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Each year, the Los Angeles Section presents Project and Individual Awards at the Section Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Ceremony.  These Awards are selected from nominations made by the Branches, Younger Member Forum, Life Member Forum, Technical Groups, Committees, and individual members.  All nominations should be coordinated with and processed through the local Branch in which the person is a member or where the project is located. All Award recipients, both Projects and Individuals, will be the official nominees for a Region 9 Award, and will be automatically forwarded to the Region 9 Awards Committee for consideration of a Region 9 Award to be presented in the following calendar year.


The Section will be recognizing the individual and project winners at our Annual Awards Event and Officer Installation on Thursday, October 14th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, held virtually. Please join us to celebrate the great and wonderful achievements of the winners. Registration is free for everyone.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship collected helps the Section support the activities within our branches, younger member forum, life member forum, technical institutes and student chapters.

For more information or to register and/or sponsor our event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asce-los-angeles-section-2021-awards-event-and-officer-installation-tickets-170056669075

Harley Rouda, US Representative

Harley Rouda, US Representative

Legislator of the Year

Chirath “Chuck” Karunathilake, EIT

Chirath “Chuck” Karunathilake, EIT

Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer

Matthew Jacobson, EIT, ENV SP

Matthew Jacobson, EIT, ENV SP

Outstanding Civil Engineering Student

Michael A. Kraman, PE

Michael A. Kraman, PE

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private or Public Sector

Kathereen M. Shinkai, PE

Kathereen M. Shinkai, PE

Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private or Public Sector

Luis David Molina, EIT

Luis David Molina, EIT

Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities

Meghrie Demirdjian, PE

Meghrie Demirdjian, PE

Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service

Melissa T. Barbosa, P.E.

Melissa T. Barbosa, P.E.

Outstanding Civil Engineer in service to ASCE Region, Section, Branch, YMF and/or LMF

Douglas J. Sereno, PE, F.ASCE, D.PE

Douglas J. Sereno, PE, F.ASCE, D.PE

Outstanding Civil Engineer in service to ASCE Region, Section, Branch, YMF and/or LMF

Claris Rivera

Claris Rivera

Outstanding Practitioner Advisor for Student Groups

Chloe Gharios, EIT

Chloe Gharios, EIT

Outstanding Civil Engineer in service to ASCE Region, Section, Branch, YMF and/or LMF

Lisa Star, PhD, P.E.

Lisa Star, PhD, P.E.

Outstanding Faculty Advisor for Student Groups

Jeffery Meiter, P.E., P.L.S.

Jeffery Meiter, P.E., P.L.S.

Outstanding Civil Engineer in service to ASCE Region, Section, Branch, YMF and/or LMF

Shahnawaz Ahmad, PE, F.ASCE

Shahnawaz Ahmad, PE, F.ASCE

Lifetime Achievement in Civil Engineering

Brian Phan, P.E.

Brian Phan, P.E.

Excellence in Journalism