January 28, 2010
CRW Engineering Group Engineer Receives Honor from American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, Va. – Erica Jensen’s career is all about improving communities. One of her first projects was to provide six Native Alaska villages with clean water, sanitation and power sources. In recognition of her efforts, the 29-year-old civil engineer with CRW Engineering Group in Anchorage, Alaska, was recently named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). An integral part of ASCE’s 2010 National Engineers Week (Feb. 14-20) initiatives, the program promotes the achievements of young civil engineers by highlighting their contributions and impact on society.
In her current position, Jensen is designing ways to improve pedestrian safety and usability in local neighborhoods as well as working to upgrade elements of local schools and designing structures for the airport and law enforcement training facilities. Her efforts in developing energy-efficient lighting standards for the city of Anchorage recently earned national recognition for green practices and environmental merit.
Jensen received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage and received her master’s degree in engineering management in December 2009. She also volunteers for Engineers Without Borders.
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 (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.
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