Ryan Eckenrode, a 2004 Civil Engineering Alumnus won a 2015 ASCE Edmond Freidman Young Engineer Award. The award is given annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) each year to five people from across the nation. The awards are bestowed to an engineer under the age of 35 for professional achievement in the service of the profession, evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity, and contributions to public service outside their careers. The award was presented to Ryan at the ASCE National Convention held in New York City on October 13th. Ryan, who is employed by AECOM in Greenville SC, was nominated by the South Carolina ASCE Upstate Branch.
Ryan is a traffic engineer graduate from Clemson University, licensed in six states (SC, NC, GA, AL, VA, and LA), and also has a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification. Ryan is currently the Vice President for SC Section Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) and has served several roles within ASCE. Ryan continues to be active in the ASCE Young Member Group in the Upstate who organizes events encouraging younger members to become active in the profession. The Glenn Department of Civil Engineering is grateful for his continued support to our ITE students. The president of ASCE, Bob Stevens, presented Ryan the award along with four others across the nation from the states of Hawaii, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. Congratulation Ryan!