Celebrating Women’s History Month this March, Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is highlighting past, present and future women in engineering. Sadie Brockett is a senior in Construction Engineering and the President of the Associated General Contractors of America, Iowa State Chapter. Growing up around construction engineering influenced her initial interest, but her passion and skills have allowed her to flourish in the field and her education.
With a heavy highway emphasis, Brockett has served in many internship positions and received the Builder’s Association Scholarship in 2021. Being a woman in engineering has caused her to wonder about her qualifications, but spending more time in the field and growing throughout college helped her realize that she deserves the opportunities she has gotten.
“My successes and experiences in the classroom and my internships in the construction industry have helped me realize my abilities and know that I am qualified and capable,” said Brockett.
When asked about her significant supporters here at Iowa State, she cited her professors, classmates, advisors, and friends.
Brockett’s advice for current and future women in engineering:
“Be yourself; It sounds simple, but I think it’s important to know that you don’t have to change who you are in order to be successful in engineering. I think that all disciplines, and engineering especially, benefit and grow from a diverse group of people and perspectives.”