December 06, 2013
Federal Engineers Lauded for Engineering Excellence
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (January 15, 2009) Whether it's reducing an agency's environmental footprint; working on construction projects in Afghanistan; working on vital missile defense, infection control, and electron beams; or educating the next generation of engineers, these are just some of the responsibilities of the 10 high-caliber finalists for the Federal Engineer of the Year Award. Presented by the National Society of Professional Engineers and now in its 30th year, this award is the only one of its kind to solely recognize outstanding engineers employed in the federal government. The FEYA winner will be announced during a ceremony on February 19 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Apart from recognizing the nominees, FEYA highlights important workforce issues such as science, technology, engineering, and math education; workforce retirement concerns; and the need to fill the engineering "pipeline." The program also showcases the exciting and often cutting-edge federal jobs available to engineers.
This year's nominees continue to represent the high caliber of engineers employed in the public sector. Of the 91,000 federally employed engineers identified by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 23 were nominated and only one of the 10 finalists will be selected for the award. This year's candidates are
The 2009 award winner will be announced at a ceremony on February 19, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Invited guests include all nominees and their agency heads or commanders; leaders from engineering associations; members of Congress and their staff; members of the judging panel; and local media and journalists. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information about the FEYA program or to order tickets, contact Marcia Prichard at email@example.com or visit www.nspe.org/PEG/Resources/AwardsAndScholarships/feya.html.
The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 45,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.