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Why New York City Works: A Lesson in Civil Engineering

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Carson Family Auditorium

The Rockefeller University

1230 York Ave.

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Why New York City Works: A Lesson in Civil Engineering

Have you ever wondered where your water comes from? Or how you can light a room with the flick of a switch? Or maybe how mass transit systems were set up and function to transport more than 8 million people in New York City every day? Civil Engineering links every part of our world and is one of the oldest branches of engineering, dating back to when people first merged into permanent settlements. It can give you a roadmap to understanding our built environment, consisting of buildings, bridges, roads, subway systems, sewer and water tunnels, among other things.

Madeline Skoblik joined the New York City Department of Design and Construction in early 2016 and studied Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 2015. In her talk she will share her experience working on infrastructure projects throughout all of the 5 Boroughs of New York.

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