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Lucas (Luke) Rief, '06 CIVE, P.E., an engineer in EA’s Lincoln, Neb., office, has received the 2012 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Southeast Chapter of the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers (NeSPE), a state affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Rief began his career at EA in 2005. He has worked on a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from the design of livestock waste control facilities and restoration of impaired wetlands and lakes, to supporting cleanup actions at environmentally distressed sites. He served as resident engineer for the construction of a groundwater treatment plant at an EPA Superfund site in Texas, and provided technical support for the first year of plant operation.
Rief also was a design engineer for erosion mitigation projects at two other federal superfund sites in Oklahoma and Texas. An active member of the NeSPE’s Southeast Chapter since 2011, he now serves as vice chair of their Scholarship and Awards Committee.
Photo: (L-R) Brian Meyers, P.E., Secretary of the NeSPE Southeast Chapter, presents the 2012 Young Engineer of the Year award to Luke Rief, '06 CIVE, P.E. Photo source: NeSPE Southeast