June 20, 2013
Variety of Projects and Dedication to the Profession Earn Recognition for Young Engineer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 28, 2008) James Schwarz, P.E., was named the 2008 Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the 2008 Annual Conference in Portland, Ore.
In 2004, James Schwarz started his own civil engineering firm, J. Schwarz & Associates, Inc., in Corpus Christi, Tex., specializing in water resources, land development and project management. His design and project management experience includes water treatment facilities, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment, water system modeling and land development. Schwarz is currently working on a water system model for San Patricio Municipal Water District that includes modeling eight municipal water systems for use in the Initial Distribution System Evaluation for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He also serves as district engineer for Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District #3 and has recently designed a number of commercial and residential land development projects throughout the coastal bend.
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 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.