"World-Class" Bridges and Engineering Achievements Earn Recognition for Young Engineer

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Amy Kohls Buehler, P.E., S.E., has been named the 2007 Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers at its 2007 Annual Conference in Denver.

As a young engineer, Amy Kohls Buehler, P.E., S.E., has not wasted any time getting into the thick of civil engineering work. Currently a vice president/director of FIGG in Dallas, she began her career with FIGG in 1995 at its Southeastern Regional Office in Tallahassee, Fla. Since then, her bridge design and project management experience includes major world-class bridges, with a construction value exceeding $1.1 billion. She has served in leading roles on prominent projects around the country, including the critically damaged 5.5-mile-long twin replacement bridges for I-10 over Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Kohls Buehler took the same fast track to getting involved in the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, currently serving as chapter director on the Dallas Chapter Board of Directors and being named the 2006 Young Engineer of the Year by TSPE. In addition, she also received the 2006 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Kohls Buehler holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a master's degree in civil engineering with emphasis on structures from Virginia Tech.

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 engineering professionals 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 44,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters.

EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photo of award winner available in digital format.