The Young Professional of the Year Award strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. The campaign is designed to enhance and improve the image of engineering by recognizing young, diverse and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone.
The 2022 award period is closed. Information for 2023 awards cycle will be made available in beginning of August.
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2022 Young Professional of the Year Winner: Stephanie Pluta
Stephanie Pluta, PE is the Project Manager and 1110 Southeast Operations Manager at Freese and Nichols, Inc. Ms. Pluta is a graduate of Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina and Georgia. Ms. Pluta has taken on several key roles that are integral to Freese and Nichol’s southeast US dams and levees team and is regularly selected to serve as the technical lead over site civil aspects of the dam design project.