Awards

ASCE’s Honors and Awards program recognizes the commendable achievements and remarkable accomplishments of the civil engineering profession.  With more than 80 awards, the program distinguishes the unique contributions engineers make to both the industry and society.

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2018 Philadelphia Section Award Winners

William Thomsen, Urban Engineers - Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year

Jesse Gormley, Pennoni Associates - Philadelphia Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Katrina Lawrence, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – Young Government Engineer of the Year

Melissa Logan Gillespie, TRC Solutions – Geotechnical Engineer of the Year

Carmen Zappile, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation – Engineering Manager of the Year

Franco Montalto, Drexel University – Environmental/Water Resources Engineer of the Year

John Doyle, Traffic Planning & Design, and Timothy Abel, Pennoni Associates – Community Outreach and Service Award


2018 Wilbur S. Smith Award Winner - Dr. Geoffrey M. Rowe

In their continuing effort to enhance communications between ASCE Headquarters and the Regions, Sections, and Branches, Geographic Services is pleased to advise you that Dr. Geoffrey M. Rowe, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE from the Philadelphia Section has been selected by the Transportation and Development Institute to receive the 2018 Wilbur S. Smith Award for “His practical work in asphalt materials and associated dissemination of knowledge that has advanced the state of practice in highway engineering and construction both nationally and globally.”


Section Award Applications

It’s that time again. Our Section’s Awards Program for 2018 is now open for nominations. Our Awards recognize Section members and others for their contributions to the Civil Engineering profession. All awards will be presented at the Spring Social/Dinner Dance, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at SkyPhiladelphia.

We encourage you to submit nominations for those deserving individuals who should be recognized for their various contributions, achievements, and career milestones, appropriately.

Guidelines/Rules

Nominations must be received by Friday, January 26. Nominations should be submitted on forms which are available from the Committee Chair.

  • Individuals may be nominated for awards by a member in any grade of membership.
  • Individuals may receive only one award in a single year, but may be nominated for more than one award in a single year.
  • Award recipients are subject to the approval of the Section’s Board of Directors.
  • All awards are presented only during years in which, in the judgement of the Selection Committee or the Board, there is at least one suitable candidate.
  • The Selection Committee, at its discretion, may nominate an alternate for each award for Board consideration.
  • The Selection Committee will recommend to the Board whether the recipient should also be nominated for applicable National or Regional awards by the Section.
  • A nominee for an award MUST be a member in good standing of the Philadelphia Section in the year in which the nomination is made, with three exceptions. Nominees for Educator of the Year, Government Service Award, and Philadelphia History and Heritage Award need not be members of ASCE and/or the Philadelphia Section. (Please note, this is a change in the requirements for Educator of the Year this year.)

Awards

The Section has a total of 14 awards which cover various specialty areas. In addition, the Section President can nominate an individual for the Presidential Award at his/her discretion. The awards are as follows:

  • Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year
  • Philadelphia Young Civil Engineer of the Year
  • Philadelphia Government Engineer of the Year
  • Philadelphia Young Government Engineer of the Year
  • Government Service Award
  • Educator of the Year
  • Philadelphia History and Heritage Award
  • Community Outreach and Service Award

Individual Technical Awards:

  • Civil Engineering Manager of the Year
  • Construction Engineer of the Year
  • Geotechnical Engineer of the Year
  • Structural Engineer of the Year
  • Transportation Engineer of the Year
  • Water Resources Engineer of the Year

If you are interested in submitting a nomination for consideration, please contact Bob Wright, Committee Chair, at 215-433-1666, or via e-mail at newseditor@asce-philly.org, to obtain a nomination form. You may also call Bob, if you have any questions or need any additional information on the Section’s Awards Program.


Region 2 Award Applications

Region 2 is excited to launch a new series of awards that recognize and celebrate outstanding service of ASCE members within our Region! Nominations are due November 30th. Please consider honoring one of your deserving colleagues by sending in a nomination. Thank you so much! If you have questions, please contact Carol Martsolf, Region 2 Governor, at ccmartsolf@urbanengineers.com or 215-922-8081, ext 1218.

Please Click Here to visit the Region 2 Awards page and view the applications.


2017-2018 Student Scholarships

Our section is lucky enough to have numerous respected engineering universities within our boundaries, and these university branches are very active ASCE groups. Each of our partnering universities is involved in the concrete canoe competition and attends the Eastern Regional Younger Member Council (ERYMC) conference. These students are our next ASCE leaders and we're proud of the accomplishments that they bring to our organization.

Each year the Section awards scholarships to undergraduate civil engineering students. The number and amount of the actual awards is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors. Each year the following scholarships are awarded:

 

Student Scholarship:

The Section awards a scholarship to a matriculating student in a full-time Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering program at one of the Philadelphia Section's five Student Chapters: Drexel University, Swarthmore College, Temple University, Villanova University, or Widener University. Students must be active participants in their ASCE Student Chapter to be able to submit. See the Philadelphia Award Guide for more information.

