Engr. Monique S. Sidaross, MSCE is the Director, General Educator and Engineer at Moni Sid & Associates, and the renowned author of “POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE?: Check this journey; How heritage, multi-cultures, doctoral-research influenced Civil Engineering Between Greece/Egypt/America,” a book that gives a revealing look into the conditions of the American infrastructure. Engr. Sidaross has conducted research on American culture, academic framework and system, which she feels is in dire need of reformation for the best interest of the American public. She has also concluded that these renovations would be prudent for the constructive development of nations, and the new generation. In her book, Engr. Sidaross points out that in her research, many Americans that have lived and worked overseas have expressed satisfaction over living in America.
Engr. Sidaross has faced and overcome a number of obstacles and personal hurdles, which she has also used as motivational forces to demonstrate as some of the many hindrances thrust forth upon Americans in this day and age in her book, as well. She tackles the topic of bribery, covering her own experience with The Department of Education, which, she says, attempted to coerce her to pay a kickback of $10,000, on top of an additional, fraudulent amount of $9,700 to deny the approval of her student loan. In her own experiences, she was able to secure the help of the ABI, IBC, and UCC, as well as the office of California governor Jerry Brown, however, she feels that others may not be so fortunate.
Engr. Sidaross has said: “I was lucky to obtain my five years of engineering education and license from Egypt, which along with Greece, possesses and encompasses the oldest history in engineering and mathematics.” Over the years, she has travelled throughout Europe and then to America, where she became a member of the ABI, IBC and UCC, and the international university Walden University, where programs also included international travels to explore cultures in relation to her doctoral research interest. Her doctoral study is in engineering management for “positive social change.” In conducting her research, she has deduced that improving engineering, construction, businesses, and women engineers’ status requires social change first in the legal system and laws.
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