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2008 Young Engineer of the Year

2008 Young Engineer of the Year

Jenni E. Woodworth, P.E., CPESC, has been named Young Engineer of the Year for 2008 by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council. Ms. Woodworth is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Hampshire and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. She currently serves as a Transportation Project Engineer in the Mechanicsburg office of Pennoni Associates, a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Ms. Woodworth specializes in Water Resources. As a Project Engineer, she is responsible for the preparation of Hydrologic & Hydraulic Reports; Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans; Floodplain Management Reports; Post Construction Stormwater Management Plans; Preparedness, Prevention, and Contingencies Plans; and the Department of Environmental Protection National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Water Encroachment Permits. Ms. Woodworth is also a Qualified Consultant, selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, to provide applicants (owners, developers, contractors and their engineers) with expedited NPDES permit processing.

With eight years of experience, Ms. Woodworth has worked on various transportation projects. Current projects include the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissions' Section 53B of the Mon/Fayette Expressway, which is the second largest roadway construction project in the Northeast U.S. This project is a long-awaited, critical transportation project for the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area. The improvements, once completed, will greatly improve the mobility int he region and provide safer access to downtown Pittsburgh, thereby establishing a vital economic link. She is also involved with the first of its kind PennDOT Department Force Bridge Replacement Design. This unique project is the design of 50 culverts throughout the district that will be constructed by PennDOT Maintenance Forces. For both projects, Ms. Woodworth is responsible for all Erosion & Sediment Pollution Control Plans, Hydrology, Hydraulic, and Stormwater design.

Ms. Woodworth was born in Winfield, Illinois, and raised in Portville, New York. An Alumnus of Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Minor degree in Environmental Engineering in 1999. She is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) and the Engineers Society of Pennsylvania (ESP). As a member of ASHE, Ms. Woodworth has been a director and has been the section administrator since 2004. She is also service as co-chair on the Registration Committee for the 2008 ASHE National Conference to be held in Hershey, PA in June 2008. In May 2007, Ms. Woodworth received the ASHE Harrisburg Member of the Year Award. As a new member to WTS, Ms. Woodworth looks forward to supporting and encouraging women to join the transportation industry.

Aside from her work within the industry, both project and service, Ms. Woodworth spends time volunteering in the community. She currently participates in the Jared Box Project, which aims to lift the spirits of chronically ill children. As part of this project, Ms. Woodworth and her husband make shoe box size plastic storage boxes filled with small toys, cards, and games and deliver them to the Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center. She also volunteers her time to Toys for Tots and the Pennsylvania Food Bank by organizing charity drives through ASHE. In the past, Ms. Woodworth has also been involved with TRAC (Transportation and Civil Engineers). TRAC is a hands-on education program of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). TRAC sends volunteer transportation professionals into secondary schools to show kids real-world transportation problems. She worked with several schools through New Hampshire teaching kids Magnetic Levitation and Spaghetti Bridge Building. In 2003, Ms. Woodworth received a NH gubernatorial citation of excellence for her work in the TRAC program. She has also been involved with the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, Professional Engineering Exam Review Course for New Hampshire State Employees, New Hampshire Operation Santa Claus, and Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. Woodworth and her husband, Timothy Leslie, reside in Mount Joy, PA.

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