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Savannah Washlesky is one of the ten ASCE 2017 New Faces of Civil Engineering

Meenu Garg • DATE: January 17, 2017

For Savannah Washlesky, civil engineering isn’t just a career track, it’s a mission. “Studying civil engineering was an extension of my desire to use my career to serve others – something civil engineers do every day through the advancement of safe and efficient buildings, bridges, roads, and water resources,” said Washlesky, a student at the University of Notre Dame.

Washlesky was particularly inspired as a high school junior during a mission trip to Honduras. Since then, she has applied her civil engineering skills to service projects in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Appalachian region of the United States through participation in Students Empowering through Engineering Development, and Bridges to Prosperity. Washlesky interned with HNTB in Plano, Texas, where she worked in the bridge department designing prestressed concrete girders for a highway overpass bridge.

She also is a member of the Notre Dame ASCE Student Chapter, and her work on the steel bridge team helped inspire her interest in bridge work.

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