Thursday, 23 February 2023
The American Society of Civil Engineers has named Georgia Tech civil engineering student Lisa Wu to its 2023 class of New Faces of Civil Engineering: College Edition, which honors 10 of the brightest students from college campuses around the nation.
Chosen for their academic accomplishments and commitment to serving others, these well-rounded students reflect the hope and promise of the next generation of civil engineers.
About Lisa Wu
An internship with a construction engineering firm in Washington, D.C., cemented Lisa Wu’s passion for working with concrete. “It has made me love construction engineering more than ever,” said the Georgia Tech senior, leading her to pursue an advanced degree. “I am now mastering in geotechnical engineering in hopes of learning more about concrete and soil for the next 1 1/2 years while working part time with a new general contractor.”
She also attributes much of her growth as a budding civil engineer to the camaraderie she’s enjoyed serving as vice president and as social and philanthropy chair of Georgia Tech’s ASCE student chapter. “As an officer, it is more than just working together as co-workers, we live, laugh, and love in fun times and tough times,” Wu said. She has enjoyed a jump on her career as a student member of the Georgia Section’s Younger Member Group. “I had a great time networking and communicating with industry professionals who have given me valuable tips in life.”
Wu looks forward to working among a new wave of civil engineers striving to make structures more sustainable. “Learning about infrastructure failures and how they can be improved is exciting because it is like working on puzzles, but now working with real building materials. It is amazing to see how buildings change over time, and for every decade that has passed, a new innovation and sustainable development begins,” she said. “My dream is to create safe and sustainable infrastructure that will have an everlasting value for the people.
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