Avery Louise Bang joined Bridges to Prosperity after completing a graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her graduate research was conducted with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Founder Bernard Amadei, which considered appropriate geotechnical survey and design for rural low-tech applications.
Avery spoke at TEDx Boulder, was the keynote speaker at the ASBI Annual Convention, the SEAOI Midwest Bridge Conference and the D80 Conference at Michigan Technical University, and has spoke at many other conferences and events including International Bridge Conference, ASCE’s International Conference, Engineering for Change (E4C)’s Webinar, the Engineers Without Borders -USA (EWB) International Conference among others. She has written for Engineering News Record’s Future Tech Blog, and was an invited Guest Editorialist for ASCE’s Structure Magazine.
As one of ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2012, Avery was also honored on ENR Mountain Region’s Top 20 Under 40 list in 2013, and was selected as one of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fresh Faces in 2011, recognizing the top ten Civil Engineers under 30.
Avery currently teaches Cable Supported Pedestrian Bridge Design at the University of Colorado in the Mortenson Center for Engineering in Developing Communities (MC-EDC). She also serves on the University of Iowa College of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Advisory Board as well as the College of Liberal Arts Young Advisory Board.