Carrie Molhman is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is pursuing a master’s of science in civil engineering with a focus on transportation. As a graduate research assistant maintaining a 4.0 grade average, she is conducting research on commercial driver fatigue and compiling commodity flow surveys for counties in Nebraska. She also served as a professional technical worker during a summer internship with the Public Works and Utilities of Lincoln, Neb., where she oversaw sidewalk construction and worked closely with contractors on completed quantities and quality control. In her spare time, Molhman volunteers with the “Road, Rails and Racecars” afterschool mentoring program for middle school students, which encourages young adults to explore careers in the transportation field.
Danielle Soriano is a senior at the University of Florida and is working toward a B.S. in civil engineering with a minor in urban and regional planning. In addition to maintaining a 3.74 grade average, she serves as vice president for the school’s Women’s Transportation Seminar and as the campus involvement chair for the Theta Tau Co-ed Professional Engineering Fraternity. She is a member of the local chapters of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Soriano has also worked as an undergraduate research assistant at the university’s Transportation Research Center helping construct traffic networks, analyze traffic data, evaluate computational methodology documents and compare analysis algorithms.
The awards program is a signature initiative of the association’s Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Council, which promotes “leadership and career advancement for women in the industry through mentoring, recognition, educational activities and networking.”