Local Engineer Named New Face of Civil Engineering
Water Resources Staff Engineer Receives Honor from National Civil Engineering Society
Reston, Va. – In a region with limited water resources, Carrie Buthe is a design engineer for a $500 million system that will provide safe, reliable drinking water to more than 300,000 people in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. The 26-year-old water resources staff engineer for Banner Associates, Inc. in Sioux Falls, S.D., was recently named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). An integral part of ASCE’s 2009 National Engineers’ Week (Feb. 15-21), the program promotes the achievements of young civil engineers by highlighting their contributions and impact on society.
Buthe’s work will have a positive impact on water quality, supply and infrastructure problems and will stimulate the regional economy for years to come. She also spearheads several endeavors to promote the engineering profession to youth – specifically young females – including conducting hands-on engineering workshops for teenage girls that reach hundreds of young women each year.
Buthe earned her bachelors degree in civil and environmental engineering from South Dakota State University. She resides in Sioux Falls, S.D. with her husband, son and daughter.
ASCE’s top five New Faces of Civil Engineering were also submitted to the national New Faces of Engineering program run by the Engineers Week Foundation. This program includes representatives from the civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing engineering professions. Selected New Faces profiles, including the top civil engineer chosen by the Engineers Week Foundation, will be featured in a USA Today ad during Engineers Week and will be profiled on the National Engineers Week Web site at www.eweek.org, as well as at www.discoverengineering.org.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 146,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.