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Chadd Kahlsdorf
Spring 2021

Charles “Chadd” Kahlsdorf

The idea was simple: show kids how the work of a civil engineer impacts their daily lives and, just maybe, spark their interest enough to get them excited about their own future careers.

Charles “Chadd” Kahlsdorf (’14 MS Eng. Tech. Mgmt.) recently penned a children’s book about his chosen profession. He’s a principal engineer for a regional infrastructure engineering firm in Des Moines, Iowa, with experience in street and pavement design, grading and erosion control, water distribution systems, and more.

“There are a lot of picture books of structures and buildings, but I had never seen a book explain civil engineering at a kid’s level,” … » More …