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Future of engineering
WSU alumna recognized by Amercan Society of Civil Engineers
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
By Dan Estep, CEA intern
PHILADELPHIA - Adrienne Nikolic has been named one of the 2012 New Faces of Engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The award recognizes diverse, global and talented engineering students and engineers age 30 or under, who are making their mark on the world with achievements that represent the bold and humanitarian future of engineering.
Nikolic received her B.S. in civil engineering in 2006 from Washington State University. She later went on to get a master of science degree in engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
She started work in 2007 for Black and Veatch in Philadelphia, Penn., as a project engineer, where she analyzed and designed water treatment systems, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment systems and collection systems. She was also involved in energy management and planning.
In 2011, she joined Ernst and Young LLP as a senior in their Advisory Services, Power and Utilities Practice in Philadelphia, Penn. There she works with power and utilities clients to improve their business performance and assists with executing enterprise-wide performance transformation initiatives.
Nikolic said when she was at WSU she learned that in life there are no substitutes for hard work and perseverance. "Always push yourself beyond your comfort zone, you’re the only one truly capable of limiting yourself,” she says.