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February 20, 2013

PSEC honors six engineers




The Puget Sound Engineering Council recognized six local engineers at its 55th annual Engineering Awards Banquet on Saturday.

PSEC is a consortium of professional engineering societies in the Puget Sound region.

Here are the winners:

Academic Engineer of the Year

G. Scott Rutherford, a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Washington.

Rutherford was recognized for his work and research in transportation engineering. He is an international expert on travel demand management, travel forecasting, traffic impacts, ferry planning, transportation safety, bus transit and intelligent transportation systems.

Kenneth W. Porter Engineering Educator of the Year

Kalan Guiley, The Boeing Co.

Guiley mentors young people who are interested in engineering, including working with Evergreen Elementary School's mathematics and science program and organizing Boeing's Job Shadow Day.

Government Engineer of the Year

David L. Dye, HNTB Corp.

During his 32-year career with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Dye applied his project management expertise to the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement program and expansion of the SR-520 floating bridge. As deputy secretary, he managed WSDOT's operations and worked on transportation infrastructure improvements in Washington.




Industry Engineer of the Year

Shanying Zeng, The Boeing Co.

Zeng was recognized for her leadership in technology development and international collaboration in aerospace materials and processes. Zeng established Boeing's natural fiber composite research program to improve performance and reduce manufacturing costs.

2013 Young Engineer of the Year

Zohrah Saidy, HDR

Saidy, an engineer, is lead bridge designer for WSDOT's SR-520 bridge project and Sound Transit's Light Rail connection between Sea-Tac Airport and South 200th Street.

2013 Professional Engineer of the Year

Harvey W. Parker, Harvey Parker & Associates

Parker has shown leadership in tunnel and geotechnical engineering and in development of steel-reinforced shotcrete tunnel linings. His work includes the San Francisco BART subway, Mount Baker and Alaskan Way tunnels in Seattle, a water supply tunnel network for New York City, and transit systems in 12 cities.

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