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March 2013 Virginia Engineers On The Move

Draper Aden Associates is pleased to announce that Karen Weber, P.G., and Jessica Ewald, P.E., LEED® AP, have been named as the firm’s newest stockholders.
Ms. Weber is a Senior Project Geologist in the Environmental Division and has been with the firm for 10 years. She is certified in Vapor Encroachment Condition Screening and holds a B.S. degree in Geological Sciences from Virginia Tech.
Ms. Ewald is a Staff Engineer in the Geotechnical Engineering Division and has been with the firm for six years. She earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, as well as a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management from Clarkson University.
Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow, and Vice President at Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. (FEA) was confirmed as the newest member of the Board of Directors at the FEA Annual Shareholder’s meeting. Ms. Shouse’s confirmation to the board will support the FEA 2013 Strategic Plan.
Karen Weber Jessica Ewald Teena Shouse

Stroud, Pence & Associates, Ltd. (SP), with headquarters in Virginia Beach and branch offices in Glen Allen, Va., and Raleigh, N.C., is pleased to announce the following new management structure:
Roger G. Stroud, P.E., who founded the firm in 1974, has stepped away from day to day management responsibilities. Mr. Stroud will continue to be involved as an advisor to the CEO and President on management issues, and will consult on complex projects;
Edward W. Pence, Jr., P.E., S.E. has become the firm’s CEO. He joined SP in 1977 and has over 40 years of experience in managing and overseeing a broad range of projects, and has served as President for the last 5 years. As CEO, Mr. Pence will have overall responsibility for the management of the firm;
David W. Mykins, P.E. has been named President. He will hold primary responsibility for the day to day operations of the firm, and will continue to manage operations of the Virginia Beach headquarters office. Mr. Mykins has been with SP since 1986 and previously was Manager of the Raleigh, North Carolina branch office;
John H. Hancock, P.E. has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Mr. Hancock has been a Principal and longstanding Corporate Secretary, and will continue as Manager of the Glen Allen office. He has been with SP since 1986; and
Earl H. Inge, Jr. P.E. has been promoted to Vice President. Mr. Inge joined SP in 1995 and has served as a Principal since 2007. His responsibilities will include training of staff, prioritizing workflow to meet schedules, coordinating assignments with other Branch Managers for work sharing, and quality control of the work.
Roger G. Stroud Edward W. Pence, Jr. David W. Mykins John H. Hancock Earl H. Inge, Jr.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has chosen Anita Jones, University Professor Emerita of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, to receive its highest honor, the 2012 Philip Hauge Abelson Award. A specialist in computer security systems, Dr. Jones recently received the award at a ceremony and reception during the association’s 179th annual meeting in Boston. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1973.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), welcomes Paul Moyer, AICP, as Mid-Atlantic Director of Planning in its Tysons Corner office. Mr. Moyer’s planning background and knowledge of the national capital region will enable VHB to expand its planning practice throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and bolster the firm’s ability to offer more comprehensive services to its Federal, municipal, and private clients. His 25 year career includes master planning, environmental planning, and community planning, as well as extensive experience leading consensus building processes.
Paul Moyer

Leigh McCue-Weil, associate professor with the Virginia Tech Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, will receive the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). The award honors engineers younger than 35 who have demonstrated superior innovation and insight, as well as outstanding technical leadership and obvious potential for continued distinction in naval engineering.
McCue-Weil joined the Virginia Tech College of Engineering faculty in 2004. McCue-Weil’s research focuses on nonlinear and chaotic vessel dynamics including capsize, parametric rolling, and sea-based aviation operations largely involving analytical and numerical approaches including computational fluid dynamics.
Leigh McCue-Weil

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) recently held officer and council elections. Local members selected include Thomas Zinchiak of Woodbine, MD, elected vice president, and Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, NC, re-elected secretary/treasurer. In the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the ASCC, Stevie Ray Lloyd of Forest, VA was elected and Marshall Hoskins of Columbia, SC, and Gregory Hyde Hryniewicz of Annapolis, MD were re-elected as directors of the DCC Advisory Council.

Thomas Hou, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech, is the newly elected steering committee chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Conference on Computer Communications or INFOCOM conference. Hou will serve a three-year term from 2013 – 2015.
Hou received a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York in 1991, a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1993, and a Ph.D. from Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 1998, all in electrical engineering. From 1997 to 2002, he was a researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Thomas Hou


In Memoriam

James Miller Wiggert of Blacksburg, associate professor emeritus of civil engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, died on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery. He was 83 years old.
Jim Wiggert attended school in Cleveland, Ohio and Roseville, Mich. After graduating from Roseville High School, he attended Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, before transferring to the University of Michigan where he majored in civil engineering. He received his Master of Science degree from Michigan and taught at Michigan Tech in Houghton.
After he received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan, he and his family came to Blacksburg in 1962, where he taught hydrology and hydraulics at Virginia Tech until 1991.

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