NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 – Karen Law, a senior engineer at TIAX LLC, Cupertino, Calif., was selected by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) to be named among the New Faces of Engineering–Professional during Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, 2012.
Launched in 2003, New Faces of Engineering is an international recognition program aimed at promoting the accomplishments and contributions of young engineers, two to five years removed from college graduation, while creating awareness of the impact that engineers have on society and inspiring future generation to consider engineering as a career choice.
Law, 28, was chosen from a field of candidates considered by ASME to be named among the New Faces of Engineering–Professional selections for 2012. Each year, the National Engineers Week Foundation, a coalition of engineering societies, including ASME, and major corporations and government agencies, asks it members to nominate colleagues 30 years of age and younger for consideration as one of the New Faces of Engineering.
A senior engineer at TIAX LLC, Law focuses her work on applying rigorous engineering analysis to inform complex policy and market decisions in renewable and alternative energy that relate to increased efficiencies, decreased emissions, and reduced carbon intensities of energy systems. She has also worked on a number of key issues involving alternative transportation fuels, including sustainability, market barriers, greenhouse gas policies and U.S. petroleum dependency.
“We are proud to recognize the 2012 New Faces of Engineering as young professionals who are performing at the top of their game, aspiring to become tomorrow’s engineering leaders,” said Victoria A. Rockwell, president of ASME and co-chair of Engineers Week 2012. “Each new face shines a light on young engineers who are making an important difference in the world today and building our future,” added Rockwell.
Law is a graduate of Stanford University where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. An active member of ASME, she also volunteers with high school students, for which she received the Stanford School of Engineering Outreach and Community Development Award. Law is also the recipient of the Stanford School of Engineering Leadership Award for her work as vice president of the Stanford Society of Women Engineers.
Other ASME New Faces of Engineering finalists for 2012 include Kalen Guiley, 30, of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Wash.; Trevor Whitney, 27, of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, R.I.; Evan Yager, 28, of Consolidated Edison, N.Y., and Joseph Zambito, 27, of AECOM Energy, N.Y.
About National Engineers Week Foundation
National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety, and welfare. The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education, and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences, and making science and math relevant. The Foundation and coalition are actively putting the E in STEM. For more information about National Engineers Week Foundation, visit www.eweek.org.
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information visit www.asme.org.