DVIDS – News – Women’s History Month Spotlight: USACE Engineering Intern Megan Murphy


Women’s History Month is a reminder of the strength the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has and will gain through a high quality and diverse team. We spotlight one of the women in our workforce – Megan Murphy – who joined USACE’s Buffalo District as an engineering intern during her third year at Cleveland State University.

During her internship, Megan was involved in civil works projects including Cleveland Contained Disposal Facility (CDF) 10B, which is a storage location for dredged material removed from the Port of Cleveland Federal Shipping Channel. Cleveland.

Her internship provides her with the opportunity to work part-time for the Buffalo District’s Cleveland Field Office during the fall and spring academic semesters, and full-time during the summer, helping to balance the academic and on-the-job learning.

Internships like Megan’s provide hands-on experience and an inside look at the work performed by USACE engineers and other personnel. They also come with the possibility of a transition to full-time employment once the internship is completed.

Between class and work, Megan took the time to answer questions about herself and her experience as an engineering intern.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Parma, Ohio.

Q: What university program are you in?

A: I’m a third-year civil engineering student with a minor in math.

Q: What motivated you to accept the internship position at USACE?

A: I was interested in the position at USACE because I wanted to experience civil engineering in the real world, not just in the classroom. For example, I had never been on a construction site before and wanted this experience to broaden my understanding of civil engineering.

Q: What are your plans after your internship?

A: I will take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the first step to becoming a Professional Engineer (PE). I would also like to experience the design side of civil engineering in the future.

Q: Would you recommend an internship at USACE and why?

A: I would recommend an internship at USACE. My internship allowed me to better understand Civil Engineering.

Buffalo District is dedicated to building cohesive teams, in an inclusive environment, to providing world-class engineering solutions to the Great Lakes region, the military, and the nation to ensure national security, environmental sustainability, water resources management and emergency relief during peace and war.

Date taken: 22.03.2022
Date posted: 22.03.2022 10:58
Story ID: 416897
Hometown: PARMA, OH, USA

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