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SPSU student named state’s Engineering Technology Student of the Year

SPSU student named state’s Engineering Technology Student of the Year

David PetersFEB. 7, 2013 -- SPSU student David Peters has been selected as the 2013 Engineering Technology Student of the Year by the Georgia Engineering Alliance (GEA). Peters will be honored during the GEA’s Georgia Engineers Week Awards Gala on Feb. 16 in Atlanta.

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.

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.

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