Why work on your communication (presenting and writing) skills? Employers expect excellent technical skills in engineering and urgently need engineers with exceptional communication abilities to promote their ideas and business. Acquiring the ability to write well and easily make clear presentations helps with leadership, teamwork, and building trust. Engineers must explain their work. If you master the art of excellent communication, people will notice, and you will benefit.
Does this make you nervous? Please tune into our webinar for some helpful tips to gain an edge.
Jennifer Cottingham PE, LJA Engineering & Southern Methodist University
Jennifer brings over 35 years of experience, earning a reputation for keen engineering insight, excellent collaboration, final resolution, practical problem-solving, and strong leadership, consistently performing at the executive level for over two decades. She delivered $2 Billion in infrastructure for drinking water, flood protection, storm drainage improvements, public-private partnerships, overseeing stormwater, flood plain management, recreational amenities, and capital bond programs for the City of Dallas. She made significant, constructive, and sound contributions that benefited the City of Dallas and beyond. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Business Administration from The University of Dallas, holds a Professional Engineering License in Texas, and currently works at LJA Engineering and teaches Engineering Communications at Southern Methodist University in the Lyle School of Engineering.
Mark Boyd PhD, PE with LCA Environmental & Southern Methodist University
Mark joined ASCE as a student member in 1982 at SMU where he was inducted into the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor society and ultimately stayed on to earn a BS, MS and PhD in Civil Engineering. Technical communication skills has always been something Mark continuously strives to teach and to improve for himself. Mark has 32 years of professional experience in civil/environmental engineering as an educator, consultant, project designer, and project manager. Alongside his regular private engineering practice as a managing partner and Principal Engineer at LCA Environmental, Inc., he’s brought real world experience in technical communication into the education of Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate and graduate students providing program design and curriculum development and instruction during his ongoing 21-year stint as an adjunct faculty member of the ABET accredited SMU Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. Other experience includes academic research in stormwater pollution modeling and assessment, ecosystem framework project analysis, identification of potential environmental concerns within project limits, remedial construction, patent design in sustainable pollution prevention technologies, groundwater and surface water contaminant hydrologic analysis and modeling, pollution mitigation design, eco-friendly fuel system design, voluntary cleanup, regulatory compliance affected property investigations and response planning.
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