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Celebrating National Engineers Week With Structural Engineer Andrew Muer


DiscoverE is the backbone organization behind National Engineers Week and several other engineering related programs. Its mission is to get students excited about careers in engineering. To celebrate Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2024, we decided to sit down with five Widseth engineers and ask them about their profession, the future of engineering, and what advice they have for students. This post features structural engineer Andrew Muer, PE, from our Wyoming office.

What’s the most unusual or interesting thing you’ve encountered during a project?

On a bridge replacement project, our geotechnical sub-consultant drilled into an artesian well near the ground surface when performing soil borings. The well continued to release water even after sealing. Once contained, we went back to the drawing board, used existing bridge foundations, and replaced the bridge superstructure.

If you could have a superpower that would help you be a better engineer what would it be?

Forecasting the future.

This year’s theme for Engineers Week is ‘Welcome to the Future!’ What advice do you have for students considering a career in engineering?

Work hard and stay consistent. Continue to learn, not only in areas of interest but other areas that relate to your focus area.

What are your predictions for the future of engineering?

There will be evolving engineering practices and material advancements. As infrastructure continues to grow, unique situations will present themselves.

How does your work as an engineer impact your community?

My work as an engineer provides a product that is safe, practical, and economical for the communities involved. The community can trust us to make the right decision and provide an excellent product.

If I were to have lunch with you what would you order?

It’s hard to argue with a good cheeseburger and french fries.


Andrew and his family celebrating Christmas.

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