WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AMY DZIUK, PE

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"I hope to see more female leadership, women engineers can bring a different perspective and a promising future for the field of engineering."

How or why did you choose engineering as a career path or area of study?

My dad is a mechanical engineer, he would take me to the power plants he worked at when I was growing up and he along with my mom would always show me how to build and fix things. When I went to college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but I knew I always enjoyed figuring out problems and how to put things together, so I decided on engineering.  

What inspires you about engineering?

The innovation and creative thinking, engineers can make something from nothing.  

What challenges do women face in the Engineering profession or academia?

Women in the engineering profession and academia face common challenges that many professional women do in other fields, the potential for inequality and double standards can always be present.  

What would you say to girls in school or college who may be considering Engineering as a career choice or study option?

Go for it! It is a great career path with endless opportunities. 

What are your hopes for the future of Engineering?

I hope that green infrastructure can be more willingly considered and implemented into projects. I also hope to see more female leadership, women engineers can bring a different perspective and a promising future for the field of engineering.