Stony Brook’s Morgan DiCarlo Named New Face of Engineering BY ASCE
“Morgan is an amazing representative of our civil engineering program and Stony Brook. Her efforts in closing the gender gap in engineering will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the profession and enable civil engineers to better serve society,” said Harold W. Walker, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Director, Civil Engineering Program at Stony Brook University and DiCarlo’s academic advisor.
DiCarlo founded SBU’s student chapter of ASCE, where she now serves as the president and the chapter’s Concrete Canoe team leader. She is also an Intrepid Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Committee member, a Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women SUNY Scholar and a founding member of Stony Brook Women’s Leadership Council. She has previously served as a civil engineering curriculum coordinator for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) where she designed and implemented curricula to engage young women in engineering through hands-on projects.
“I’m excited to be recognized as a young leader by ASCE for my academic success in civil engineering and for my community outreach. Continuing to bridge the gender gap in STEM and create a positive example for other women in my field is priority and I’m confident that ASCE, and this recognition, will help further support that effort,” said DiCarlo.
DiCarlo has also been selected to represent SBU at the Clinton Global Initiative University, a three-day conference held in March 2015 where more than 1,000 college students will gather to discuss the most pressing global issues and create innovation solutions. Additionally, she is a 2014 recipient of the ASCE Metropolitan Section’s Scholarship Award and received the ASCE Long Island Branch Student Outreach Committee’s Certificate of Recognition and recently gave a TEDx talk on the topic of “Inspiring the next Generation of Female Engineers”.
DiCarlo is eligible for selection as ASCE’s national representative in the New Faces of Engineering program, sponsored by the DiscoverE, which grants the person selected a $500 cash scholarship.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 145,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, graded America’s cumulative GPA for infrastructure at a D+. The Report Card app for AppleandAndroiddevices includes videos, interactive maps and info-graphics that tell the story behind the grades, as well as key facts for all 50 states. For more information, visit www.asce.org.
About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 25,000 students, 2,200 faculty and 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 29th best value in public colleges for in-state students and 20th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.
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