Carnegie Mellon University
April 08, 2014

ASCE Awards Two Juniors for Student Leadership

ASCE Awards Two Juniors for Student Leadership

Madelyn Gioffre (BS ’15) and Michelle Krynock (BS ’15) have been awarded the American Bridge Leadership Award through the Student Award Foundation (SAF) of Pittsburgh. The award honors outstanding achievement of students and was created to enhance the civil engineering profession by attracting the highest quality of people to the field. 

Gioffre is the leader for an Engineers Without Borders project producing plastic roof thatch from recycled bottles. She is also the treasurer for the CMU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is a mentor for CMU’s Emerging Leaders Program. 

Krynock is a member of many organizations on campus, including the student sustainability group, Sustainable Earth, and is part of the ASCE Steel Bridge Competition team. She has also served the CMU chapter of Engineers Without Borders as chapter president and as the leader for an international project in Rampur, India. 

In 1988, ASCE Pittsburgh Section members founded SAF. Since then, the foundation has recognized emerging student leaders. In 2007, the American Bridge Company provided a donation of $75,000 and since, the primary award has been dubbed the American Bridge Leadership Award. 

(Photos: David Issod)