Student Receives Honor from National Civil Engineering Society

January 18, 2012


Reston, Va.— Andrew Odenthal, a civil engineering student at Mississippi State University, was recently named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) through its first annual New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition program.

Odenthal is one of only 10 students nationwide who are being recognized for achieving the highest standards as college civil engineering students, whose academic success and extracurricular engagement point to a bright future as professionals in the field of civil engineering.

“These students are an inspiration to future generations of students seeking a career in which they can make a difference,” said ASCE President Andrew Herrmann, P.E.

A third year civil engineering student from Stayton, Ore., Odenthal—a member of the robotics team—discovered that problem solving and logical approach came easily for him. Through many leadership roles, he has managed outreach events with local high schools. Odenthal plans to join the Navy, but will continue to reach out to high school students and encourage civil engineering as a profession wherever he lives.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit