2015 Young Professional of the Year Award Winners

Jessica L. Garcia, Professional Engineering
Clanton & Associates, Inc., Boulder, CO

Jessica, 29, develops options for how to integrate large energy consuming systems into the intelligent, modern, and reliable electricity infrastructure that is the smart grid. She has managed the analysis of the street lighting demonstrations for a number of major urban areas and has an expertise in exterior lighting control systems. A strong advocate for women in engineering, Jessica, who now works for a women-owned engineering company in Colorado, says "I have as much right to sit at the table as anybody next to me."

 

 

 

Corin Marron, Water Resource Engineer
ARCADIS US, Inc., Tucson, AZ

Corin, 30, works to advance the field of potable water reuse to bring renewable, high-quality drinking water to two Southwest communities facing long-term drought. She makes critical contributions in the areas of master planning, water quality assessment, conceptual design of advanced water treatment facilities, and team coordination. Corin also volunteers with Water for People, a humanitarian organization dedicated to providing safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

 

 

 

Dennis M. Hymel, Jr., Project Manager
T. Baker Smith, LLC, Thibodaux, LA

Dennis, 29, is a civil engineer currently working on several new bridge initiatives in the preliminary project development stages, and supporting the design and field effort for the Tiger Bridge Replacement Project. He is also spearheading his firm’s effort to solve flooding problems in St. James Parish, after personally spending days filling and delivering sandbags, constructing ring levees, and assisting the Parish Emergency Operations Center following Hurricane Isaac.

 

 

 

Juan C. Osorio, Project Engineer
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Elmwood Park, NJ

Juan, 30, is a civil engineer involved in commercial, residential, and institutional projects in NY, NJ and NV. He was an integral part in developing the award-winning Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, where he was responsible for the site design as well as preparation of coastal storm and shoreline protection analyses. He is currently leading a team to develop a mobile application to streamline data collection and report preparation for evaluating American with Disability Act compliance.

 

 

 

William A. Billiet, Project Engineer
Schnabel Engineering, Baltimore, MD

Bill, 30, is a geotechnical/civil engineer responsible for designing foundations for buildings, bridges, and dams. One of his most recent projects was the Dulles Metrorail Project, an 18-mile long metrorail extension in Northern Virginia, where he served as the Project Geotechnical Engineer. In 2012, he traveled to Africa to lead a large subsurface exploration for a infrastructure facility in a remote jungle. Also active in his local community, Bill delivers STEM presentations to local high school students.

 

 

 

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