Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Lange named 2017 ESWP William Metcalf Award Winner

December 14, 2016

Contact: Adam Dove
Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering’s Deborah Lange has been selected as the recipient of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) 2017 William Metcalf Award. The award recognizes engineers who make outstanding contributions to the region, and is one of the highest honors given by the ESWP. Lange will be honored at the ESWP’s 133rd Annual Banquet on Feb. 15 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Deborah LangeThroughout her career, Lange has demonstrated a tireless commitment to furthering environmental education and research initiatives. In 2004, she was named Executive Director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at CMU, a position she held until 2012, and now serves as its Director of Strategic Initiatives. In both roles, she has been responsible for the advancement of environmental initiatives on CMU’s campus. From 2010 – 2011, she served as the President of the ESWP, where she worked to increase ESWP’s student outreach, and to encourage future generations of engineers.

In her role as Executive Director of The Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center, a joint effort between CMU and the University of Pittsburgh to provide access to information and research on brownfield development efforts in the region, Lange has created and led workshops to bring together national experts and local stakeholders to strategize comprehensive development initiatives for Western Pennsylvania municipalities and small business owners.

As STEM Outreach coordinator for CMU’s College of Engineering, and Alumni Relations for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lange is always broadening the Carnegie Mellon and scientific communities, bringing together engineers both present and future to face the environmental challenges of tomorrow.

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