October 2, 2013

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Megan Patterson Receives ASCE Honor

LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec Consultants' Megan Patterson was selected as Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers.

Since joining the firm in 2007 as a senior staff engineer, Megan has contributed significantly on many technically complex, controversial, and time critical projects for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her work developing innovative, integrated water solutions to stormwater problems with Geosyntec client Malibu Bay Company was recently recognized. In recommending Megan for this award, Malibu Bay Company's David Reznick stated,"[Megan's] knowledge in the area of sustainable integrated water resources and smart growth concepts, together with understanding the importance of being environmentally sensitive to ensure the project maintains balance with natural hydrology (surface and groundwater) has been key to the successful design of our stormwater detention system." In fact, Megan's diligence and commitment has been similarly acknowledged by numerous clients, project managers, and peers.

Megan received her BS in environmental engineering from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, and her MS in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While at Cal Poly, she served on the Engineering Student Council as an environmental engineering commissioner, and participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo as a volunteer mentor. In addition, while at Cal Poly, she was named Outstanding Graduating Senior for Service to the Community and Outstanding Graduating Senior for Academic Excellence.

"Engineers such as Megan are critical, not only to the success of projects critical to our region, but also for the future of our profession," said Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, CPSWQ, Associate and Manager of Los Angeles Operations for Geosyntec.