In this episode, I talk with Mariah Schroeder, P.E., a senior process engineer at Burns & McDonnell, about her experiences in a predominantly male industry, communication dynamics in STEM, engaging with students, mentorship, and the importance of recognition for women in engineering communities.
***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.***
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Mariah:
- How has your family’s academic success impacted your choice to pursue education and a career in engineering?
- How have your family members’ educational successes, particularly as a fourth-generation female with a master’s degree, influenced your views on your career and education?
- How has mentorship influenced your career, and why do you consider it crucial for the engineering community?
- What inspired you about your achievements and recognitions, such as the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Region 7 Outstanding Young Member and the STEMI Award, and what message do you intend for these accomplishments to convey to the engineering community?
- What advice would you give to women who want to become engineers or pursue careers in STEM, particularly in effective communication and problem-solving skills?