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National Engineer's Week


About Engineer's Week


National Engineers Week was established in 1951 to help increase public understanding of the engineering profession. In the Delaware Valley, Engineers Week program have been held since 1953. The programs are sponsored by a collaboration of engineering societies, government agencies, universities, and major corporations representing thousands of engineers. Engineers Week is a strong venue to inform our citizens of the value of engineers, celebrate engineering technology and innovation, and cultivate interest in math, science and engineering among the nation's youth - tomorrow's work force.
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The Philadelphia Business Journal

Every year, The Philadelphia Business Journal partners with The Engineer's Club of Philadelphia and produces a supplement for Engineer's week.

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2024 DVEW Opening Ceremony

Register here for the Opening Ceremony
Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 5:00pm
at Hilton Philadelphia City

Register For DVEW Opening Ceremony

2024 DVEW Young Engineers Social

Register here for the Young Engineers Social (YES)
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
at Yards Brewery

Register for the Young Engineer's Social

DVEW Information

Become A Sponsor

Sponsors receive special benefits, and help the cause. You can advertise directly with The Engineer's Club of Philadelphia, or in the Philadelphia Business Journal Supplement.
2024 DVEW Sponsorship brochure

DVEW 2024 Information

Engineer's Week is February 15-24
All relevant information for DVEW 2024 is contained in the flyer.

See the DVEW Flyer

Engineers Of The Year 2024

Robert M. Wright, PE- 2024 Engineer Of The Year

Congratulations to Robert M. Wright! He was elected Engineer of the Year for 2024!

Robert Wright serves as a Project Manager at McMahon, a Bowman company, at the firm’s office in Center City PhiladelphiaThformer McMahon Associates was acquired by Bowman Consulting Group in spring2022, and it will be rebranded as Bowman at the start of2024. Bob manages traffic and transportation design projects for various private and public clients, with his primary focus on City of Philadelphia and agency efforts. He has been with the firm since 2017having served at two other consulting firms in Philadelphia over the course of eleven years prior to that. The bulk of Bobcareer was in government service, where he held various positions at the City of Philadelphia Department of Streets over a 27-yearspan, culminating in his appointment as Chief Engineer and Surveyorin2005. As such he directethe Department’s Engineering, Survey and Design Division, which is responsible for all transportation/roadway design, bridge design and construction, field surveying, regulation of property lines, and road/right-of-way records. He was involved in numerous major highway and transportation design projects during his career at Streets, including the PennDOT efforts for completion of the I-95Airportsections and Center City access, and the completion of theI-676Vine Street Expressway across Center City, as well as management of over 60 major highway/transportation projects sponsored by the Department, with a combined construction value of over$130 million. Bob graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Urban Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in four states. He has worked ovarious transportation improvement projects in the Philadelphia area, as well as several in New York City, during his 44-year career in the industry. 

Bob has been an active member of several professional and technical societies for many years.
He is a Fellow and Life Member in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)and has been an ASCE member starting with his involvement and activity as a Student Member in PennStudent Chapter. He is an active member of the Philadelphia Section, where he has served as Secretary and Section President (1993-94and is a chair/member of several committees, including the position of Editor of the Sectionnewsletter, The News, for the past twenty years.
He has served in several leadership capacities in the ASCE Pennsylvania State Council, a group tharepresents and coordinates the activities of the four ASCE Sections in the Commonwealth (Central Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). He is currently the Councils Vice Chair, following three terms as Chair (2018-21). The Council directly coordinates activities to conduct in-person visits to/discussions with members of the Pennsylvania Legislature each spring and develops the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Report Card, which is updated and released on a 4-year cycle (the most recent being the 2022 edition).
He is a Senior Member in the American Society of Highway Engineers, where he has served the Delaware Valley Section on its Board of Direction and as Section President (2014-15). He currently serves as Section Executive and is chair/member of several committees, including the position of Editor of the Sectionnewsletter, The Transportation Times
, for the past eighteen years. 
He is a member of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, where he has served on its Board of Direction and aClub President (2010-12). He is involved in the Club’s Engineers Week Committee, on which he has held several leadership positions for the past 26 years, including Committee Chair, and continues to serve as the groups Vice Chair for Public Relations/Outreach. He is additionally the current President of the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation (PEF), the charitable arm of the Club which administers and raises funds for student scholarships that are awarded during Engineers Week. 
He is also a member of the American Public Works Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

