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GRADUATES AND Students past chairman Alex Ritchie has struck again to publicise civil engineering.

After being interviewed in The Independent and making the final of Cosmopolitan's Women of Achievement award, she now appears in the K'NEX magazine for users of the construction toy. Ritchie tells children how an early interest in structures could lead to a career in civil engineering.

In an article explaining how suspension bridges are built, the land manager for the National House Building Council said: 'The drawings I did in art classes helped me to design structures using scientific principles to make sure they don't fall down. I also make sure that new structures like roads cause as little damage as possible to the environment.'

ICE careers' manager Lesley Snashfold said: 'The article is part of the ICE's ongoing commitment to raise awareness of civil engineering careers among children.'

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