Anchorage, Alaska | October 7, 2019
PDC Engineers is pleased to announce that Senior Structural Engineer Amy Mestas has been recognized as 2018 Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 8. This title is Mestas’ second Engineer of the Year award for 2018, the first being awarded by a panel of judges made up of representatives from the engineering society chapters of Alaska earlier in the year.
ASCE’s Region 8 is made up of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Yukon Territory. The region includes nearly 14,000 members.
Judging criteria for the title included:
- Contribution to civil engineering through leadership
- Contribution to civil engineering through research and/or career accomplishment
- Contribution to community, society, and humanity
- Contribution by promotion of the profession
- Contribution to the profession through mentoring
In addition to Mestas’ professional accomplishments, leadership abilities, and community involvement through coaching high school volleyball, she was also instrumental in Anchorage, Alaska’s recovery following the November 30th earthquake. She led structural assessments throughout the municipality for months following the event and has served as an advocate for future earthquake preparedness.
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