Sky’s the Limit

2015.07.15 Janna Mizan_skys the limit workMy name is Janna Mizan short for Jannatulmawa Mizan. I just graduated from Aviation High school in Long Island City and finished a fifth year program there too. My main goal at Aviation High School was to earn my Airframe and Powerplant Technician license. I spent a year after graduating senior year going to school at JFK Airport and interned at JetBlue Engineering. Aviation High school gave me an opportunity to work with my hands and which allowed me to learn in a different way. I had a chance to work with planes and learn a lot of interesting facts about them like learning how they fly. I realized that the little things happening around me caught my attention such as automatic doors opening and closing and stop signs changing after a certain amount of time. I learned how to think beyond just what was in front of me which I was taught at the mechanically and technically based Aviation High School.

I have been accepted at Syracuse University to study Engineering, which means I will be packing my bags to move there in the of Fall 2015. I chose Syracuse University since it’s a great college and going there will give me the chance to find myself. I haven’t figured out which Engineering field I want to pursue. That’s why I have been interning with the School of Construction.

Engineering has always interest me because it’s more than just sitting behind a desk. I see Engineering to be creative, fascinating and interesting. I love doing math, science and working on problem solving. Engineering deals with finding solutions to problems people don’t even know exist, even if it makes the smallest difference.

I have done three other internships for the School of Construction and worked in different engineering firms. After interning for those firms I realized that structural, civil and electrical engineering aren’t for me. It seemed like the engineers at those firms spent most of their time behind the desk. This isn’t for me. I like to move around and work on something or at least work with my hands to design or make something. I am still trying to figure out where I belong.

I am now interning at Dagher Engineering and was placed here by the School of Construction. When I found out I was being placed near Wall Street, I was really excited for this experience. Unlike the other internships I have done, I was given a schedule for work to do for the whole day.  This allows me to stay busy with something and manage my time wisely. I have been working on marketing, reading about the works of New York City’s anatomy, researching different articles and figuring out how Adobe InDesign works.

I hope to gain more knowledge about Engineering, sustainability and the design field. I have the opportunity to figure out if I want to work in one of these fields in the future. Hopefully, this internship will allow me to have an open mind about different kinds of careers.

Author, Jannatulmawa Mizan, is a Design Intern at Dagher Engineering, PLLC where she is developing Adobe Creative Suite Presentation skills, knowledge of The New York City Building Codes and contributing to our Sustainability Department. Dagher Engineering is dedicated to continued higher education for all, providing internship opportunities to students.


Dagher Engineering Puts Money Where Mouth Is: Awards $2500 Scholarship To Manhattan College Engineering Student

NEW YORK CITY, May 20, 2015 – Yesterday, at an annual event that brings New York’s elite Professional Engineers of present and future together, Dagher Engineering awarded a $2,500 scholarship to a Manhattan College engineering student, Nicholas Adamo.

The Metropolitan Region Membership Meeting, held annually since 2002 by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY), allows ACEC member firms to generously make scholarships available to engineering students attending New York State colleges and universities.

Dagher Engineering was one of nine ACEC member firms at yesterday’s luncheon presenting a scholarship to students working tenaciously toward a civil engineering degree. Mr. Adamo has shown nothing but dedication to his engineering pursuit through his active membership with organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Construction Management Association of America, and the New York Water Environment Association. He also received immense praise from Manhattan College’s Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Hossain Azam.

Elias Dagher, Founding Principal and CEO of Dagher Engineering, took a vested interest in Mr. Adamo’s plans to pursue his master’s degree while they spoke. “It’s important to teach young engineers that learning doesn’t stop once you finish school. It continues throughout your career,” said Dagher. “This is an important program because it promotes education and the field of engineering. The staff at Dagher Engineering is always working to learn new technology and stay ahead of trends. “

About Dagher Engineering

Dagher Engineering is an award-winning building systems engineering and sustainability consulting firm based in New York City. Our portfolio includes work in the commercial office + retail, cultural, educational, healthcare, hospitality, and residential market sectors for both U.S-based and international clients. Though our team members have the technical expertise to design systems for virtually any building type, we specialize in projects requiring a high degree of coordination due to their complexity, scope, or sustainability goals.