January 28, 2010
AECOM Engineer Receives Honor from American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, Va. – Todd Wilson is changing the world, one bridge at a time. Wilson exhibits his passion for engineering by teaching students and promoting historic bridges. In recognition of his accomplishments, the 25-year-old traffic engineer for AECOM in Pittsburgh 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 his current position, Wilson specializes in transportation systems managing major highways using technology to decrease congestion and emergency response time. In his spare time Wilson travels the country documenting thousands of bridges for his website, www.bridgemapper.com. As such, Wilson strives to promote historic bridges as attractions and to preserve historic bridges by incorporating them into trails and parks. He created the National Historic Bridge Weekend and Conference in 2009 uniting engineers, historians and community groups to discuss preservation ideas and solutions.
Wilson volunteers as a teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University and is the youngest member of the Carnegie Mellon Civil Engineering Advisory Council. He is a member of four professional societies including the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) which focuses on preserving, revitalizing and educating the public about historic properties and areas.
Wilson earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an additional major of engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa.
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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