At the Virtual 172nd BSCES Annual Awards Celebration, which was held over Zoom on Thursday, June 17, the BSCES Board of Government honored the following 2021 award winners.
2020 BSCES Section and Employer Recognition Award Winners
Citizen Engineer Award – presented to a BSCES member or registered professional engineer for outstanding public involvement in local or national legislation, education at all levels, non-profit volunteer organizations, community activities and similar activities improving the image of ASCE, BSCES and civil engineering.
This award was presented to John P. Sullivan from Boston Water & Sewer for his outstanding commitment and generosity in service to organizations supporting delivery of clean water.
Clemens Herschel Award – recognizes an individual who has published a paper, not necessarily published in the BSCES Journal, that have been useful, commendable, and worthy of grateful acknowledgment.
This award was presented to Alyssa Ryan, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for her paper entitled “The Impact of Sex on Motor Vehicle Crash Injury Outcomes.”
College Educator Award – presented to a member of the academic community who inspires and encourages civil engineering students through exceptional teaching and mentorship. Educators empower students to realize full potential and exemplify the profession in their classroom.
This award was presented to James R. Lambrechts, PE, for exceptional teaching and mentorship of students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Engineer of the Year Award - presented to a BSCES member, with 15 years or more professional experience, who has exhibited extraordinary leadership in the form of managerial leadership, technical excellence, professional integrity, and mentorship of other engineers.
This award was presented to Peter A. Richardson, PE, from Green International Affiliates, Inc. (Retired) for his technical and managerial leadership, dedication to his profession, and impact as a personal and professional mentor.
Government Civil Engineer Award – presented to a BSCES member who is serving as a paid public sector engineer at a federal, state, or municipal agency, department, or Massachusetts authority.
This award was presented to Lisa DeMeo, PE, from the Town of Salisbury, for her service to the communities of Salisbury and Lowell and efforts to promote STEM education.
Journalism Award – presented to a journalist or other author who has published one or more articles, papers, books, social media blogs, or film for a non-technical audience that raises awareness of the contributions of the civil engineering profession.
This award was presented to Anthony Flint, from the Boston Globe, for his article entitled “Walk This Way – celebrating Boston’s pedestrian bridges”.
Large Employer Recognition Award – recognizes those employers with more than 50 employees who commit to providing exceptional opportunities to their engineers. Special recognition will go to those organizations who exhibit exemplary support as evidenced by: encouraging technical and professional growth through continuing education, training, mentoring, project experience, participation in development of technical papers or presentations, and other means; tackling staff quality-of-life issues in the modern workplace; contributing to the community to make a positive impact; encouraging active participation in professional societies such as ASCE/BSCES.
This award was presented to BETA Group for encouraging professional growth and participation in BSCES and ASCE, while making a positive impact in the community.
Pre-College Educator Award – presented to a member of the K-12 education community who integrates engineering topics, particularly civil engineering, in a manner that benefits the profession and may promote students to pursue an engineering career.
This award was presented to Laura Dwyer from Stearns Junior-Senior High School for her outstanding support of students in BSCES Model Bridge and Future City Competitions.
Project of the Year Award – presented to a BSCES member and her/his project team who has served in a major role on an innovative, challenging, unique, and/or complex project located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The majority of the work should have been completed by engineers located within Massachusetts.
This award was presented jointly to Massachusetts Department of Transportation and VHB for innovative methods used in construction of Route 44 over Route 24 bridge replacement.
Sustainability in Civil Engineering Award – intended to recognize a Massachusetts civil engineering infrastructure project constructed within the last three years that exemplifies the principles of sustainability espoused by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
The award was presented to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Kleinfelder for the Aquarium Blue Line Stop Floodproofing project.
Younger Member Award – intended to recognize a member, 35 years of age or less on February 1st in the year of the award, who has made an outstanding contribution to the society.
This award was presented to Wystan Carswell, PhD, PE, from Haley & Aldrich for commitment to advancing the field and educating the next generation of engineers.