Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Reston, Va.—Marlie Ann Ventress, a civil engineering college student at Louisiana State University, was recently named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) through its first annual New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition program. Ventress is one of only 10 students nationwide who are being recognized for achieving the highest standards as college civil engineering students, whose academic success and extracurricular engagement point to a bright future as professionals in the field of civil engineering.
“These students are an inspiration to future generations of students seeking a career in which they can make a difference,” said ASCE President Andrew Herrmann, P.E.
A fourth year civil engineering student from Baton Rouge, La., Ventress realized after three years of studying nursing, it was not her passion. With the support of family and friend engineers, Marlie turned her focus to civil engineering. As a diversity ambassador, she visits local middle and high schools to talk about engineering and motivates students to consider it as their profession.
ASCE’s top three New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition were also submitted to the New Faces of Engineering – College Edition program run by the National Engineers Week Foundation (NEWF). This program includes representatives from the civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing engineering professions. The top civil engineer, chosen by NEWF, is featured on its Facebook page and will also receive a $500 ASCE scholarship.
See photos of and read more about all of ASCE’s 2012 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition, and see all of the winners from each of the 15 engineering societies for NEWF’s first annual honor.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.