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Influential engineers don’t always create technologies for spacecrafts. Some, like Vanessa Galvez, have made an out-of-this-world impact in their own community. Galvez is a civil engineer who became interested in engineering when watching a documentary about levee failures after Hurricane Katrina. At age 26, she supervised the installation of 164 bioswales in Queens, NY. Bioswales help mitigate the toxins and pollutants in urban stormwater runoff, which will protect the borough from pollution and flooding. Galvez’s work can provide a blueprint for future city improvement projects, and it is hugely important to Queens, creating a safe and clean environment for generations to come.
Written by Annie Whitehouse a Communications Writer at EiE.
Whitehouse, A. (2019, September 17). 3 Engineering Role Models to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Retrieved from https://blog.eie.org/3-engineering-role-models-to-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month
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