In episode 001 of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast, we introduce the show, host, and goals for making this podcast extremely useful to you, because we know your time is valuable and we want this show to be worth tuning in for you.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Your Host Jared Green in This Episode:
- What has been going through your mind as an engineer working through everything that is happening in the world today?
- When it comes to promoting equity and STEM, do you feel like you need to be leading the way on it?
- Can you talk about some of the most valuable experiences that you have had in your geotechnical engineering career and that have contributed to where you are today?
- Which project stands out for you that had an impact on you and your geotechnical engineering career?
- You are highly active on social media — why is that?
- Lots of people say you are an influencer in the geotechnical engineering industry. Would you agree with that?
- With adding the podcast to your platform, what are your thoughts on how it can be used in different ways?
- What excites you today about geotechnical engineering?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Geotechnical Engineering:
- As engineers who use math and science to solve problems, we realize that it’s important as leaders to have the soft skills to understand what is going on in the world today and what it means to our workforces.
- Regarding equity: When we talk to people who may not have grown up around engineers and we are sharing with them what an engineer does, it is a pretty attractive sale that you can use math and science to solve problems.
- Doing things the way that they were always done in geotechnical engineering might not be the best solution today.
- Asking for advice, jumping at opportunities, finding mentors, and then mentoring as soon as you can, can all be very helpful and important in one’s geotechnical engineering career.
- As a geotechnical engineer, depending on the firm you work for, you can end up working on a lot of projects in a small amount of time.
- The observational method involves increasing the amount of monitoring effort and slowly changing variables, and letting the ground tell you what it does and does not like.
- Social media is a great way to see what people are saying and what is important to them. It can help you to interact with other people you might not have been able to interact with otherwise, especially from a mentoring standpoint.
- This podcast should be used to continue to inspire people to do great things. I would like to continue to point people who are interested in STEM fields to engineering, or to stay in the STEM field.
- In geotechnical engineering, you never know what is coming. All the projects are different due to the varying conditions including the soil and the surroundings.
More Details in This Episode…
About Jared M. Green, PE, D.GE
Jared, originally from southwest Philadelphia, graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering in 2001 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He later went on to attain his M.S. in Civil Engineering (with a geotechnical focus) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2002. In 2003, he began working in the New York City office of Langan. He has since become a Senior Associate / Vice President and is one of the owners of this international land development engineering consulting firm. After 15 years at Langan, Jared moved to the Philadelphia office and is one of the geotechnical practice leaders in that office.
Jared is a consultant and team leader who also enjoys mentoring young engineers and first-generation college students. He has been instrumental in increasing the number of pre-college students who are interested in STEAM majors and fields. He strives to make complex engineering topics relatable and understandable to people new to the field and to people who are completely unfamiliar with engineering.
Jared and his family currently reside in Flemington, New Jersey. He and his wife have three energetic, inquisitive, and awesome children.
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