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/News---Info/Blog/July-2015/Women-in-Engineering Craig Fields
Three female engineers in our firm were asked to reflect on an op-ed article from the New York Times that stated the goals of engineering research and curriculums need to be more relevant to societal needs. Our engineers overwhelmingly agreed this idea couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s what they had to say.

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/News---Info/Blog/July-2015/Girls-need-early-exposure-to-engineering-fields Nichole Sungren, PE
In this latest post in our series from female engineers at MSA, our featured engineer discusses how an early interest in math and science led to a career in civil engineering. Her ability to job shadow engineers prior to entering college attracted her to the profession. 

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/News---Info/Blog/July-2015/Stormwater-Innovations-Mean-Something Stephanie Brown, AICP
Large amounts of impervious area associated with modern cityscapes prevent water from soaking into the ground as easily as it does in natural environments. Therefore, extra measures need to be taken to restore a watersheds infiltration capacity. Some of these innovations include rooftop gardens, bioretention gardens and permeable pavements. 

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/News---Info/Blog/June-2015/Iowa-Projects-on-the-RISE Jim Holz, AICP
If you live in West Des Moines, you are well aware of the new Microsoft Data Center expansion occurring on the south Polk County corridor. According to the City of West Des Moines, the expansion will create an additional 80 plus full-time jobs at Microsoft and has the potential to attract other businesses for further economic development.

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/News---Info/Blog/June-2015/What-is-a-CNMP- Jessica Hying, PE
A CNMP, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, provides a complete overview of a farm operation from an agronomic and engineering perspective. The main goals of a CNMP are to identify resource concerns, to determine solutions to those concerns and to use as a tool to secure funding. 

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