National Engineers Week Recipients Recognized
- By Dawn Marie Densmore
Brad Aldrich, Elizabeth Ann Kirby, and Jessica Sands Clark Louisos received Engineer of the Year Awards, and Elizabeth Ann Kirby received the Student Engineer of the Year Award during a banquet held Friday, February 22, 2013 at the DoubleTree Hotel in So. Burlington, VT. Richard Dall, P.E. ’72 and ’73 Graduate College UVM alumni, and 2012 Vermont Engineer of the Year honored awardees during the ceremony where William J. Stenger, Chief Executive Officer of Jay Peak Ski and Summer Resort served as guest speaker. Recipients were also honored by Governor Shumlin during a special ceremony at the State House in Montpelier.
Brad Aldrich, P.E., UVM ’81 BS Civil Engineering, was named Vermont’s Engineer of the Year (EOY).
Jessica Sands Clark Louisos, P.E., ’04 UVM BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and ’06 MS in Environmental Engineering, was named Vermont Young Engineer of the Year (VYE).
Elizabeth Ann Kirby, a senior undergraduate student in electrical engineering, was named Student Engineer of the Year (SEOY) for outstanding academic achievements and for excellence in studies and research, as well as for significant service contributions to fellow students, UVM and the community (pictured with Professor Steve Titcomb (left) from the UVM CEMS School of Engineering).
The banquet is part of Engineers Week February 17-23, 2013, founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, which is among the oldest of America's professional outreach efforts. The goal of Engineers Week is to raise public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. More than 75 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies support Engineers Week and are dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in mathematics and science.