May 2013 Engineers on the Move
Brigette Welton, Dewberry marketing manager in the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office, has been appointed to the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Striving for Excellence (SFE) committee. During her three-year term, she will be responsible for facilitating the SMPS national awards program, including developing standards criteria, as well as promoting the organization at the local and national levels. Ms. Welton has been a member of SMPS since 2001. She has been actively involved in her local chapter, serving on the board for the past three years and developing two successful membership programs. The Members Connect and the Member Milestone Awards are in their second year and offer networking tools and awards to outstanding members.
Kurt R. Fraese, L.G. is the new president of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association. An environmental-science specialist with expertise in brownfield redevelopment, Mr. Fraese is CEO of GeoEngineers, Inc., a 300-person earth-science and technology firm based in Seattle, Washington. A 1982 graduate of Humboldt State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology, Mr. Fraese has provided consulting services in the energy, development, transportation, federal-government, and water-and-natural-resources markets since beginning his career in 1983 with Woodward-Clyde Consultants. He joined GeoEngineers in 1988 and became CEO in March 2007.
Two Duke engineering faculty have been named as the inaugural recipients of the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professorships:
Guillermo Sapiro was named the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A new faculty member, Guillermo Sapiro, came to Duke in 2012 from the University of Minnesota. Sapiro holds secondary appointments in the departments of biomedical engineering and computer science. His research focuses on developing image-processing algorithms that interpret vast amounts of data from photos or video and translate the findings into practical solutions, from medical breakthroughs to new surveillance methods to improvements in consumer products.
Omar Knio was named the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering. A leader in the fields of uncertainty and optimization, Knio came to Duke from Johns Hopkins University, where he was professor of mechanical engineering. His research focuses on computational fluid mechanics, oceanic and atmospheric flows, turbulent flow, physical acoustics, chemically-reactive flow, energetic materials, microfluidic devices, dynamical systems, numerical methods, and asymptotic and stochastic techniques. He is now director of risk assessment and uncertainty and co-director of the Center for Materials Genomics at Duke.
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has recognized Joseph Tompkins, a double major in electrical engineering and physic at UNC Charlotte, with its Award of Merit as the outstanding ROTC cadet in the Southeast Region. A central military service board selects the outstanding students for the awards from nominations submitted by the Professors of Military Science and Technology, Professors of Naval Science, and Professors of Aerospace Studies.
North Carolina Engineers on the Move
Below are listed the 12 most recent months of North Carolina Engineers on the Move.
To see the entire list, see the North Carolina Engineers on the Move Archive.
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