Resident honored by engineering council
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado honored Mary Andre, PE, a principal and project manager at Civil Design Consultants Inc. in Steamboat Springs, as the 2016 Outstanding Colorado Woman in Engineering, according to a news release from ACEC Colorado.
This award recognizes an exceptional woman in a leadership position for professional achievements in the engineering profession, leadership skills and community involvement.
Andre’s engineering experience and expertise in the area of water and wastewater treatment planning, design and construction have resulted in safe drinking water and water pollution controls that benefit many Coloradans, the news release stated. She has led or been significantly involved in the planning, design, and construction of projects to construct new facilities or major upgrades for more than 20 public water treatment facilities.
“The council is pleased to honor Mary for her exemplary professional accomplishments and for her commitment to educating and mentoring girls in the sciences,” said Marilen Reimer, executive director, ACEC Colorado, in the release. “She is a true inspiration.”
Andre is a 20-year member of the American Water Works Association and served on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment committee for the 2013 revision to State of Colorado Design Criteria for Potable Water Systems.
She is also active in the Steamboat and North Routt communities, serving as a volunteer coordinator for the Steamboat Marathon and on the memorial scholarship committee.
As a parent volunteer at North Routt Community Charter School, she donated professional expertise and personal time to help develop the school’s own public water system, which allowed the school’s drinking water to comply with all primary drinking water standards.
Andre earned both a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
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