Cheryl Cunningham, P.E.

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License: P.E. in Indiana, Kentucky, Arizona, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Tennessee, and Minnesota

Education: Purdue University, BSCE 1980

Other: Past ACEC Indiana President, 2009 Purdue University Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award Recipient, Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors, Chi Epsilon Chapter Honor Member(Purdue University, 2012) 

What is your favorite project that you have worked on in your career?
I started my career in the construction of Nuclear Power Plants. Being part of the construction of these massive power plants was an unforgettable experience.

I’m also very excited to announce that I’m now an author! More important than that, the books I have written, with the help of my sister and niece, introduces the concept of engineering to young children from their perspective. The protagonist of the stories are young girls, which I chose deliberately with the hope that more young women will become interested in the engineering field. You can learn more about my books at I hope you will share these books with the budding engineers in your life! 

Who has been most influential in your career?
My grandmother got a college degree in Math in the 1920’s, which was unusual for woman then. She encouraged me to expand my horizons and not allow social barriers to limit my success.

What character trait do you possess which makes you a great engineer?
Problem solving - there is always a solution to any engineering problem.

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