Emma Barlow, EIT Receives PEO’s 2015 Sterling Award
A civil engineering graduate of Queen’s University, Emma Barlow, EIT, has worked as a junior structural engineer with Engineering for Industry for over three years. She has gained diverse experience working on a wide range of structural engineering projects, including structural additions and modifications to industrial buildings and electrical substations; the analysis and design of support structures for piping and conduits; the development of transmission tower foundation repair procedures; and seismic restraints design for mechanical equipment. She has also been involved with completing stormwater management plans and environmental approvals for industrial sites in Eastern Ontario and Upper New York State.
In April, 2015, the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) awarded Emma the G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award. This award was introduced in 2010 to promote, encourage and celebrate professional leadership achievements of engineering graduates registered in PEO’s engineering intern (EIT) program. The award is presented annually to an engineering intern, who is registered in good standing with PEO’s Engineering Internship Training (EIT) Program, and who demonstrates leadership potential within the engineering profession.
Emma’s commitment and leadership within the engineering profession is demonstrated through her widespread volunteerism. She has been a key contributor to the Upper Canada Chapter since enrolling as an EIT, serving on the chapter’s executive since 2012. A valued member of the chapter’s education outreach committee, she plays a lead role in its annual bridge building competition and promotes the profession within local elementary and secondary schools. As an undergraduate student, she was actively involved with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), and served as the director of logistics for the PEO Student Conference held at Queen’s University.