Young Engineers Quickly Make Their Mark

March 2012

NSPE TODAY
Young Engineers Quickly Make
Their Mark

Careers are born every day, and Engineers Week highlights those off to fast starts with its New Faces of Engineering program.

Brent White, E.I.NSPE's New Faces representative for 2012 is Brent White, E.I., who works as a project engineer for Reiss Engineering in Winter Springs, Florida. Practicing the design of water and wastewater treatment plants, White is currently working on major upgrades to a regional water treatment plant in Florida. Outside of the office, he chairs the Edgewood Children's Ranch outreach efforts, coordinating the annual barbecue and adding some engineering fun to the day.

NSPE Semifinalists
Brett Northenor, P.E.

Brett Northenor, P.E., of Macon, Georgia, focuses on water, wastewater, and stormwater in his project engineer position with Stantec Consulting. He promotes sustainable infrastructure design throughout rural communities, having influenced several projects to use energy- and material-saving design elements.

Christine Shreve, E.I.T.

Christine Shreve, E.I.T., has demonstrated a high level of skill for integrating complex lighting, power, and audio-visual technology together as an electrical engineer for SmithGroup. On a recent project, the Washington, D.C., resident's sustainable design knowledge helped reduce lighting energy by more than 15%.

Kristi Schnell, P.E.

Kristi Schnell, P.E., a civil engineer for Gresham, Smith and Partners in Nashville, Tennessee, has been involved in significant projects, including helping get a flooded water treatment plant back online and improving pumping stations in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She also works with EWeek and a local STEM program to educate students.

Stephanie Gardner, P.E.

Stephanie Gardner, P.E., helps on design teams for wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and pipelines as a project engineer for AECOM. She recently assisted on a modeling project for wastewater treatment of the River Thames in England. Gardner is also the Water For People advocate for AECOM's office in Atlanta.

Tina Myers, E.I.T.

Tina Myers, E.I.T., a fire protection engineer with SmithGroup, in Washington, D.C., is involved in the design of fire alarm systems, fire suppression, and life safety codes for a number of complex health care projects. She has also presented technical seminars to large audiences, including clients and senior staff.