Exceptional Young Professional of the Year


Young Professionals (YPs) represent a critical constituent of USSD’s community, energizing today’s organization while ensuring the vitality of our industry’s future. Through initiatives championed by the YP Committee, supported by the Board of Directors, and furthered by the broader USSD community, YPs have flourished. To celebrate the exceptional industry-wide contributions of YPs, this award annually recognizes an individual age 35 or under who, through both their career and community involvement, exemplify USSD’s four mission goals:

·        Advocate: Candidate has championed the benefits of dams and levees in society through public outreach, community service, political involvement, etc.

·         Educate: Candidate has demonstrated technical excellence and/or advanced the state of the industry through contributions to projects, technical papers, publications, workshops, academic research, etc.

·         Collaborate: Candidate has strengthened the community of practice through cooperation and communication efforts within projects, organizations, committees, academia, etc.

·         Cultivate: Candidate has nurtured industry growth through actively seeking opportunities of leadership, mentorship, education, community advancement, etc.

The winner will be recognized during USSD’s Annual Conference.