Engineers Week 2019 - Michelle Melson


Where are you from? Hannibal, Missouri

Where did you go to school? University of Missouri - Rolla (Civil Engineering)

What office are you based out of? Liberty, Missouri

Which area of engineering do you practice? I prefer bridges but enjoy roadways for a change of pace.

What does “engineering” mean to you? Solving problems.

Why did you choose the engineering field? I’m logical and I like math and science. It didn’t hurt that the pay was good.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on? The steel bridge I’m collaborating on with the Springfield office.  It’s a multi-span bridge with 60-inch deep beams over a county road, 2 railroads, and a creek.      

A piece of advice you would have for those considering engineering as a profession? Get an internship before you commit to the program… make sure you like it.

Fun fact: I don’t like to ride motorcycles.  My brother made me ride a dirt bike when I was young and we crashed.