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EA’s Luke Rief, P.E., Receives 2012 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers, Southeast Chapter
Hunt Valley, Maryland (23 April 2012)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that Lucas (Luke) Rief, P.E., an engineer in EA’s Lincoln, Nebraska office, has received the 2012 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Southeast Chapter of the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers (NeSPE), a state affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was presented with a commemorative plaque during the Chapter’s April meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Each calendar year, the NeSPE Southeast Chapter Awards Committee confers this award to recognize members age 35 years or younger for their outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, and their communities. Evaluation criteria include educational and professional achievements, involvement in professional and technical society activities, as well as civic and humanitarian accomplishments.
“I am honored to accept this award from our community of professional engineers,” Mr. Rief said. Michael Battle, EA’s Chief Operating Officer, added, “We appreciate NeSPE for taking the initiative to acknowledge the significant contributions being made by the talented young professionals in our industry.”
A graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Mr. Rief began his career at EA in 2005. Luke has worked on a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from the design of livestock waste control facilities and restoration of impaired wetlands and lakes, to supporting cleanup actions at environmentally distressed sites. Mr. Rief served as resident engineer for the construction of a groundwater treatment plant at an EPA Superfund site in Texas, and provided technical support for the first year of plant operation. He also served as design engineer for erosion mitigation projects at two other federal Superfund sites in Oklahoma and Texas. An active member of the NeSPE’s Southeast Chapter since 2011, Mr. Rief now serves as the Vice Chair of their Scholarship and Awards Committee.
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