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CEE student represents Cornell in ASCE's "New Faces of Civil Engineering"

Friday, December 16, 2011

University Students Recognized as New Faces of Civil Engineering, College Edition

Reston, Va.—Ten promising civil engineering college students have been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) through its first annual New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition. These students are being recognized for achieving the highest standards as college civil engineering students, whose academic success and extracurricular engagement point to a bright future as professionals in the field of civil engineering.

“These students are an inspiration to future generations of students seeking a career in which they can make a difference,” said ASCE President Andrew Herrmann, P.E.

Congratulations to ASCE’s first collegiate New Faces of Civil Engineering:

  • Danielle Antonellis – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.
  • Tyler Beduhn – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Gretchen Heberling – University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.
  • Hannah Kiem – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Andrew Odenthal – Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Miss.
  • Anitha Reddy – The Cooper Union, New York, NY
  • Marlie Ann Ventress – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Edgar Verdin – Portland State University, Portland, Ore.
  • Daniel Wanner – San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
  • Steven Wong – Columbia University, New York, NY

In addition to receiving this great honor, three of the New Faces were recognized by the National Engineers Week Foundation (NEWF). Danielle Antonellis was selected as the civil engineering representative among the 2012 NEWF New Faces of Engineering – College Edition. Among her achievements, Antonellis helped raise $11,000 to benefit the Katrina-stricken Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, while president of her university’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. As part of her recognition, Antonellis will receive a $500 ASCE scholarship.

Antonellis was joined by finalists Gretchen Heberling, an accomplished violinist who is interested in small business development, and green building design and sustainability, and Steven Wong, a structural engineer student, who has worked on a hotel development project in Bahrain and teaches introductory civil engineering courses.

See photos of and read more about all of ASCE’s 2012 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition, and see all of the winners from each of the 15 engineering societies for NEWF’s first annual honor.

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 

Article written and distributed by The American Society of Civil Engineers.

CONTACT: Tracy Withrow


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