City Engineer Honored with State's 2016 Young Engineer Award


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City Engineer Honored with State's 2016 Young Engineer Award

Posted: 11/01/2016
Karen McKeehanKaren McKeehan, a civil engineer with the City of Knoxville since 2006, has been awarded the 2016 Young Engineer Award by the Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 

Since 2013, McKeehan has overseen Knoxville’s pavement program, one of Knoxville’s largest capital improvement projects, as well as other road, sidewalk and greenway projects. McKeehan provides supervision to professional and technical staff for completion of plans and specification.

The Young Engineer Award was instituted by the Tennessee Section of the ASCE in 1988. The award is given to an outstanding member of the ASCE who is age 35 or younger.

McKeehan earned her master’s degree in environmental engineering in 2006 from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 2004. Upon graduation from UT, she began work for the City, and she’s progressed from Civil Engineer I to Engineer IV.

Founded in 1852, the ASCE is America’s oldest engineering society. There are currently 150,000 members in 177 countries.