Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Va. – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
today announced that 27-year-old Carlin Grundemann, P.E. of Grand Rapids, Mich.
has been named
a New Face of Civil Engineering. Carlin is a geotechnical engineer at
AECOM. 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 originally trained as a transportation engineer, but became fascinated with
the field of geotechnical engineering. One of the things she enjoys most about
her job is that no day is the same, but also that in engineering, the breadth
of what can be accomplished seems unlimited. Working with her colleagues,
Carlin has developed a process to assess the failure risk of earthen dikes
containing fly ash disposal facilities which are currently not regulated and
inspected as dams, yet pose similar risks to the environment and economy,
should they fail.
a student, Carlin led her peers in designing a storm water system in Bolivia as
a part of an international senior design program with her university. Since graduation, she has returned to Bolivia
to mentor seniors from her alma mater. In her spare time, Carlin is an avid
skier, and has coached children for several years. She also loves to cook.
has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University
and she is a registered professional engineer in the State of Michigan.
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.