Engineering Student Embraces Opportunities to Improve Lives Across Borders

Illinois Resident and West Point Cadet Honored

Adam LeemansNEW YORK, Apr. 10, 2013 – In 2011, Adam Leemans volunteered in Nicaragua as part of a group tasked to site a road in a remote rural village.

Leemans, now concluding his fourth year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has also managed renewable energy and other environmental programs for more than 4,600 members of the U.S. Corps of Cadets.

For these and other efforts, the dedicated engineering student has been singled out by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) as an individual positioned to make an impact in the profession and in the world. He has been selected in the 2013 New Faces of Engineering – College Edition recognition program.

Leemans, a resident of Port Byron, Illinois, serves as Brigade Energy and Environmental Officer at West Point.  Among other activities, he designs deployable barracks to improve energy efficiency.  He previously served as assistant to the Energy Manager at the Directorate of Public Works, Rock Island Arsenal, and as an intern to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, and Environment).

New Faces of Engineering – College Edition is a spinoff of New Faces of Engineering, sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation.

Engineers Week is a coalition of more than 75 engineering, professional, and technical societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies.  Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Week aims to raises public understanding and appreciation of the engineers' contributions to society. 


About ASME
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