Young Engineer of the Year Reception

Kristopher Dow received Young Engineer of the Year award in the reception held on February 19, 2018 at Houston Marriott Westchase.

He is currently a Software Engineer at IBM, where he specializes in enterprise storage products. Previously, Kristopher was an embedded systems engineer at Schneider Electric for the Remote Terminal Unit product line. In 2012, he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston with a computer concentration. He has been an active member of IEEE for 9 years, beginning as a student. He’s served as IEEE’s representative on the Houston Engineer’s Week planning committee. Currently, he is the IEEE Houston Section Webmaster.

This year’s Young Engineer of the Year reception included Casino Night, where guests enjoyed heavy appetizers and played a hand of Blackjack, Poker, and many other game options. 

The reception wrapped up with the presentation of awards showcasing the 2017 Young Engineer of the Year (YEOY) winners from our local area engineering societies, including:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Houston Branch

  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Greater Houston Branch

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Houston Branch

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

  • American Public Works Association – Texas Chapter (TPWA)

  • Texas Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE) Greater Houston Section

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Houston Section

  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Houston Chapter

  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Southeast Texas

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

  • American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE)

  • Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT)

  • American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) 

Article written by Newsletter Chairperson: Payal Majumdar. Let us know if you would like to be part of the newsletter team capturing events and sharing our stories.

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