FEYA Interviews

FEYA Interviews

After the February 21 awards ceremony, NSPE had the opportunity to interview some of the top ten FEYA candidates for 2008.  Click on the questions below to see their responses.


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Question: Why do you think awards like FEYA are so important, and what does it mean to you to be selected as a Top 10 Finalist?
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Major Christopher T. Senseney, P.E.
Air Education and Training Command, USAF

James B. Rossman, P.E.
Senior Manager, Power Quality
Tennessee Valley Authority

Tom Choinski, P.E.
Emergent and Transformational Systems Division Head
Naval Underseas Warfare Center Division, Newport

Perry Oakes, P.E.
State Conservation Engineer
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Neil Schwanz, P.E.
Regional Technical Specialist for Geotechnical Engineering
Mississippi Valley Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Captain Anthony Zimmer, Ph.D., P.E., C.I.H.
U.S. Public Health Service, Senior Engineer
Environmental Protection Agency

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Question:  What is the best part about your job and/or about working for the federal government?
Watch a short video clip interview:

James B. Rossman, P.E.
Senior Manager, Power Quality
Tennessee Valley Authority

Tom Choinski, P.E.
Emergent and Transformational Systems Division Head
Naval Underseas Warfare Center Division, Newport

Florence M. Ching, P.E.
General Engineer
U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Command, Pacific

Neil Schwanz, P.E.
Regional Technical Specialist for Geotechnical Engineering
Mississippi Valley Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Question: What is the peak experience of your career so far?
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Major Christopher T. Senseney, P.E.
Air Education and Training Command, USAF

Tom Choinski, P.E.
Emergent and Transformational Systems Division Head
Naval Underseas Warfare Center Division, Newport

Florence M. Ching, P.E.
General Engineer
U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Command, Pacific

Captain Anthony Zimmer, Ph.D., P.E., C.I.H.
U.S. Public Health Service, Senior Engineer
Environmental Protection Agency

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Question: What unique challenges or opportunities do you have as a federal engineer?
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Perry Oakes, P.E.
State Conservation Engineer
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Captain Anthony Zimmer, Ph.D., P.E., C.I.H.
U.S. Public Health Service, Senior Engineer
Environmental Protection Agency

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Question: What do you see as potential challenges facing the government in hiring more engineers?
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Neil Schwanz, P.E.
Regional Technical Specialist for Geotechnical Engineering
Mississippi Valley Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Captain Anthony Zimmer, Ph.D., P.E., C.I.H.
U.S. Public Health Service, Senior Engineer
Environmental Protection Agency

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Question: What advice would you give a student or engineer interested in working for the government?
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James B. Rossman, P.E.
Senior Manager, Power Quality
Tennessee Valley Authority

Florence M. Ching, P.E.
General Engineer
U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Command, Pacific

Perry Oakes, P.E.
State Conservation Engineer
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Neil Schwanz, P.E.
Regional Technical Specialist for Geotechnical Engineering
Mississippi Valley Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Question: What do you see as the most important issues facing engineers in government?
Watch a short video clip interview:

Florence M. Ching, P.E.
General Engineer
U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Command, Pacific

Neil Schwanz, P.E.
Regional Technical Specialist for Geotechnical Engineering
Mississippi Valley Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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