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Neel-Schaffer's Sloan Ziegler Wins National Young Engineer Award from ASCE

JACKSON, MS — Dr. Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, PE, Ph.D., ENV SP, CECP, of Neel-Schaffer was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which awarded her with the 2023 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement.

Sloan Ziegler joined Neel-Schaffer in 2023 and serves as an Environmental Senior Project Manager based in the Jackson, Mississippi, office. She has 13 years of extensive and diverse experience. Sloan Ziegler is active in multiple engineering organizations, including serving as President Elect of ASCE’s Environmental & Water Resources Institute.

The ASCE Young Engineer Award winner is selected annually by the ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members, and the award salutes “professional achievement in service to the advancement of the profession, evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity, and contributions to public service outside their career.”

“This recognition speaks volumes about Jennifer’s dedication and expertise,” said Melinda McGrath, PE, Executive Vice President for Neel-Schaffer’s Central Region. “Not only is she a remarkable asset to Neel-Schaffer, but her drive for excellence is evident to our clients and the broader engineering community. It’s an honor to count her as part of our team.”

Sloan Ziegler received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. She holds two degrees from MSU, a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering and a Master of Science in civil engineering, water resources emphasis, and she earned a master’s certificate in coastal engineering from the University of New Orleans.

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