5 Tips for Engineers Starting Their Career

Materials Lab

With commencement speech season upon us again, I wanted to share some of the thoughts and observations I have compiled over my 40-year career in the world of construction and engineering with new engineers starting their career this spring. These observations are things I believe all new engineers should experience but may not have learned in their coursework. Here are five tips I believe will help engineers starting their career: Develop a relationship with a mentor When I graduated from the University of Minnesota, the engineers I worked for were of the opinion that I graduated with, whether it was...

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New University Soil Lab Dedicated to Longtime Braun Intertec Engineer

Soil Lab Dedication

A recently renovated soil lab at the University of Minnesota is now officially named the Michael M. and Nancy L. Heuer Soil Mechanics Laboratory. Named in honor of the Heuers' contributions to this new facility, the lab is part of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering (CEGE) at the University. [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignleft" width="335"] Joe Labuz, Michael Heuer, Dean Crouch at the soils lab dedication[/caption] Originally opened in 1983, the lab has remained untouched, making renovations a necessity. With new floor coverings, lights, cabinetry, paint, and informative panels lining the walls, the soils lab has finally received the attention...

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