Brian Glynn Shares Civil Engineering Insights With KC Students

Brian Glynn, Tunnel & Trenchless Project Manager, helped inspire high school students to consider civil engineering and construction careers at a Civil Engineering & Design Careers Day sponsored by the KC STEM Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photo illustration by Seth Schrock

More than 200 students attended, connecting with professionals like Brian, who hosted a table and shared information about his work on trenchless water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation projects. Brian joined Freese and Nichols in 2021 and specializes in water and wastewater conveyance tunnels delivered by pipe jacking, microtunneling and tunnel boring machines. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where the event was held.

“I wanted to help the next generation of students understand the world of civil engineering,” Brian said. “One of the main objectives of the event was to help the students understand the differences between the major sub disciplines of civil engineering: construction, environmental, geotechnical, site civil, structural, transportation, and water resources.”

“Coming out of high school, I knew engineering was in my blood, but I had no idea what discipline to major in until I interned with a heavy civil construction contractor during my sophomore year in college. A few months working on a major redevelopment project in downtown Kansas City, and I was hooked for life on civil engineering!”

“I manned the construction engineering table because I wanted to help shed some light for high school students considering civil engineering on just how wide the field is and that your experience in college is just the next step in a lifelong career of learning.”