Jasmine Austin
Jasmine Austin
Geotechnical Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

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Biography
Jasmine is a Geotechnical Professional Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Her special interests include: Soil Shear Strength, Rock Mechanics, Geology. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.C.E in Civil Engineering and a M.S in Geological Engineering. When she's not working, her favorite thing to do is rock climb. Climbing has been one of the most unique lenses for her to see our world (and it's incredible geology).
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Education
B.C.E Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota M.S Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
Latest Questions
  • Sara, Hamilton

    Added Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Hi, I'm a recent engineering graduate (civil technology) and would like to know what are three important things an engineer should be able to do when first entering the workforce (and if without ANY experience)? and what would you say are three important attributes an engineer should have?? Thanks!
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    Jasmine Austin, US Army Corps of Engineers
    Answered Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:40 PM
    Hi Sara!
    I'm so sorry for the late response. Congratulations on your recent graduation! Welcome to the field. As a new engineer, you have so many wonderful skills that us veterans may have forgotten. In my opinion, the three greatest attributes as a new ...
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  • Emma, Warren

    Added Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Does the salary for a civil engineer increase annually?
    Answers 1
    Jasmine Austin, US Army Corps of Engineers
    Answered Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:21 PM
    Hi Emma,
    That question is a tough one to answer. Here’s my spin: it depends. Salary is typically related to experience/education. I work for the federal government, so when my employer is looking to hire a brand new engineer, his or her salary depends ...
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  • Aniya, Memphis, TN

    Added Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    What classes would you recommend that I take in high school if I wish to pursue an engineering degree?
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    Jasmine Austin, US Army Corps of Engineers
    Answered Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM
    Hi Aniya,
    I'm glad you're interested in pursuing an engineering degree! There are many different types of engineering out there from Aerospace to Agricultural, but regardless of which specific field you choose, I think it’s important to have a diverse ...
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