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Congratulations to the outstanding TSPE member's who were awarded Engineer of the Year at their chapter this year.

 

 Brazos Chapter
Doug Marino, P.E. 

Doug Marino is a graduate of Texas A&M University.  He became a licensed professional engineer in 2004.  He is the Director of Transportation Planning and Development for the Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation.  Prior to this he served as a district bridge engineer, district planning engineer, and district design engineer.

Marino has been with TxDOT for almost 20 years and has been instrumental in planning, designing, and constructing regionally significant projects in our area.  He is responsible for 10 county districts’ project development overseeing planning, surveying, environmental, design and bridge staff.  He led the Bryan District’s efforts in 2018 to deliver record levels of construction lettings and the number of pavement maintenance projects doubled that of historical levels.  Marino guided the development of the FM 2818 Superstreet concept in cooperation with the City of College Station as well as the urban modernization of FM 158 with the City of Bryan.   

DFW Mid-Cities Chapter

 

Caren Chambers, P.E.

Chambers graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  After college, she went to work briefly for Garcia and Associates, but then moved to Colorado Springs, CO where she worked for DMJM Harris.  She moved back home to Texas in 2005 to be close to her family.  She currently works for Michael Baker International as the Transportation Manager for the Dallas Office.  Caren is actively involved in TSPE Mid-Cities Chapter where she serves as the Vice President and has served as the MATHCOUNTS Coordinator for the last 3 years, and Women’s Transportation Seminars (WTS) where she serves as the Secretary and on both the Annual Golf Tournament and Annual Awards Banquet Committees.  But her most important role is mom to 3 boys - Joey, 18, Tyson, 13 and Seth, 9.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and riding around in her Jeep with the top down.
 El Paso Chapter

 

Dr. Ivonne Santiago, P.E. 

Dr. Ivonne Santiago is a wife, mother, engineer and teacher. As clinical professor of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Dr. Santiago has a combined experience of over 20 years in water quality, water treatment and wastewater treatment in Puerto Rico, New Mexico and Texas. As clinical professor, her main responsibility is to connect education to professional practice. This has become her mantra in everything she does inside and outside the classroom. 

In her senior design capstone course, she has provided students with real-world applications by partnering with the City of El Paso, the County of El Paso, El Paso Water, private developers and non-profit organizations. The senior design projects range from fire stations to solar-powered treatment plants.

Outside the classroom, Dr. Santiago helps to find innovative engineering solutions through an understanding of the balance between sustainability, social equity, entrepreneurship, community engagement, innovation and leadership to improve the well-being of people. A few examples include: interdisciplinary projects, which provide safe drinking water to underserved communities in El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, Puerto Rico and Haiti; a bridge that connected communities; solar charging stations for natural disasters; innovation and entrepreneurship activities on water quality sensors and remediation; and opportunities to study abroad, which advance the emerging field of peace engineering in Brazil. 

Dr. Santiago is passionate about providing experiential learning opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on Hispanic and female students. She is currently part of UTEP’s National Science Foundation-Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate program, which fosters Hispanic doctoral students for academic careers; the Department of Education’s STEMGROW Program, with an emphasis on Latino students with disabilities to pursue STEM careers; and a Title V program, which provides mentoring to freshman students to increase their retention and success at UTEP. With support from the Center for Faculty Leadership and Development, she leads a Learning Community for Diversity and Inclusion for Innovation at UTEP. She is chair of the Women’s Advisory Council and serves on the advisory committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, both of which report to UTEP’s President.

Dr. Santiago is an appointed member of the El Paso Water’s Public Service Board, where she is a member of the engineering and communications committees and also serves on the ad-hoc committee for stormwater priorities. She is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Advisory Committee, which advises the EPA Administrator on environmental policy issues related to the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.  She is a former member of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, which advises the U.S. President and Congress of good neighbor practices along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Her commitment to connecting education to practice is demonstrated by the local and state teaching awards she has won: 2014 UTEP’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning Giraffe Award (for sticking her neck out); 2014 College of Engineering Instruction Award; 2014 University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award; the 2012 National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Award for students’ design of a fire station; and the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Texas Section Service to the People award, which honors civil engineers who have distinguished themselves with special service and who also bring credit to their profession through community activities for the public.

 
 Fort Worth Chapter

 

Angela Pereira, P.E.

Angela is a Facilities Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, a global security and aerospace company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacturing and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and systems.

Angela has a civil engineering degree from the University of Texas.  She became a licensed professional engineer in 1994, and currently maintains her licensure in the state of Texas.  Her professional career has spanned over 30 years in the consulting engineering field, starting as a Prime Beef officer in the US Air Force and progressing to Senior Project Manager as a consultant in private practice.  Upon leaving the Air Force, she joined Carter & Burgess, developing her portfolio of aviation, municipal and federal projects. Past high profile projects include Alliance Airport Runway Expansion, DFW Airport Taxiway Systems Expansion, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth Zoo, Trinity River Authority Interceptor Relief Projects, and Prosper Teal Parkway. She owned her own engineering consulting business for more than a decade and joined Lockheed Martin in 2015. 

Giving back personally and professionally is paramount to Angela.  She has served in different leadership roles in several professional and technical associations, including ASCE, TSPE/NSPE and SAME. In 1999, Angela was recognized by the Fort Worth Chapter of TSPE as the Young Engineer of the Year.  She has mentored and developed future engineers through STEM outreach programs at both Tarrant County College and Texas Wesleyan and has volunteered as an industry resource for the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, providing guidance for Senior Projects and lecturing on professional practice. Angela is a long-time volunteer for the MATHCOUNTS, Future City and Fort Worth Science Fair programs.  She served on the development committee for NCTCOG’s iSWM and participated with the committee that created DFW International Airport’s standard construction and development specifications.  She currently serves on the City of Hudson Oaks Planning and Zoning Commission; is an ad hoc member of the NSPE PEI interest group; and is a dedicated volunteer for the Stephen Breen Foundation.

 South Plains Chapter

 

Mark Haberer, P.E., CM

Mark Haberer, P.E., CM, is a Principal of Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. and the Director of Aviation. His expertise involves project management, design, and construction administration for airfield infrastructure projects, including both General Aviation and Part 139 Certificated airports. Past projects managed and designed by Mark have ranged from small rehabilitations to large runway and taxiway improvement projects in excess of $40M and involving coordination of multiple subconsultants. Specifically, Mark is experienced with the FAA Airport Design Advisory Circular, the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant process, and the TxDOT Aviation Block Grant process. Furthermore, as a Certified Member of AAAE, Mark has an understanding of the various aspects of airport management and is well positioned to help advise clients during all phases of airport development projects. Mark has expertise in airfield concrete paving, pavement design, the FAA Airport GIS system, and coordination of new approach procedures.
   
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