LSU Construction Management to Host Panel on Issues Women Face in Engineering

November 6, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – The LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management will host its first-ever Women in Engineering Panel on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Capstone Gallery of Patrick F. Taylor Hall.

The event begins with a brief reception from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a 90-minute panel discussion and audience Q&A session.

The panel consists of:

  • Theda Daniels-Race, professor in the LSU Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Stephanie Heumann, instructor in the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management
  • Jaelynn LeBlanc, project engineer at MAPP Construction
  • Carol Smith, co-owner of Harvey Smith Construction Inc.
  • Kimberly Williams, online programs manager and instructor in the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management
  • Karen Zito, president and chief executive officer of the Capital Region Builders Association

The panel will be moderated by Libby Haydel, communications specialist in the LSU College of Engineering.

Topics of discussion include:

  • What biases/obstacles have you faced as a woman in a male-dominated field?
  • What steps did you take to stand out as a female engineer/construction manager?
  • How did you get interested in engineering/construction management?

 

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