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May 24, 2006

Richard Weingardt to Talk About Great Civil Engineers June 13

Richard C. Weingardt will talk about 32 great American civil engineers, from the 1700s to the present, at the Library of Congress at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The event, sponsored by the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division, is free and open to the public.

According to Weingardt, author of "Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers," civil engineers have had an enormous impact on the progress and development of the United States. While their engineering achievements are regularly recognized, the engineers themselves are rarely discussed.

In his book, published by American Society of Civil Engineers Press, Weingardt explores the personal lives and professional accomplishments of these outstanding engineers. He provides an in-depth look at their backgrounds, their motivations and the obstacles they faced.

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PR PR 06-120
05/24/06
ISSN 0731-3527

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