Underground Division Staff Recognition

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Congratulations to the following Underground Division team members:

Vijay Jeyakrishnan won Second Place & Honorable Mention in the UCA 2022 Photo Contest for his photos of the SE-859 Microtunneling Project in Queens, New York.

Jake Keegan obtained his Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Lacey Mehlert received her Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Washington.

Sarah Wilson was inducted into the Moles at the June 15th Members Dinner and Annual Meeting. The Moles is a prestigious fraternal organization of the tunneling and heavy construction industry.

Glenn Boyce presented on the Bay Park Conveyance Project by Design Build at the 28th Annual Microtunneling Short Course April 27−29.

Luke Ferguson presented the paper “Efficient Rock Slope Design during Construction of a State Highway Safety Enhancement Project, State Highway 55, Idaho” at the 71st Highway Geology Symposium in Ashville, NC and received a 2nd place Young Author award for the paper, coauthored with Ethan Guzek.

Mark Trim presented “Meeting Sustainability Criteria in Tunnel Design” at the Australian Tunnelling Conference May 11−12.

Jerry Wallace (Wallace Technical Blasting) and Bill Gates presented their paper “Blasting a Huge Overhanging Rock Formation in an Emergency” at the European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) World Conference on Explosives and Blasting in Maastricht, the Netherlands on May 16.

Claire McConnell and Lacey Mehlert presented “Leading by Presence: Women Deliver Sound Transit’s Roosevelt Station” at the WTS Conference May 19 in Seattle.