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Gary Wallace, a third-year student at Morgan State University, was recently named one of ten 2016 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

This recognition program promotes the achievement of young civil engineers by highlighting their academic success, volunteerism and dedication to making a positive impact on society through their chosen profession.

By highlighting young, diverse, talented engineers, ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering program looks to demonstrate that engineering is an exciting and accessible profession, Morgan University said.

A total of 20 honorees were selected by ASCE: 10 in the collegiate division and 10 in the professional division.

The engineering collaborative DiscoverE will select one honoree per division as the overall “New Face of Civil Engineering.”

Wallace promotes civil engineering through his involvement with ASCE as the university’s chapter treasurer and vice chair of the Steel Bridge Team. He is a member of the Civil Engineering Honor Society and is leading a team to compete in the upcoming ASCE regional Geo-Wall competition.

Last summer, Wallace participated in a research project on analyzing and modeling polluted highway runoff that is part of the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Study University Transportation Center (MATS UTC) at Morgan State University. This experience helped him decide to concentrate on water resources.

“When I take a look at ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and see the average grade of a D, I know that my contributions in the field of civil engineering will improve this grade,” says Wallace on what motivates him about his future in civil engineering.

Wallace is also a student researcher in Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (L-SAMP), and part of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

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