Congratulations to the following section members:
- Young Engineer of the Year – Edward P. Larkin, P.E., M.ASCE
- Meritorious Service Award - Edwin K. Twiss, P.E., M.ASCE
- Student Chapter Award Winners:
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Douglas D. Das, S.M.ASCE
- Hudson Valley Community College – Phillip Sutter, S.M.ASCE
- United States Military Academy at West Point – CDT Brett A. Everett, S.M.ASCE
- Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Craig T. D'Allaird, P.E., M.ASCE (HVCC)
- Outstanding Practitioner Advisor - Christopher Carter, I.E., A.M.ASCE (RPI)
- Scholarship Award Winner - Sarah Miele, Queensbury High School
- Section Members Achieving Life Member Status:
- James A. Besha, P.E., M.ASCE
- Gregory W. Druback, P.E., M.ASCE
- Daniel V. Fritzsche, P.E., M.ASCE
- Kenneth G. Fusci, P.E., M.ASCE
- Joseph J. Lee-Civalier, P.E., M.ASCE
- Allan R. Page, P.E., M.ASCE
Edward Patrick Larkin, P.E., M.ASCE has been named as this year’s Young Engineer of the Year.
Ed attended Union College and received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2005. While at Union, he was President of the ASCE Student Chapter during his senior year. He has been a civil engineer at The Chazen Companies since 2005.
Ed became a registered Professional Engineer in 2010. His areas of technical expertise include potable water, storm water, sanitary sewer, roads, geotechnical design, structural design, construction inspection, construction estimating, and code reviews. Notable projects include building code review and compliance monitoring for Global Foundries in Malta, NY, and capital design and construction phase services for municipal and state clients including Wards Lane sanitary sewer rehabilitation, South Lyons Avenue road and utility replacement, Vermont Avenue sanitary sewer improvements, Town of Stillwater multi-use trail, Otisville Correctional Facility drainage improvements, Chateaugay Correctional Facility temporary water system, and Kingston Armory pump replacement project. Ed is also actively involved in his firm's college recruitment initiatives.
Ed has developed into a sound, driven engineer who is engaged in promoting the profession, both internally and externally. He has continued to serve ASCE as the Section's Younger Member Committee Chair. In this role he organizes the annual Toys-for-Tots drive, which he expanded to two locations in 2011, nearly doubling the toys collected from the previous year. Ed has brought new ideas to the Board and successfully led events such as career mixers, EIT and PE exam "Thank God It's Over" social events, and most recently Rebuilding Together where he brought students and younger members together to build a handicap ramp for a local disabled individual's home. He has assisted with the Section's annual Scholarship Award Benefit Golf Outing and he has served as a mentor to RPI seniors for their capstone project. Ed is energetic and a true inspiration for the Section's younger (and not so younger) members!
The Meritorious Service Award is an honor presented to ASCE members who have made a long-standing contribution to the society and its initiatives.
Meritorious Service Award
The Mohawk-Hudson Section is pleased to present the 2012 Meritorious Service Award to Edwin K. Twiss, P.E., M.ASCE.
Ed is a Project Manager and Engineer with AECOM located in Latham, New York. Over the past eight years, Ed has served in various positions on the Mohawk-Hudson Section board. He began his service on the board in 2004 as the Secretary, and progressed as the President-Elect in 2008, President in 2009, First Past President in 2010, and he is currently the outgoing Second Past President.
Ed has been a tremendous asset on the Mohawk-Hudson Section board. He has served as a mentor to younger members on the board and committee chairpersons over the years. He also rewrote the Section's By-Laws (currently submitted to ASCE for approval). His extensive knowledge of how the section has historically operated has been invaluable.
Throughout his years of service, Ed has participated in various events and conferences at the Section and Regional Level. He has frequently represented the Mohawk-Hudson Section at New York State Council Meetings and Region 1 Assemblies. He has assisted with the planning of the Section's annual golf outing. As a 1995 graduate of RPI, Ed also tries to remain active with the ASCE Student Chapter at RPI by attending meetings with the RPI officers and attending ASCE events at RPI. Ed has also attended several Upstate New York Student Competitions and been a judge for the Mead Papers, student essays on ethics in engineering. Beyond ASCE, Ed has been a judge for the Capital District Math Counts Competition for middle school students.