Six Georgia Tech Engineers Honored

Six Georgia Tech engineers from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering were honored at the 2012 Engineers Week Awards Gala on Feb. 25.

Hosted by the Georgia Engineering Alliance, the Georgia’s Engineer of the Year competition recognizes deserving and dedicated engineers who have made valuable contributions to their profession and who have impacted our engineering community.

The following Georgia Tech engineers were honored:

Thomas Gambino, Georgia Tech alumnus (CE 179) and president of Prime Engineering Inc., was named overall Engineer of the Year.

Thomas Furlow, Georgia Tech alumnus (CE 1969, MS sanitary engineering 1974) and former senior project manager at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Reginald DesRoches, professor and associate chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, was named Engineer of the Year for Education.

Jim Drinkard, Georgia Tech alumnus (CE 1975) and assistant general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was named the Engineer of the Year for Government.

Gregory Hebeler, Georgia Tech alumnus (MS CE  2001, PhD CE 2005) and geotechnical engineer at Golder Associates Inc., was named Young Engineer of the Year.

Charles “Chuck” Huling, executive in residence at Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute, was selected Engineer of the Year for Industry.

The competition is open to all professional engineers throughout Georgia and to students enrolled in a Georgia ABET credited engineering or engineering technology school.

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