As I type I have littered all over my bedroom desk (home bedroom…versus Ithaca bedroom, remember I’m on break) the following Civil Engineering literature, journalism, magazines, whatever you wish to name them:
- ASCE News
- Modern Steel Construction
- The Transit of Chi Epsilon Society
- Civil Engineering, the Magazine of the ASCE
- The Bent of Tau Beta Pi Society
- & Society of Women Engineers News
I don’t think I realized how big of an engineering dork I was until now. To give myself some credit, I didn’t actually go out and sing up for any of these publications. They’ve all appeared at my doorstep for free over the past few years because I’ve ended up a member of practically every engineering society known to man.
To tell the truth, I rarely, …actually never read all of these. BUT I do really enjoy Modern Steel Construction. Probably because it’s all about Structural Engineering versus the other journals which cover a wider range of Civil and General Engineering.
Anyways, to get to the point, I was reading through the January 2010 issue of Modern Steel Construction and found this advertisement for the AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) conference:
Soooo I don’t think anyone really gets it, but I laughed out loud. Especially considering my Cornell project team has been discussing the P-Delta effect lately for our Masters project.
So there you have it–Lesson #8 Grad studies increase you’re knowledge of obscure topics that nobody understand except for people in your field