Penn State civil engineering student named New Face of Civil Engineering


RESTON, Va. – Danielle Berman, a Penn State civil engineering student and student in the Schreyer Honors College, has been named one of ten 2018 New Faces of Civil Engineering, Collegiate Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This program recognizes student civil engineers for their academic accomplishments and commitment to serving others. One New Faces of Civil Engineering honoree will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“Each of the New Faces of Civil Engineering, Collegiate Edition displays a passion and dedication for the civil engineering profession through their studies and extracurricular activities. They are the role models that the next generation of civil engineers will look up to,” says Kristina Swallow, president of ASCE.

A leader in civil engineering at Penn State, Berman is involved in many civil engineering programs and organizations, including Bridges to Prosperity. She has held several leadership roles with Bridges to Prosperity, serving as university program ambassador, travel team member, fundraising captain and project manager. She is a mentor program officer and member of the Career Fair Committee with the Penn State Chapter of ASCE. Berman also serves as a career envoy, mentoring peers who are searching for internships or jobs.

“I’m excited about my future as an engineer because I’ll get to see the impact of all of my projects. I’m excited for the day when I can point out the changes I’ve made to make my community and my world a better place, and I’m excited to see the changes that come to the profession in the next 50 years,” says Berman.

Berman is also a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Society Board of Directors, the Traffic Bowl Team and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She was previously a member of the university’s Women in Engineering Program and the Traffic Control Device Challenge Team.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. Through its strategic initiatives, ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and seeks to “Raise the Bar” on engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.


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Emily Castellanos 



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