Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Va. – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today
announced that 25-year-old Jami Bjornstad, EIT, LEED AP, of Edison, N.J. has
been named a
New Face of Civil Engineering. Jami is
a materials engineer with 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.
currently works at the World Trade Center site where she conducts inspections
and tests on building materials (such as concrete and steel) to ensure they
meet project requirements. She also reviews and develops drawings and
specifications for new site projects. In the future, Jami would like to become
more involved in sustainable projects.
active member of Engineers Without Borders, Jami worked in Kipingi village in
Kenya to help provide clean drinking water. She also helped design a pedestrian
bridge to increase accessibility in a small village in El Salvador. Jami is
inspired by the way small civil engineering projects can have a dramatic impact
on a community—particularly in the developing world.
has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University and is
working on her master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stevens
Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.
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.