Civil Engineer

Civil Engineers design, build, and help maintain public works (structures like bridges, dams, parks, and buildings provided by the government).  They create and improve systems to make sure modern societies have drinking water, reliable transportation, a clean environment, and energy.  Many highways, skateboard parks, and bike lanes and also bridges and other structures in New York City have been made safer for everyone using them, thanks to the work of Civil Engineer Tamara Skeeter. Civil and Water Resource Engineer Cynthia Clark helps design and maintain systems to distribute water among the people of Idaho. Civil Engineer Tysheina Washington is helping build Denver’s first commuter rail. When Ornithologist Laura Gooch worked as a Civil Engineer, she helped provide Texans with the water they needed and helped clean up toxic waste in Ohio. And Civil Engineer Rachel Davidson studies ways to improve systems that help protect people from natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes.