• Rising Star Awards

  • Nominate the Rising Star in your firm today!

    Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rising Star Awards. Download the Nomination Form here.

  • The ACEC Virginia Rising Star Award, presented by the Next Generation Committee, recognizes employees of member firms who make significant contributions to their company’s success in the Engineering industry. Nominees should meet the following basic criteria:

    • 15 years or less of engineering industry experience
    • Demonstrates leadership in their area of expertise
    • Involved in professional organizations
    • Involved in civic and community activities


    Equal consideration will be given to member firm employees in all fields (engineering, architecture, human resources, information technology, administrative, etc).


    Nominations are open to any employee of a member firm. In order to be considered, all sections of the attached nomination form must be completed.


    Nominations will be evaluated by ACEC Virginia’s Next Generation Committee and up to three awards of equal merit will be presented at the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at The Jefferson Hotel on February 1, 2018. Nominators will be notified prior to the Gala if their nominee will be recognized and will be encouraged to invite the nominee as a guest of ACEC Virginia for the presentation of their award.


    All nomination forms must be submitted no later than December 1, 2017. Electronic submission is preferred. Please e-mail completed nomination forms along with a professional head shot (minimum of 600 DPI) of the nominee to nisrael@acecva.org.



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      Jessica Ewald - Draper Aden Associates
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      Michelle Martin - WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • 2017 Rising Star Awards

    ACEC Virginia's Next Generation Committee has announced two recipients for the 2017 Rising Star Awards, Jessica Ewald of Draper Aden Associates and Michelle Martin of WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. Jessica and Michelle will accept their awarda at ACEC Virginia’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, February 2 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

    Both recipients were selected out of 18 nominations for their demonstration of leadership in their area of expertise, involvement in professional organizations, as well as their civic and community activities.