Engineers Week 2019 - Emily Linebaugh

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Where are you from? Ames, Iowa

Where did you go to school? Iowa State University (Bachelors) and University of Iowa (Masters)

What office are you based out of? Coralville, Iowa

Which area of engineering do you practice? Environmental/Water & Wastewater Treatment

What does “engineering” mean to you? Helping communities find solutions to problems.

Why did you choose the engineering field? I liked math and science growing up. My dad worked at the DOT, and I did a job shadow there in middle school. I liked the idea of building things and having a finished product that everyone could see. Engineering seemed like a good fit.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on? Marion Water Department’s Booster Station and Ground Storage Tank. 

A piece of advice you would have for those considering engineering as a profession? Engineering is not all math and science. There is much more writing and communication than most people anticipate. Work on your technical writing skills.

Fun fact: I enjoy traveling to warm weather destinations and love to fly.