Welcome to the first segment of ASME TechCast, a new podcast brought to you by the editors of ASME.org and Mechanical Engineering magazine that brings you the innovators, innovations, and issues that push the envelope of engineering. In this episode we talk with Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer and the author of the new book Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures.
During her 10-year career, Agrawal has designed bridges, skyscrapers, and sculptures. When she’s not designing, she spends much of her time promoting engineering careers to young people, especially women. Agrawal recently spoke with Jeff O’Heir, ASME’s senior content manager, about her book and the need for a wide representation of cultures and views in engineering. Read a text version of the interview here.