Jamieson Matthews, a fourth-year student in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, was recently named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering–College Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This recognition program promotes the achievement of young civil engineers by highlighting their academic success, volunteerism, and dedication to making a positive impact on society through their chosen profession.
"Interning and job shadowing has deepened my understanding of the role of civil engineers in society," says Matthews. "I am excited to start a career in a field where hard work comes to fruition right in front of you. I know it will be rewarding."
Matthews is an active volunteer and a member of several professional societies. His involvement includes vice president of ASCE's UAB chapter, membership in two engineering honor societies—Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon—and treasurer of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He has dedicated his time to promoting the profession as a judge in Blazer BEST Robotics, a robotics competition for middle and high school students, volunteering for CANstruction, a canned food collection competition, and with MindSET, a physics demonstration for K-12 students.
He has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Builders for Christ.
Matthews currently works at Almon Associates as an intern. In his internship, he works on structural design projects.