In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, which is part of our Women in Civil Engineering series, I talk to Danielle Goudreau, a project manager at Collins Engineers, about how she found a cool niche to specialize in and what she is doing to build her expertise in the niche. She also talks about her experience as a woman in civil engineering.
Women in Civil Engineering
In this episode, I talk to Melissa J. Batula, P.E., the Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration at PennDOT, about her amazing career journey from starting in the private sector to now being responsible for overseeing all of the roadways in Pennsylvania as well as the 9,000 people who work for the DOT.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Melissa:
In episode 131 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, which is our sixth episode in our Women in Civil Engineering series, I talk with Philippa Jefferis, a senior consultant and engineer at IMC Worldwide. Philippa is the safeguard and compliance manager who focuses on the safety and constructability of elements. She talks about working in the international development field and, more specifically, about a world-changing civil engineering project she is working on in Nepal.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Philippa:
- Do you enjoy traveling and working internationally?
- Tell us about the project you are working on right now.
- Talk to us about the terrain and how that’s been challenging for the project in general.
- How do the weather conditions impact project scheduling?
- What is the reaction of the people of Nepal toward this project?
- What would you say to engineers who are considering doing work internationally?
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode about Working on a World-Changing Civil Engineering Project:
In episode 123 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk with Monica Morales, PE, ENV SP who is a water engineer for Jacobs in their Los Angeles office. This is the first episode in a special series we are publishing entitled Women in Civil Engineering. In this episode, we will focus on the importance of inclusion and diversity in engineering. Monica also discusses sustainability through STEM Outreach and the importance of women in engineering.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Monica:
- What does it mean to be a statistically improbable engineer, like yourself?
- Tell us more about the statistics for the United States in terms of diversity in engineering and civil engineering?
- Talk to us about the importance of inclusion and diversity?
- What can we do to help more under-served students to pursue STEM careers?
- Why do you think it is important for engineering employers to diversify their leadership?
- How do you make STEM activities fun for students?
- Tell us more about drawing girls into STEM specifically?