2018 Rising Stars in Civil + Structural Engineering
The seventh annual Rising Stars in Civil and Structural Engineering recognizes 26 professionals, 40 years old or younger working in the U.S., who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil and and structural engineering professions, their employers, project owners, and society. Zweig Group editors selected TETER’s Megan Chang, PE as a 2018 Rising Star in Structural Engineering. Below is a brief excerpt of Ms. Chang’s accomplishments, projects and activities to date.
“Megan Chang, P.E., (age 33) TETER, LLP, Visalia, Calif., was the project manager and structural project engineer for the award-winning Kern County-Bakersfield Hall of Records Renovation project. The Hall of Records, a historic, single-story government building constructed in 1910, suffered severe concrete deterioration, corrosion of reinforcement, and structural defects. Chang worked closely with the materials science and geotechnical engineer to determine the cause of corrosion and deterioration and designed a repair compatible with the historic, carbonated concrete. As project manager and structural project engineer for the Department of Veteran Affairs – New Information Technology and Engineering Building, Chang pioneered the progressive collapse and blast resistive design, a first for the Central California VA Health Care System. She is one of the few engineers in California’s San Joaquin Valley who possess expert knowledge about the new federal requirement, Physical Security Design for VA Facilities. Chang also is the dean of leadership for TETER University, establishing its core curriculum, identifying its vision and priorities, and securing instructors. For the last three years, Chang has taught structural engineering to eighth grade girls at summer STEM camps.” – Civil + Structural ENGINEER Magazine, a Zweig Group Product
Jenn Pike-Owens, TETER’s Chief Operations Officer and Partner, has this to say about Megan Chang and her selection:
“Megan truly exemplifies what it means to be E.P.I.C! Megan is: Exceptional in her relentless pursuit of maintaining the highest professional standards, a consummate and talented Professional, Inspirational to her peers and future generations of engineering design professionals, and Connected to her A+E Team, the community in which she lives and works, and to our clients.”