The Cultivate imperative encourages USSD to nurture the growth of the community of practice through the following goals:

  1. Foster career paths in engineering to increase the talent pool for our industry.
  2. Attract young professionals into the industry and USSD activities.
  3. Secure the health and sustainability of USSD.

STEM Outreach

USSD supports STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – education as a means to encourage students to pursue careers in the dams and levees industry. Each year, USSD donates to a STEM organization located in the city where our Annual Conference is held.