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Michael Paddock grew up in northern Minnesota and attended Michigan Technological University, receiving bachelors degrees in civil engineering and surveying. He is a licensed professional engineer and surveyor whose professional career at CH2M Hill was spent managing teams of over 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects exceeding $1 billion, and he was the youngest-ever recipient of Wisconsin’s “Engineer of the Year” award.


After a near-death cancer experience, he was motivated to begin a pro bono engineering career that has delivered over 100 projects with Engineers Without Borders USA, Rotary International, and other nonprofits on five continents over the last 20 years. He currently lives in southeast Wisconsin with his wife Cathy.


"Global Inspirations" Stories of Faith from Around the World.  Paddock, M.W.  Ten16 Press 


“Engineering With Heart” Paddock, M.W.  ASCE News online column consisting of six published stories


 “A Pandemic Killed My Great-Grandfather.  Here’s What We Need to Avoid Another”.  M.W. Paddock; Global Citizen, Sept 2019


 “The World’s Lack of Clean Water Is An Epidemic In The Making”.  M.W. Paddock; Dailey Caller Feb 2019


 Learning and Impact Assessment of Waterand Access Projects on Community Health: La Garrucha Guatemala”.  Paddock, M.W.; International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering.  Nov. 2019


 A Beer With Bill Gates: Some Advice onHow to Succeed in a Critical Funding Niche Paddock, M.W. Inside Philanthropy.



Coronavirus a Wake-Up Call for Civil Engineers


TCEP 140: A Near Death Experience, the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and How Civil Engineers Can Help Reduce the Spread of Pandemics

Calculated Change - Taking the Pandemic Personally

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