Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Anita Rebarchak Named One of the New Faces of Engineering for 2013
Anita Rebarchak Named One of the New Faces of Engineering for 2013 Anita Rebarchak Named One of the New Faces of Engineering for 2013 ASME member Anita Rebarchak, E.I.T., and 12 other early career engineering professionals have been selected as the 2013 class of the National Engineers Week (EWeek) Foundations New Faces of Engineering-Professional program. Rebarchak and the other honorees were announced last week to coincide with EWeek, which took place Feb. 17-23.Each year, the New Faces of Engineering-Professional program recognizes practicing engineers up to the age of 30 for their work in and contributions to the engineering profession. Established in 2003, the program is now considered one of the top engineering honors for early career engineers.Rebarchak, who was nominated by ASME, is a senior systems engineer at Pratt Whitney, supporting the companys fifth-generation engine programs. In plus-rechnen to her role as an engineer, Rebarchak is involved in a number of c orporate initiatives, such as intern and peer mentoring, employee engagement, environmental health and safety assessments, and internal AS9100 certification auditing.The director of the Societys Hartford Section in Connecticut, Rebarchak has participated in various community tafelgeschirr activities, most recently as a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program volunteer and as a mentor for university engineering students in her community.An ASME member since 2001, Rebarchak is chair of the Societys Committee on Early Career Development and member of the Committee on Information and Communications. At the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition last November, she received the Old Guard Early Career Achievement Award for her for continuous dedication and service to ASME, from college freshman through professional member, including numerous section, district and Society-level positions for remarkable techn ical and professional achievements and for mentoring students and early career engineers, and inspiring engineers and volunteers of all ages.Rebarchak received her bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in business administration, at Drexel University in 2006. She earned a masters degree in engineering science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009, and a masters degree in engineering management from Drexel University in 2012. Rebarchak is a registered engineer in training in Pennsylvania.Ms. Rebarchak is an inspiring example of the current generation of young engineers who are building our future, said Thomas Loughlin, executive director of ASME. At both Pratt Whitney and ASME, Anita has demonstrated leadership, dedication and a commitment to the future of the engineering profession. Indeed, she is a role model for other young men and women considering engineering as a career choice.The other 12 New Faces of Engineering for 2013 and their aff iliated EWeek Foundation organizations are John Peter Andruch III, E.I.T., the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Jessica Baker, P.E., the National Society of Professional Engineers Rachel Coyner, the U.S. Corps of Engineers Aleece E. DOnofrio, P.E., the American Council of Engineering Companies Meredith Griffin, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation Abhijeet Kulkarni, P.E., the Society of Petroleum Engineers Ian Metzger, ASHRAE Esmeralda Luna-Ramos, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Andrew Richlen, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Vatsala A. Shah, P.E., the American Society of Civil Engineers Mallory Soldner, the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Maria Vlachopoulou, IEEE-USA.To learn more about these engineers and the New Faces of Engineering program, visit www.eweek.org/NewsStory.aspx?ContentID=296. For information on the New Faces-College Editio n program for engineering students, which was launched last year, visit https//www.facebook.com/CollegeEdition.