Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Reston, Va.—Anitha Reddy, a civil engineering college student from Plainsboro, N.J., 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. Reddy 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 at The Cooper Union, Reddy is fascinated with civil and environmental engineering. She worked at a wastewater treatment plant, focusing on aeration tank operations. She also encourages inner city youth to pursue STEM-related fields and is always excited to share her passion with young students. In the future, Reddy plans to research, develop and implement large scale waterless sanitation systems.
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.