June 19, 2013
Dedication to the Profession and Community Earn Recognition for Young Engineer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 21, 2011) Leslie Turner, P.E., BCEE, was recently named the 2011 Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the 2011 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Turner has also consistently received awards for her engineering accomplishments, including the 2010 FES Central Florida Chapter Young Engineer of the Year, the 2010 FES State of Florida Young Engineer of the Year, and the 2009 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Small Projects Grand Prize for Groundwater Remediation Using Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. While attending UCF, Turner was a member of Chi Epsilon (National Civil and Environmental Engineering Honor Society) and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She was also awarded several scholastic achievements, including a department of engineering scholarship.
Apart from her professional endeavors, Turner is active in her local community and participates in a variety of events to benefit scholarships, Boy Scouts, and other charitable causes. She lives in Apopka, Fla., with her husband and two boys and enjoys bike riding with her family, running with friends, and watching her oldest son, only four years old, play soccer.
The Young Engineer of the Year Award recognizes young NSPE members who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and their communities during the early years of their careers. Any licensed professional engineer or engineer intern who is an NSPE member in good standing and is 35 years of age or younger as of January 1 is eligible for nomination. The NSPE Honor Awards Committee selects the recipient on the basis of educational and collegiate achievements, professional and technical society activities, civic and humanitarian activities, continuing competence, and engineering achievements.
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 40,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and just over 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.