John H. McCormick Educational Outreach

Beauregard 2015 Educational Outreach

Christopher J. Beauregard, PE, has been selected by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council to receive the 2015 John H. McCormick Educational Outreach Award.  The award focuses on his dedication and considerable efforts exposing students to the world of engineering, science and technology through school visits, career days and volunteering at local competitions.
Chris is a practicing civil engineer with over 20 years of engineering experience. Chris graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He spent about 10 years as a geotechnical engineer with Melick-Tully and Associates in New Jersey and, since moving to Pennsylvania with his wife, Amy, he has worked primarily as a land development engineer. Chris is currently the Director of Civil Engineering at CenterPoint Engineering in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Chris has been an active member of the Central Pennsylvania Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 2009. He has been a Section Board Member since 2010 and was the Section's President from 2011 to 2012. Chris was also one of the ASCE representatives to the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council from 2011 to 2013. He is currently the Student Activities Chair for the Central Pennsylvania Section of ASCE.
Chris Beauregard has worked closely with five student chapters of ASCE in the Central Pennsylvania area: Penn State University, Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Bucknell University and Messiah College. Chris helps coordinate student activities including securing professional and financial resources for the student chapters from the Central Pennsylvania Section. Chris helps coordinate with some of the student chapter outreach activities to elementary and high schools in the Central Pennsylvania area.
Chris works hard to take an active part with the student chapters as a practitioner advisor. One of his primary goals is to help the student engineers prepare for the transition to becoming young professional engineers. Chris feels strongly that by creating positive relationships between student engineers and professionals during the student's academic years, they will be more prepared to accept the ethical, professional and leadership responsibilities associated with being an engineer.
Chris participates in K through 12 outreach, activities such as a job fair at the at Middletown High School where he and representatives of the ASCE Student Chapter at Penn State Harrisburg spent the day talking to students interested in pursuing a career in Civil Engineering. The students, who ranged in age from 14 to 17 years, came from all walks of life and asked questions of Chris and the engineering students on topics ranging from what salaries a civil engineer can expect to earn to whether or not an engineer is expected to wear a tie.
Chris is also an active leader with his local Cub Scout Pack where his son, Finn, is a member. The Cub Scout program includes young boys ages 6 to 12. Though the Scout program has a long tradition of civic service and outdoor adventure, it also places a strong emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Chris has taken on a leadership role in helping the boys within the organization to form a better understanding and appreciation of STEM in the hopes of nurturing an interest in STEM based careers for the future.

The most important aspect of engineering that Chris tries to impart to young men and women looking to follow a career in engineering is that they are problem solvers who have a life long responsibility to both themselves and their community.

Chris resides in Springettsbury Township with his wife Amy, who is a package engineer,  their son Finn who is nine and loves building with Legos.  Chris and his family love camping and the outdoors. In his free time, Chris coaches his son’s soccer team.