Engineers Week 2019 - Jason Petersburg

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Where are you from? Joice, Iowa

Where did you go to school? Iowa State University

What office are you based out of? Mason City, Iowa

Which area of engineering do you practice? Municipal/Civil Engineering

What does “engineering” mean to you? Making deliberate decisions using math and science skills to find efficient, cost effective solutions to problems or projects.

Why did you choose the engineering field? I’ve always enjoyed math and science. Engineering was a good match for me.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on? I don’t have one particular project that I would call a favorite. I enjoy utility work the most, including sewer, water and storm sewer. Anything buried!

A piece of advice you would have for those considering engineering as a profession? Particularly for municipal engineering, make yourself take government classes so you are familiar with the workings of municipal clients.

Fun fact: I have an identical twin brother (although were were never formally identified as being identical).