Reston, Va. –Gary Wallace, a third-year student at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., was recently named one of ten 2016 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This recognition program promotes the achievement of young civil engineers by highlighting their academic success, volunteerism and dedication to making a positive impact on society through their chosen profession. Wallace is eligible for selection as ASCE’s national representative in the New Faces of Engineeringprogram, sponsored by the DiscoverE. The person selected to be ASCE’s New Face will receive a $500 cash scholarship.
Wallace promotes civil engineering through his involvement with ASCE as the university’s chapter treasurer and vice chair of the Steel Bridge Team. He is a member of the Civil Engineering Honor Society and is leading a team to compete in the upcoming ASCE regional Geo-Wall competition.
Last summer, Wallace participated in a research project on analyzing and modeling polluted highway runoff that is part of the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Study University Transportation Center (MATS UTC) at Morgan State University. This experience helped him decide to concentrate on water resources.
“When I take a look at ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and see the average grade of a D, I know that my contributions in the field of civil engineering will improve this grade,” says Wallace on what motivates him about his future in civil engineering.
Wallace is also a student researcher in Lois Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (L-SAMP), and part of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, graded America’s cumulative GPA for infrastructure at a D+. The Report Card app for Apple andAndroid devices includes videos, interactive maps and info-graphics that tell the story behind the grades, as well as key facts for all 50 states. For more information, visit www.asce.org.