The 2016 class of ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional is ripe with diversity and difference.
They hail from completely different regions of the Americas, different parts of the world. They speak different languages, practice different specialties. Some work in the field; some educate. Each path to engineering excellence is unique.
But the common thread running through each story is that of service. Each of ASCE’s 2016 professional New Faces is motivated to apply their career skills to helping communities in need.
Rajan Jha, one of the New Faces, put it succinctly: “It’s all about the people.”
Get to know each of the 10 New Faces in profiles with ASCE News:
• Ange Therese Akono, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Kyle Bareither, P.E., M.ASCE, environmental engineer, Natural Resource Technology Inc., Milwaukee
• Ariful Hasnat, Aff.M.ASCE, senior lecturer, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh
• Rajan Jha, EIT, A.M.ASCE, project engineer, ARCADIS, Richmond, VA
• Ece Fatima Koch, EIT, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE, civil engineer, AECOM, New York City
• Yung Koprowski, P.E., M.ASCE, project manager, Lee Engineering LLC, Phoenix
• Matthew McCarty, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, project structural engineer, Whitman, Requardt & Associates LLP, Baltimore
• Katrina Myers, P.E., M.ASCE, project engineer, Engineers Without Borders USA, Denver
• Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D., P.E., A.M.ASCE, geotechnical engineer, CH2M Hill, Seattle, WA
• Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE, design engineer, CNC Engineering Inc., City of Industry, CA
Several of the honorees supplied brief videos about themselves: