The North Jersey Branch is presents Annual Awards each year in September. Read below to learn about the award categories and criteria.

The 2017 Awards were presented at the Annual Dinner on September 14, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Fairfield, NJ.


Civil Engineer of the Year

Presented to an individual who has contributed substantially to the advancement of the civil engineering profession. Must be a member in good standing with the NJ Section and North Jersey Branch (ASCE Membership grade of member, fellow, honorary or life).

2017 Winner: Dennis E. Conklin, PE - Louis Berger

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GovernmeNt Engineer of the Year

Presented to an individual who has contributed substantially to the advancement of the civil engineering profession in the government sector. Must be a member in good standing with the NJ Section and North Jersey Branch (ASCE Membership grade of member, fellow, honorary or life).

2017 Winner: Snehal Patel, PE - NJ Department of Transportation

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Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Presented to a young civil engineer who has significantly   contributed to the civil engineering profession. Must be 35 years of age or younger as of August 1. Must be a member in good standing with the NJ Section and North Jersey Branch (ASCE Membership grade must be at least associate member).

2017 Winner: Nadira Najib - Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

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Service to the People Award

Presented to an elected or appointed government official who has contributed substantially to the statutes of the civil engineering profession by meritorious public service. Must hold office in a jurisdiction that corresponds to an area within the boundaries of the North Jersey Branch.

2017 Winner: Steven H. Santoro - NJ Transit

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Educator of the Year

Presented to an outstanding educator who has contributed substantially to civil engineering through knowledge and guidance. Must be affiliated with an educational institution located in the State of New Jersey. Institution must support a civil engineering (or civil engineering technology) curriculum.

2017 Winner: Stephanie Santos, PE - NJIT

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Excellence in Journalism Award

2017 Winner: John Cichowski - The Record

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