Highway Safety and Professional Involvement Earn Recognition for Young Engineer

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Stacey A. Ober
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Monday, July 29, 2013
D. Scott Wolf, P.E., F.NSPE., was recently named the 2013 Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers at its annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Wolf has 15 years combined experience in both the private and government sectors. He currently serves as a safety & geometric design engineer for the Federal Highway Administration's Resource Center, which provides technology deployment, assistance, and training to both internal and external partners delivering the federal-aid highway program. Scott is based in the Baltimore office but serves as a national expert in the areas of geometric design, freeway and interchange design and evaluation, and highway intersection safety and design.

Prior to this position, he served as consultant services program manager in the FHWA Office of Infrastructure in Washington, D.C., providing technical guidance and direction on federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the procurement, management, and administration of consultant services. Wolf also served as a transportation engineer with the Kentucky Division Office of the FHWA, responsible for oversight of the design and construction of federal-aid highway projects throughout Kentucky. Prior to joining FHWA, Scott worked for consulting engineering firms as project manager and senior transportation engineer on multiple highway projects throughout Kentucky and Ohio.

Wolf is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is an NSPE Fellow, the incoming chair for the NSPE Professional Engineers in Government interest group, and the incoming Young Engineers Director on the NSPE Board of Directors.

He also serves on various national technical committees including the Transportation Research Board's Geometric Design Committee and Task Force on Context Sensitive Design/Solutions. Wolf holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed professional engineer and professional land surveyor in Kentucky.

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.

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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 35,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.

EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photos of Wolf and the award ceremony are available in digital format.