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US Army Corps of Engineers
Southwestern Division Website

Archive: August, 2013
  • What inspired me to become an engineer

    DALLAS—Growing up, I didn't really have a family member or role model that influenced me to pursue an engineering degree. I was blessed with wonderful parents that stressed education and I inherited their math genes. I was most inspired by my 8th grade math teacher, Ms. JoAnne Perpich who saw I had a talent and encouraged me to make the most of it. It was the power of the positive feedback I received at a young age that led me to pursue not only solving math problems, but later engineering problems and organization effectiveness challenges. One of the greatest things we can do as parents, teachers, mentors, and adults is, if we see children with a talent for STEM, then praise them and encourage them!
  • SWD property book manager retires after more than 49 years of service

    Romano Caturegli, property book officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division, recently retired after more than 49 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Kula talks SWD mission, veterans to North Texas Commission

    SWD Commander, Brig. Gen. Tom Kula addressed members of the North Texas Commission at a luncheon Aug. 15, to discuss the Corps mission and emphasized the importance of supporting veterans and wounded warriors. Kula provided the crowd of business owners, community members, entrepreneurs, veterans and military members with a short briefing about SWD, its mission and priorities followed by a sit down Q&A session hosted by former Dallas County Commissioner, Maurine Dickey. Dickey asked Kula questions about the Corps role in the drought, the importance of hiring veterans and the significance in promoting science, technology, engineering and math skills in middle school through college age students. The North Texas Commission is a not-for-profit organization that brings together businesses, government entities and higher education institutions to enhance the economic vitality of North Texas