H/Distinguished Female STEM Leadership Award Winner: Susan Schierwagen

Distinguished Female STEM Leadership Award Winner: Susan Schierwagen

Susan Schierwagen has been a member of the Da Vinci Science Center Board and Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Council since 2017. As an engineer at Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, Susan is helping to forge a path to greater construction productivity through the development of new Victaulic systems. She designs solutions that increase overall system durability in the most demanding construction projects and operating conditions.

By listening, engaging, and understanding customer challenges, Susan has worked collaboratively to develop solutions that are being used in the largest real-estate development project since Rockefeller Center in New York City. Under her leadership, Victaulic engineered a Cerakote-coated mechanical pipe joint to withstand the uniquely high temperatures generated from the rail systems at Hudson Yards.

When she’s not on a jobsite solving customers’ toughest construction challenges, she’s hard at work mentoring young women within the field of engineering. Susan’s applied engineering approach goes beyond problem-solving; she’s altering the landscape of the world we live in, one construction project at a time – helping to engineer confidence into every building.

Acceptance Speech


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