-schools
  6. 6. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed Attracting the Younger Generation
  7. 7. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed Attracting the Younger Generation 18 million undergraduates, > 40% go to community college Over half of all undergraduates live at home to make degrees more affordable 40% of students work at least 30 hours a week. About 25 percent work full-time and go to school full- time. A quarter of undergraduates are older than 25
  8. 8. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed Attracting the Younger Generation
  9. 9. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed Attracting the Younger Generation
  10. 10. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed Attracting the Younger Generation
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  13. 13. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation
  14. 14. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation
  15. 15. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation
  16. 16. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation
  17. 17. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation
  18. 18. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation
  19. 19. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation AND
  20. 20. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation ASEE
  21. 21. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation THIS IS WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT….
  22. 22. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation WHAT DO WE DO??
  23. 23. •The Student of Today •Higher Ed •So what? Attracting the Younger Generation TALK ABOUT “US” FIRST
  24. 24. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Today •A Civil Engineer/Builder Was? •US Navy (1950s) •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zGC9xzb3Ys Attracting the Younger Generation http://www.matichcorp.com/project-gallery/highways/
  25. 25. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Today •A Civil Engineer/Builder Is? •ASCE •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJaRjI7K-Lw Attracting the Younger Generation American Concrete Institute http://www.resonantmachines.com/Rubblizing/tabid/207/Default.aspx
  26. 26. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •ASCE •http://www.asce.org/vision2025/ •ICE (= Brits) •https://www.newcivilengineer.com/business- culture/future-engineer-skills-for- 2020/10012411.article Attracting the Younger Generation
  27. 27. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •Elon Musk •https://www.wired.com/2017/04/elon-musk-layers- crazy-plan-traffic-killing-tunnels/ •https://www.tesla.com/semi/ Attracting the Younger Generation
  28. 28. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •Volvo •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx9EFJ6qgZc • Intel •Integrated Roadways •http://integratedroadways.com/ Attracting the Younger Generation CNN
  29. 29. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •Construction •https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at- work/start-ups/how-chip-design-can-teach-us-to- build-better-hospitals Attracting the Younger Generation
  30. 30. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •Materials •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr_Lngw4aBk •http://ducon.eu/ •https://vimeo.com/238567473 Attracting the Younger Generation
  31. 31. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? Attracting the Younger Generation
  32. 32. doctorates Red: China Blue: US bachelors The Coming Civil and Environmental Engineering Renaissance Glenn Bell, CEO, SGH, Developing the Next Generation of Civil and Environmental Engineers, Northeastern University, April 2016 The Renaissance Civil Engineer
  33. 33. • Polymath Guru • Value Creator • Inventor • Practitioner/Teacher/Re searcher • Global Practitioner • Project Leader • Societal Leader The Renaissance Civil Engineer SUPER CIVIL ENGINEER Glenn Bell, CEO, SGH, Developing the Next Generation of Civil and Environmental Engineers, Northeastern University, April 2016
  34. 34. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •Education Attracting the Younger Generation
  35. 35. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •Education Attracting the Younger Generation
  36. 36. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •Education Attracting the Younger Generation
  37. 37. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •Education •https://engineering.unl.edu/downloads/civil/2017- 2018_CIVE_Undergratuate_Program_Manual_Omaha. pdf Attracting the Younger Generation
  38. 38. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •Education •https://engineering.unl.edu/downloads/civil/2017- 2018_CIVE_Undergratuate_Program_Manual_Omaha. pdf Attracting the Younger Generation
  39. 39. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •Market •https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/st em-jobs-industry-careers.html Attracting the Younger Generation
  40. 40. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •Are We Ready? •UNL CIVE •http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable- development-goals/ Attracting the Younger Generation
  41. 41. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •How Can We Help? •Education – K-12 •Continue Advance coordiNate Attracting the Younger Generation
  42. 42. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •How Can We Help? •Education – Higher Ed •Continue Advance coordiNate Attracting the Younger Generation
  43. 43. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •How Can We Help? •Education – Higher Ed •ASCE, ABET, ASEE, ECL-USA… Attracting the Younger Generation
  44. 44. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •How Can We Help? •Education – Higher Ed •ASCE, ABET, ASEE, ECL-USA… Attracting the Younger Generation
  45. 45. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •How Can We Help? •Industry •TALK TO ME •GET INVOLVED •PUSH THE ENVELOPE •BE WILLING TO EMPLOY AND CHALLENGE Attracting the Younger Generation
  46. 46. •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •How Can We Help? •Industry AND Attracting the Younger Generation
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  48. 48. •The Student of Today •Secondary Ed •Higher Ed •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Today •A Civil Engineer/Builder Was? •A Civil Engineer/Builder Is? •The Civil Engineer/Builder of Tomorrow •A Civil Engineer/Builder Will Be? •Are We Ready? •How Can We Help? Attracting the Younger Generation
  49. 49. Daniel Linzell, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE Voelte-Keegan Professor and Chair Department of Civil Engineering University of Nebraska–Lincoln The University of Nebraska 844 N. 16th St., N104 SLNK, P.O. Box 886105, Lincoln, NE 68588-6105 205E Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 South 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68182-0176 402-472-8036 (L) 402-554-3272 (O) | dlinzell@unl.edu | http://civil.unl.edu/ |@dlinzell Attracting the Younger Generation

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