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June 21, 2018

MSU students honored with Engineering Society of Detroit Student Chapter Leadership Award

Spartan Engineers were among those honored Wednesday, June 20, at Ford Field in Detroit during the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) annual dinner.Outstanding efforts in MSU's chapter of the Engineering Society of Detroit earned a 2018 ESD Student Chapter Leadership Award. Photo courtesy of Kyle Liechty.

MSU was presented with the 2018 ESD Student Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of the outstanding leadership efforts demonstrated by the chapter’s officers. Students Vincenzo Vultaggio, Mitchell Heinrich, and Stephen Subu were congratulated during the festive awards ceremony. MSU’s student chapter was launched in November 2015.

Other MSU honors during the ESD celebration at Ford Field were:

• Outstanding College Student Engineer of the Year: Devin Vogel, a chemical engineering student at MSU, who is currently serving in an environmental engineering internship at General Motors.

• Outstanding Young Engineering of the Year: Lauren (Fedak) Roller, a structural engineer with Harley Ellis Deveraux. She received bachelor’s (2009) and master’s (2012) degrees in civil engineering from MSU.

• ESD College of Fellows inductees included Douglas Gatrell, P.E., an engineer at GHD. He graduated from MSU with bachelor’s (1991) and master’s (1993) degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

• MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams received a 2018 ESD Construction and Design Award. SmithGroupJJR is serving as designer and Barton Malow Company is the contractor.

ESD’s annual dinner brings together Michigan engineers and technical professionals in engineering, design, and construction industries. It celebrates excellence and fellowship in engineering and the allied professions. For more on the 2018 ESD Annual Dinner, visit: