Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Engineer named a 2011 “New Face” of Engineering
Reston, Va. – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today announced that 30-year-old
Jeremy Livermore, P.E., from Orange, Calif. has been named a New Face of Civil
Engineering. Jeremy is a structural engineer with 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 and impact on society. Jeremy was also recently named a New Face of Engineering by the National
Engineers Week Foundation.
Growing up in southern California, Jeremy loved playing
with Lego blocks and was fascinated by the buildings and bridges in the region.
He has always been inspired by the way engineering brings together art and
science to create structures that are not only beautiful but also functional. During
his career, Jeremy has worked on designing steel, concrete, timber and mid-rise
buildings including the NASA Sustainability Base, Carl’s Jr. Headquarters and
the Laurel County Courthouse.
Finding sustainable solutions for infrastructure in the
developing world is an area where Jeremy also has spent a lot of time studying
and working. He designed several college campus buildings in Ganta, Liberia. He
also worked on the design of a remodeled youth summer camp center in Latvia,
and helped construct an orphanage in Mexico. Following the massive 2010
earthquake in Chile, Jeremy performed emergency disaster assessments. He also worked with refugees in Uganda, helping
to feed, clothe and provide medicine to internally displaced people in long-term
internally displaced people (IDP) camps.
Jeremy believes that civil and structural engineering are
the most valuable and vital reasons for modern society’s advances, but “compassionate
engineering” is necessary for the growth of the developing world. In the future
he wants to continue to work to improve the quality of life in developing
nations by providing sustainable and innovative solutions to unrelenting
development and infrastructure challenges. Overall, he seeks to help people in need and
sees compassionate engineering as the key means to this end.
Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a master’s
degree in Christian philosophy from Biola University. He is currently pursuing
a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern
California. Jeremy is a resident of Orange, Calif.
Each 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.