Will’s dad is a civil engineer. He uses math and science to make the world a better place. Follow along as Will learns about how everything that is built has an engineer and how he can be one, too!
Civil engineers have been around for a loooong time. But what do they do? As Will learns, they do a LOT. They work in the community to find problems that need to be solved and then create solutions. Ever wonder where the water you drink comes from? Engineers designed the water system!
Part of a STEAM career-themed picture book series, Will the Civil Engineer introduces kids to all the amazing things engineers have created and shows them they can solve problems like an engineer, too. Perfect for encouraging critical and creative thinking! Spatial analysis and critical thinking skills in K-12 students better prepare them for success, especially in science, engineering, and mathematics.
For grades 1-5. Includes a glossary.
The STEAM at Work! series brings awareness to exciting, fun STEAM careers and opens children up to new ideas for channeling their passions. Each book demonstrates different environmental and social issues the characters use their skills to solve, encouraging critical and creative thinking about the world. Like its characters, readers will be inspired to make a positive difference in their community now and in their future careers.
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About the Author
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.