Follow Will as he learns that everything that is built has an engineer and how you can be one, too!
Click on an activity or resource below to have fun with Will as he shows you how civil engineers use math, science, geography, and technology (like GIS) to make the world a better place.
Help Will make some maps! In this interactive activity, Will shows how to use GIS and spatial thinking to solve real world problems in a fun, easy to understand way. You’ll help make a plan for a safer walk to school, change basemaps, inspect bridges using data, and compare how railroad lines were designed in different cities. Once you finish, Will even has a special prize for you.Help Will make some maps!
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Chadd Kahlsdorf is a principal engineer for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. He began his engineering career in 2002 and has experience in a variety of civil and structural engineering design projects, including site development, street and pavement design, grading and erosion control, storm and sanitary sewer design, and water distribution systems. Chadd authored Will the Civil Engineer as part of Bolton & Menk’s children’s book series. As a family man and father of six, his goal with Will was to teach future engineers the different ways they can make their communities better for their future families.