Olga Stewart Wins 2021 Alaska Engineer of the Year Award
Olga Stewart, P.E., PMP (Alaska) was named 2021 Alaska Engineer of the Year during National Engineers Week Anchorage. She received the award at the National Engineers Week Anchorage Virtual Banquet on February 26, 2022.
Olga Stewart is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Alaska with more than 13 years of experience in site characterization of contaminated sites; conceptual site model development and refinement; and site cleanup under the requirements of CERCLA, RCRA, and Alaska regulations. She received the award for her contributions to the field in 2021. In the past year, Olga helped execute three large field projects: a PCB-cleanup in Delta Junction, a heavy metals risk assessment on Ogliuga Island, and a fuel site characterization on Great Sitkin Island. In addition, she worked at a trichloroethene site in Aniak, several National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration fuel sites across Alaska, North Slope oil field sites, United States Coast Guard Kodiak sites, and several Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and United States Army Corps of Engineers sites.
One of five engineers nominated by professional engineering organizations across Alaska, she is the first environmental engineer to receive the award in its 46-year history. She is the second from the SWE to win and only the sixth woman to receive the award. She was nominated for this award by her peers in the SWE—Greatland Section, a nonprofit educational service organization of professional engineers and engineering students across Alaska dedicated to the advancement of women in engineering.
"I'm thrilled that the committee has recognized environmental engineering, which has come into its own as a profession separate from civil engineering over the past few decades and is increasingly important as we move into a more complex future," said Olga.
When Olga talks about the award, she emphasizes her community of mentors, peers, and students, "I'm deeply honored by the support of my peers in SWE and the greater engineering community. I hope the visibility from this award provides a little inspiration to young engineers, to help them get through the challenges of schooling and their first years in the profession so that they will become part of this great community."
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