PITTSBURGH (March 5, 2020) — The Pittsburgh Section of the
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded the American Bridge
Leadership Award to Kaitie DeOre, a senior civil engineering student at the
University of Pittsburgh. Michael Winiarczyk, senior civil engineering student
at Pitt, received an ASCE Accomplishment Award.
“Kaitie and Mike are great students, and I’m proud of their
accomplishments,” says Anthony Iannacchione, PhD, associate professor of civil
engineering and the Pitt ASCE student chapter’s faculty advisor. “I was honored
to recommend them for these awards and look forward to the amazing things they
will accomplish in their careers.”
The Bridge Award is a highly competitive award open to all
civil engineering students in the region covered by the ASCE Pittsburgh
Section, and included a $7,000 cash prize. The ASCE Accomplishment Award
included a $500 cash prize.
DeOre, whose concentration is geotechnical engineering, is
the president of Pitt ASCE. She organized the first annual Civil Engineering
Day at Pitt to introduce high school students to the field through professional
demonstrations, lab tours, panels and hands-on activities. She is captain for
the Geotechnical Team and is involved with the Society of Women Engineers.
DeOre has completed a co-op with Independence Excavating; after graduation in
December 2020, she plans to pursue a career in the industry here in Pittsburgh.
Winiarczyk, who will also graduate in December 2020, is the
treasurer for ASCE Pitt. He is the captain of the 2019-2020 OVSC Surveying team
and has been co-captain and member of the team for the past two years.
Throughout his undergraduate career, he has completed co-ops with PennDOT and
GAI Consultants, Inc., where he is planning to enter a full-time position in Transmission
Line Engineering upon graduation.
The awards were presented at the Engineers Week Awards
Banquet on Feb. 15, 2020.
Maggie Pavlick, 3/5/2020
Contact: Maggie Pavlick