Bob has served as an 
instructor for various courses and sessions in these programs:
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, guest lecturer and professional advisor for student/senior design projects,1983-2016
Philadelphia Department of Streets/Community College of Philadelphia Construction TechnologyProgram,1988-2005
Urban Engineers Training Institute,2007-15
McMahon University (internal training group),2017-19

Bobs efforts and diligence have been cited in his recognition for the following honors and awards:
American Society of Civil Engineers, Philadelphia Section, Young Government Engineer of the Year,1988
ASCE, Philadelphia Section, Presidential Award, 1993, 2010, 2014, 2023
ASCE, Philadelphia Section, Transportation Engineer of the Year, 2001
American Public Works Association, Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works, Public Works Leadership Fellow, 2015
American Society oHighway Engineers, Delaware Valley Section, Member of the Year, 2023

Bob has had the following articles and papers published:
“Moving Lincoln”, The Scanner (Newsletter of the American Society of Highway Engineers), Fall2003-4
Delaware Valley Section Projects of the Year”, The Scanner, Summer 2004
“Context-Sensitive Design for Urban Transportation in West Philadelphia”, paper presented at Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting, 2006, co-authors J. M. Casello, V. R. Vuchic.
“Mobility at What Price?”, CE News, August 2007
“Why Don’t They Get It?”, CE News, December 2011

Community service is very important to Bob, and he has found ways to "give back” through these groups and activities:
Member and Officer, Southwark House, Area House Committee (1974-2002)
Member, Board of Directors, United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia (1983-86)
Advisor, University of Pennsylvania Transportation Systems Engineering design courses (1983-2016)
Member and Vice Chair, University of Pennsylvania Transportation Systems Engineering Alumni Council (1996 to present)
Member, University of Pennsylvania Transportation and Livability Forum (1999-2003)American Red Cross (1988 to present), whole blood donor (over120 units to date)

Bob was born and raised in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the history of the city and its transportation network (mostly through reading), gardening, tinkering around the house, walking, bowling, model railroading, an occasional attempt at golf, and following the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers. He remains a fan of Big Five college basketball, which he has closely followed since hwachildHe and his wife, Gail, have been married for 41 years and have been active residents of theicommunity in Roxborough for the past 37 years.

Samantha Jean Winterburn - 2024 Young Engineer of the Year

Congratulations to Samantha Winterburn! She was elected Young Engineer of the Year for 2024!

Samantha Jean Winterburn was fortunate to have encouragement from an early age to study STEM subjects. Combining her love of science with her concerns for ensuring access to a technical education, Samantha has used her roles as a professional leader to build support from the student level to introductory career level.

Enrolling at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, Samantha pursued a 
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and focused on the key role of chemical engineering in sustainability. Recognized as an academically motivated student, Samantha achieved the Bantivoglio Honor Concentration that cultivates leadership, community service, and civic engagement while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5.As part of other engineering clinic, Samantha was an active team member of the Think Like a Girl Engineering Kits start-up company that was devoted to empowering young girls to pursue STEM through activities, crafts, real world women engineer role models, and stories that make engineering attainable and fun.

Samantha started her professional career in Philadelphia at chemicals ingredient manufacturer INOLEX Inc., derived from the words INnovation, TechnOLogy, and Excellence, as a Process Development Engineer in the summer of 2016. Samantha immediately started to develop value opportunities working with R&D and production teams through helping to adopt the Principles of Green Chemistry and life cycle thinking. Shortly after, Samantha was promoted to Technical Buyer, allowing her to develop strategic material sourcing initiatives as part of a deliberate corporate shift towards sustainability.

