Civil engineering student awarded in national paper contest

Published: May 5, 2010 3:00:00 PM
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natalie mccormick

Natalie McCormick

Natalie McCormick, senior in Auburn University's Department of Civil Engineering, received second place in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) national Daniel W. Mead student paper contest. In her submission, "Embracing an Ever Changing World: Ethics and the Civil Engineer of 2025," McCormick discusses the appropriateness of the ASCE code of ethics and how it will help to achieve the goals of "The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025," a document developed at the Summit on the Future of Civil Engineering. She also proposes methods to encourage greater expectations for engineering ethics and explains the value of high ethical standards for engineers.

McCormick will graduate from Auburn in May and plans to begin her career as an earth sciences and environmental engineer at Southern Company. During her time at Auburn, she has served as president of the student chapter of ASCE, director of current students for the Cupola Engineering Ambassadors and a dance member of the Auburn Theater Department.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes