• Be Careers Sponsors the 2010 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition


    Autumn in North America evokes many images: scores of students head back to school, the changing foliage provides a spectacular backdrop, apples and pumpkins appear in roadside stands, and steel bridges take shape on campuses across the country.

    Okay, so only some people will follow me on that last image (and you know who you are!)--but Fall to those of us on the Academic team in North America means ramping up…

    • Tue, Oct 6 2009
  • 2009 National Student Steel Bridge Competition



    Bentley is proud to be a sponsor of the 2009 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). The competition, this year hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas on May 22nd-23rd, allows students to tackle a real-world challenge and then put their designs through stringent tests. As a national sponsor, Bentley offered not only financial support for the competition, but also distributed free…

    • Wed, May 27 2009
  • 2009 Academic Be Inspired Awards

    Early in April, independent jurors evaluated a record number of submissions to our 2009 Academic competition and selected the top projects from around the globe.

    Some of the student winners were from the United States, and I had the pleasure of traveling to their schools to present them with their awards and scholarships.

    On April 22nd, I visited Randolph High School, in New Jersey, to present an award to…

    • Fri, May 15 2009
  • GenerativeComponents Student Showcase at Yale

    On Wednesday evening, March 25th, an audience gathered in Rudolph Hall for a showcase of student projects from the Yale School of Architecture. Students from Professor John Eberhart's first year studio shared their designs, developed using Bentley's GenerativeComponents (GC), with an audience of local design professionals.

    Michael Hensley, a local professional, commented "The student presentations were…

    • Wed, Apr 1 2009
  • GenerativeComponents Showcase: Stevens Institute of Technology Student Projects @ Center for Architecture, NYC

    The evening of March 18th found me at the AIA New York Chapter's Center for Architecture, where the Be Careers Network was pleased to sponsor a GenerativeComponents Showcase event.

    Students from Stevens Institute of Technology's Product Architecture Lab shared their projects with an audience of over one hundred local design professionals, professors, and students.

    All of the projects leveraged the design…

    • Fri, Mar 20 2009
  • 2008: The Year in Review, Illustrated Academic Edition

    Like many others this month, I've succumbed to the temptation to reflect upon the past year. Maybe it's the influence of all those print articles and television retrospectives analyzing the year to which we only recently bid adieu? In any case, here are my nominations on behalf of the North American Be Careers Network team:

    The 2008 academic highlights, North American Edition:

    GenerativeComponents continues…

    • Tue, Jan 20 2009
  • 2008 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition


    It takes time, skill, innovation, and a dedicated team to design and build a concrete canoe--and then test it in a competition against peers. Every year, ASCE Student chapters at schools across North America tackle this unique challenge, applying their learning to a real-world project that is both educational and inspiring.

    The 21st  Annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe…

    • Mon, Jun 23 2008