Yanling Leng, MIDAS Expert Influencer, interviewed for International Women in Engineering Day
Engineering software company Midas recently interviewed Yanling Leng, PhD, PE, in honor of International Women in Engineering Day 2020. Yangling is a Midas Expert Influencer and a Lead Bridge Engineer in Clark Engineering now IMEG’s Sioux Falls office.
Yanling shared her experience as a woman in the civil engineering field and her journey to becoming a bridge expert:
“Civil Engineering as a career has been traditionally viewed as a male-oriented field, maybe because of all the dirty fieldwork involved. The closer you get to the construction world, the more offensive joking and the like there will be. Fortunately, being an engineer is not just about being in the field or doing dirty work; it also has designing, analysis, modeling, presentations, client interactions, etc. The field needs motivated engineers regardless of gender, and most engineers I know seem rational and tend to judge folks on their ability and attitude, rather than their gender.”
Yanling, a Lead Bridge Engineer in the Sioux Falls office of Clark Engineering now IMEG, specializes in bridge design, load rating, strengthening, and forensic analysis.
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