Camp receives Citizen Engineer Award from ASCE

Janey Camp, research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was named the 2012 Citizen Engineer by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The award is bestowed to civil engineers based on their contributions to their community through public involvement, public awareness or public service. These individuals will have contributed significant personal energy to enhance the recognition of civil engineering as a respected profession through their involvement and will have improved the image of ASCE and civil engineering in their community.

Janey Camp

She was recognized for volunteering her time and talents to programs such as Pencil Partner and TWISTER promoting civil engineering as a future profession to youth. Her involvement in STEM outreach organizations exposed young people to future possibilities that they might not have considered otherwise. In addition, she served her local community by helping to organize events hosted by the Salvation Army and the Angel Tree program, and served the global community through her involvement with Engineers Without Borders.

Camp is a Vanderbilt environmental engineering Ph.D. graduate. Her research work ranges from development of new methodologies for enterprise risk management to development of a spill management information system which links an advanced hydrodynamic and spill model with a geographic information system interface. She is also interested in the impacts of climate change on civil infrastructure including freight transportation structures and facilities which led to her helping organize a recent national summit focused on this topic.