Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Va. – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
announced today that 25-year-old Rumana Haque of New York City has been named a New Face of Civil Engineering. Rumana is
a traffic engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. An integral part of ASCE’s 2011 National
Engineers’ Week (Feb. 20-26) initiatives, the New Faces program promotes the
achievements of young civil engineers by highlighting their contributions to and
impact on society.
was inspired by her father to go into a scientific field, and was driven to
study transportation engineering during her undergraduate studies. In her
current position, she focuses on traffic safety for the Port Authority’s
bridges, tunnels, terminals, ports and airports. Rumana works on identifying,
mitigating and evaluating priority crash locations as well as designing and
implementing various safety measures.
received significant guidance from the engineering community as she entered the
field, Rumana is particularly interested in returning the favor by helping
prospective young engineers. She is active in the ACE mentoring program, through
which she supports high school students with their design projects. She also
works with the Salvadori Center’s Annual Charrette, coaching elementary school
students to build scaled models of their visions of improved urban
her spare time, Rumana enjoys experimenting with new recipes and reading
science fiction. She and her friends are trying to walk across every bridge in
New York City.
has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is currently working on a
master’s degree in civil engineering at the City University of New York-City
year, ASCE names ten New Faces of Civil Engineering, some of whom are also
submitted to the New Faces of Engineering program run by the Engineers Week
Foundation. This inclusive national program includes representatives from the
civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing
engineering professions. Selected New Faces profiles are featured in a USA
Today ad during Engineers Week and are profiled on the National Engineers
Week website at www.eweek.org, as well as at www.discoverengineering.org.
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.