What toys inspired your civil engineering career?

Today, Jan. 28, marks National LEGO Day in the United States, which makes it something very close to a national holiday among civil engineers.

“Although I did not connect it to civil engineering at the time, I loved playing with LEGOs as a little kid. I especially loved the Harry Potter sets since it connected to my love of reading while still letting me build random creations for my mini-figures,” said Danielle Schroeder, EIT, A.M.ASCE, associate bridge engineer, Pennoni, in a discussion about the toys that inspired civil engineering careers on ASCE Collaborate.

She was not alone.

Clearly, not

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