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Clark School Alumnus Named Young Engineer of the Year

Dwight Williams, Ph.D. '05 nuclear engineering.

Dwight Williams, Ph.D. '05 nuclear engineering.

Clark School alumnus Dwight Williams, Ph. D. '05 nuclear engineering, has received the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Young Engineer of the Year Award for 2005.

NSPE presents this national award to the engineer under the age of 35 who has made the most significant contributions to society and the engineering profession. Williams is a 34-year-old chief engineer and principal nuclear physicist with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

In his current position, Williams oversees all nuclear, biological, and chemical analysis within the Technical Applications Division of the DoD. Prior to his work with the DoD, he instructed international scientists in gamma-ray spectroscopy in preparation for their service within the United Nations system in Vienna, Austria.

Williams also was the 2003 Young Engineer of the Year in the state of Maryland and the 2004 District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies Young Engineer of the Year.

The NSPE is the national society of engineering professionals from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 50,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters.

August 24, 2005

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