The Scholarship application deadline is February 2, 2018

 

Section Member Scholarship:

The Section awards a scholarship to the child of an active Philadelphia Section member who is a matriculating student in a full-time Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering program at an accredited College or University. The requirements are the same as that of the Student Scholarship, except:

All children of active Philadelphia Section members matriculated in any full-time Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering pgrogram at an accredited college or university are eligible.

See the Philadelphia Award Guide for more information.

The Scholarship application requirements and submittal deadline are otherwise the same as for the Student Scholarship, February 2, 2018. The applicant's cover letter should include parent's name and ASCE ID number.

 

Engineers Week Scholarship:

As part of the Delaware Valley Engineers Week celebration, the Philadelphia Section offers an undergraduate scholarship. Check out the DVEW Scholarship Website and Scholarship Application and Guide for more information.

The Scholarship application deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2017


2017 Philadelphia Section Award Winners

John Nawn, Fleisher Forensics - Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year

Kevin Brown, Urban Engineers - Philadelphia Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Nha Truong, Philadelphia Water Department – Young Government Engineer of the Year

Robert Crawford, James J. Anderson Construction – Geotechnical Engineer of the Year

James Pezzotti, Pennoni Associates – Structural Engineer of the Year

Frank Falcone, Villanova University – Educator of the Year

Katrina Lawrence, DVRPC and Kevin Walsh, Pennoni Associates – Community Outreach and Service Award

Michael Carroll, Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office – Government Service Award

Centennial Book Committee (31 individuals) – History and Heritage Award

Photos of the 2017 award winners and ASCE Spring Social can be found here.


ASCE Philadelphia Receives National Awards

ASCE Philadelphia Younger Member Forum -, Eastern Regional Younger Member Council Peers Group Award

Charlie Mumford, Pennoni Associates - Outstanding Younger Member in Community Activities

Kevin Brown, Urban Engineers - Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award


ASCE Philadelphia Receives National Awards

 

Mr. Anthony S. Bartolomeo, P.E., F.ASCE, Elected by President-Emeriti Council presents the 2016 ASCE Presidents' Award at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, Oregon September 28 - October 1st 2016:

“For developing the ASCE Grand Challenge to reduce our nation’s infrastructure lifecycle costs by 50% by 2025, encouraging youth to attain 21st century skills and post-secondary education and his ongoing commitment and leadership to community and non-profit organizations.”


2016 Philadelphia Section Award Winners


David Fleisher, Fleisher Forensics - Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year

Drew Sirianni, Pennoni Associates - Philadelphia Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Gary Knappick, City of Philadelphia - Government Engineer of the Year

Amanda KEssler, Amtrak - Young Governement Engineer of the Year

Megan Syrnick, Hill International - Construction Engineer of the Year

Jeremy Colello, HNTB - Transportation Engineer of the Year


2016 Engineers Week Honorees


Kevin Johnson, P.E. - Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year

Daniel Sujo - Delaware Young Valley Engineer of the Year

Richard Prentice - Outstanding Service to Engineering


2016 Philadelphia Section Scholarship Winners


Ali Malick - Drexel University

Matthew Gehman - Temple University

Tom Saludutti - Villanova University


2015 Annual Spring Social Photos

ASCE Philadelphia Receives National Awards

Ehsan Minaie, Ph.D., P.E., Intelligent Infrastrucure Systems - 2015 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement

ASCE Philly YMF - 2015 Younger Member Group Award for Large Groups - The YMF will be honored at the ASCE Annual Convention in New York City, October 11-14, 2015

Congratulations to Ehsan and the YMF!


2015 Philadelphia Section Award Winners

 

Jeff Knueppel, SEPTA - Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year

Chris Gray, TimHaahs - Philadelphia Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Amanda KEssler, Amtrak - Young Governement Engineer of the Year

Angelo Waters, Urban Engineers - Environmental/Water Resources Engineer of the Year

Don Gusic, Pennoni Associates - Transportation Engineer of the Year

Les Toaso, PennDOT - Government Service Award

Kolleen Backlund, DiGioia Gray Associates - Community Outreach and Service Award

 


Past Award Winners

After reviewing the nominations from around the region, the Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year Awards committee has selected Brian Mark Crookston, PhD, PE, a Project Engineer / Hydraulics Specialist for Schnabel Engineering of West Chester, Pennsylvania to be the 2015 Young Engineer of the Year.

Kazi M. Hassan, P.E. won the 2015 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer of the Year in the Private Sector. He received the award at the ASCE Eastern Regional Younger Member Conference in Miami, FL.

Chris Renfro, EIT won the 2015 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer of the Year in the Public Sector. He received the award at the ASCE Eastern Regional Younger Member Conference in Miami, FL along with Mr. Hassan.