Samantha was promoted again to the Contract Manufacturing Manager and now Leads the operational and procurement efforts in INOLEX’s sustainability initiatives including RSPO program management, sustainable feedstock sourcing, and Life Cycle Analysis data gathering and management. Included in her management efforts are working within the international regulatory environment, such as ensuring that both INOLEX and suppliers are REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) compliant in order to import goods into Europe under this regulation. Samantha has traveled to Brazil, South Korea, India, and all over the US to work with manufacturers directing product scale up and supply chain execution, as well as implementing new processes and training operators and engineers on how to successfully manufacture INOLEX products to the highest quality standards. Samantha has also obtained a Certified Supply Chain Professional certificate to support bringing business acumen to the ever-evolving global marketplace and is currently leading a team of 8 international salespeople in an effort to offer INOLEX products through partners to indie brands all over the world. Samantha was also recognized for her performance as a two-time Inolex Award winner: the Core Value Award, “True to Our Word” (2021) and the Innovation Award (2022).

Samantha is passionate about developing our next generation of engineers. She has participated in an internship and co-
op program at INOLEX in which engineering students complement their studies with a structured exposure to significant and meaningful in-plant experience. Besides her full-time job, Samantha is the Chair and Board Member of Rowan University’s Chemical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). Chairing the IAB provides Samantha with the opportunity to receive important feedback; and provide guidance and support to Rowan’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The IAB provides a crucial link between the chemical engineering department and alumni, students, faculty, the entire engineering college, the university as a whole, as well as industry and the government.

In addition, Samantha 
mentors' students and recent graduates by reviewing their resumes or advising them on their professional career paths, while stressing the benefits of being active in technical professional societies such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)and the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. At the K-12 level, Samantha has focused on attracting more women to the engineering field, showcasing supply chain value engineering, especially as science fair topics.

Samantha is active with multiple technical org
anizations such as AIChE, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Institute for Sustainability, and the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. In the Philadelphia area, she has been deeply involved with AIChE’s local Delaware Valley Section (DVS), where she has held numerous executive positions, recently serving as local section chair. For her exemplary performance advancing the Chemical Engineering profession, AIChE-DVS recognized her with the 2023 Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award. At both the local and national level, Samantha supports programs to measure the health of local sections and enhance strategies 
to grow membership.


1877 Club

Aero Aggregates

Franklin Sponsors


American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Delaware Valley Section

American Society of Civil Engineers, Philadelphia Section

Burns Engineering, Inc.


STV, Inc.

THA Consulting, Inc.

Urban Engineers, Inc.

Edison Sponsors

American Society of Highway Engineers, Delaware Valley Section








Michael Baker International

Modjeski and Masters

Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers

Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Remington Vernick & Beach Engineers

Temple University, College of Engineering

Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.


Washington Sponsors

American Society of Highway Engineers, South Jersey Section
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, Delaware Valley Chapter
KMJ Consulting, Inc.
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services 
McCormick Taylor, Inc.
Peirce Engineering
Rowan University 
Society of Fire Protection Engineers 
Villanova University 

Baxter Sponsors

Dawood Engineering
Drive Engineering 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Philadelphia Section
Institute of Transportation Engineers, Mid-Atlantic Section (MASITE) 
JBC Associates Inc
McHugh Engineering Associates, Inc.
Menna Engineers & Associates LLC
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor
Robert M. Wright, PE

Slide Rule Sponsors

Ruben D. David, PE
Kittelson & Associates
Chris L. Rood, PE
Jennifer K. Walsh, PE

Special Recognition

Event Sponsor - Young Engineers 

Media Sponsor
   The Philadelphia Business Journal 
Public Relations and Outreach     
   Assistance – Devine + Partners               
   Christine Reimert      
   Emma McClain