RESTON, VA. —” The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced its 2011 New Faces of Civil Engineering. Each year, as an integral part of the society’s National Engineers Week initiatives, a diverse group of young engineers, age 30 and younger, are selected as the New Faces of Civil Engineering. The group represents not only those who have made an impact in their fields, but also in their own communities and in communities around the world through their volunteerism and community service.

ASCE’s 2011 New Faces of Civil Engineering are:

  • Jeremy Livermore, 30, a structural engineer for AECOM in Orange, Calif. Livermore also was named a New Face of Engineering by the National Engineers Week Foundation.
  • Avery Bang, 26, executive director for Bridges to Prosperity, an international non-profit organization that builds pedestrian bridges throughout developing nations, a resident of Broomfield, Colo.
  • Jamie Bjornstad, 25, materials engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in New York City.
  • Heidi Faison, 30, outreach director for the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center in Berkley, Calif.
  • David Gloss, 29, senior transportation planner for Parsons Brinkerhoff in Chicago.
  • Carlin Grundemann, 27, geotechnical engineer for AECOM in Chicago.
  • Lee von Gynz-Guethle, 28, water resources engineer for AECOM in Chicago.
  • Rumana Haque, 25, traffic engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in Newark, N.J.
  • Monica Louie, 23, track engineer at Parsons Brinkerhoff in Newark, N.J.
  • Felipe Pulido, 29, associate project manager for CH2M Hill in Fort Worth, Texas.

Each year, ASCE names 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering, some of whom also are submitted to the New Faces of Engineering program run by the Engineers Week Foundation. This inclusive national program includes representatives from the civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering professions. Selected New Faces profiles are featured in a USA Today ad during Engineers Week and are profiled on the National Engineers Week website at, as well as at