CET student, David Peters (2013 Engineering Technology Student of the Year) received his award at the Engineers Week Award Gala on Feb, 16th. Congratulations!!
Peters is a senior in civil engineering technology and a traffic engineer intern for Transcore, Inc. He is also a member of the SPSU chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the American Concrete Institute . During the 2011-12 academic year, Peters served as the president of ASCE and vice president of ITE, and he is currently president of ITE. He has also served as a mentor to the Technology Student Association, helping middle and high school students to design and build trebuchets and balsawood race cars.
Peters was among five outstanding SPSU students nominated for this year’s Engineering Technology Student of the Year. The other nominees were: Blake Bevins (civil engineering technology), Yasmine Jonaidi (industrial engineering technology), Brandi Reardon (electrical and computer engineering technology) and Jason Strom (mechanical engineering technology).
The Georgia Engineer of the Year competition, including the Engineering Technology Student of the Year Award, recognizes deserving and dedicated engineers who have made valuable contributions to their profession and who have impacted Georgia’s engineering community. The competition is open to all Georgia professional engineers and to students enrolled in a Georgia engineering or engineering-technology school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The GEA selects the Engineering Technology Student of the Year based on educational achievements, humanitarian and civic contributions, engineering organization participation and work, and recommendations from current professional engineers.