Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer who builds BIG--bridges, sculptures, train stations, and skyscrapers, including western Europe’s tallest tower, the Shard. A tireless promoter of engineering, scientific, and technical careers to young people, particularly underrepresented groups such as women, she has advised policymakers and governments on science education and has given talks to thousands around the world at universities, schools, and organizations, including two for TEDx. She is a television presenter and writes articles about engineering, education, and leadership. Her awards for technical prowess and success in promoting the profession include the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Young Structural Engineer of the Year Award and the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Rooke Award. Built is her first book. She grew up in Ohio, New York, and Mumbai, and now lives in London.
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