THE M.ENG. CLASS OF 2011 GOES TO WORK


An advanced degree can be a big competitive advantage in a challenging job market-just ask the recent graduates of Lehigh's 10-month, 30-credit, Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering program. Here's a sampling of where our newest M.Eng. alumni have taken their hard-earned places in the professional working world-and a look at who's following in their footsteps.

Robert Antes

earned his Master of Engineering in structural engineering (M.Eng.) in 2011 after earning a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (B.S.C.E.) at Lehigh in 2010. After graduation, Bob headed for Washington, D.C. and a staff structural engineering job with Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger. His work there involves all aspects of the design, investigation, and rehabilitation of structures.

Mark Beltramello

headed to Lehigh for his M.Eng. in structural engineering after earning his B.S.C.E. at Bucknell University. He subsequently landed a position with Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek in New York City. As an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.), Mark is working on both new construction and historic preservation/renovation.

Timothy Brauning

earned his M.Eng. in Structural Engineering in 2011 after earning a B.S.C.E. at Lehigh in 2010. As an undergraduate Tim won the 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers Prize for outstanding scholarship by a civil engineering senior. Today Tim works for Thornton Tomasetti in New York, where he is designing tall buildings as a structural engineer I.

Joshua Chubb

earned his B.S.C.E. in May, graduating with high honors from Lehigh. While he considers a future with a large-scale structural engineering firm, he is pursuing his M.Eng. in structural engineering.

Elizabeth Czyzewicz

graduated from Lehigh in May with both her B.S.C.E. and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Architecture. She will spend the next year at her alma mater earning her M.Eng. in Structural Engineering.

Lauren Horwath

earned her M. Eng. in structural engineering degree this year after earning her B.S.C.E. at Lehigh in 2010. After graduation she joined the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Allentown, Pa. as a project engineer. In her new job Lauren works on a construction site, assisting the project manager with managing subcontractors, estimating, scheduling, and generally helping to ensure the construction project runs smoothly.

Cecily King

graduated from Lehigh with her M.Eng. in structural engineering after completing both a B.S.E. in civil engineering and a minor in urban studies at Princeton University. Cecily is now employed as a structural engineer in the Boston office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, where she is gaining experience in structural design, rehabilitation, and investigation, as well as building envelope technologies.

Rebecca Knorr

came to Lehigh to earn her M.Eng. in structural engineering after graduating from Philadelphia University in 2009 with her B. S. Eng. in architectural engineering. As a junior engineer for the McLaren Engineering Group, Becca is the assistant project manager on a small culvert inspection project for the New York State Department of Transportation. In this role, Becca helps direct scheduling, route planning, the coordination of four inspection teams, and quality control of submitted data.

Alex Lehmann

graduated from Lehigh with a B.S.C.E. in 2010 and an M.Eng. in structural engineering in 2011. Today Alex works as a structural engineer for Weidlinger Associates in New York City as a structural engineer, doing blast analysis and structural engineering.

Ernest Maiteri

graduated in 2011 with his M.Eng. in structural engineering after earning his B.S.C.E. from Boise State University. He is currently employed by The Harman Group in King of Prussia, Pa. The newly-minted design engineer is responsible for the structural design of buildings.


Andrew Moss

graduated with his B.S.C.E. in May. He continues at Lehigh for another year, pursuing an M.Eng. in structural engineering.

Jennifer Paull

earned her M.Eng. in structural engineering in 2011 after earning her B.S.C.E. from Lehigh in 2010. She accepted a position with the Tishman Construction Company in New York City as a project engineer, where her supervisor is the structural project manager at the World Trade Center site.

Nicholas Rillstone

completed his B.S.C.E. at Lehigh before earning his M.Eng. in structural engineering at his alma mater in 2011. Nick’s since left Bethlehem for Portland, Ore., where he’s working as a structural designer for KPFF Consulting Engineers, doing new design work as well as some seismic retrofits and rehabilitation of existing structures.

Nicholas Schumacher

is pursuing his M.Eng. in structural engineering after earning his B.S.C.E. with honors at Lehigh in 2011. The former Rossin Junior Fellow spent all four of his undergraduate years holding leadership positions in the Lehigh U. chapter of Engineers Without Borders, serving as its vice president his senior year. He continues to support EWB in a consultative capacity.

Kyle Sidle

arrived at Lehigh after earning his B.S.C.E. from Penn State University and spending a year in the working world. His M.Eng. in structural engineering degree led to his current position as a foundation engineer with Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers in New York City. In his new job, Kyle is conducting structural analysis and design for support of excavation stuctures, including soldier piles and lagging, and slurry walls.

Nathaniel Spangler

graduated with his M.Eng. in structural engineering and headed for Houston, Texas and a job with URS Corporation. The new structural engineer supports the industrial process sector of URS’ work, much of which involves structures that support the oil and gas industry.

Carrie Sporck

crossed the country to attend Lehigh’s M.Eng. in structural engineering program after earning her B.S.C.E. at the University of California–Davis. Carrie today is back on the West Coast, employed as a structural designer at The Crosby Group in Sacramento. The Engineer-in-Training is currently working on a new design for a large-scale California housing and health care facility.

Dale Statler

earned his M.Eng. in structural engineering in May after completing his B.S.C.E. at Bucknell University. After graduation, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. hired Dale as an associate II structural engineer in its Princeton, New Jersey office, where Dale is engaged primarily in consulting and forensic engineering.


Michelle Tillotson

in 2011 added an M.Eng. in structural engineering to her B.S.C.E. earned at Lehigh in 2010. She continues at her alma mater in pursuit of a Ph.D. in structural engineering.


Erin Tormey

graduated with her M.Eng. in structural engineering in 2011 after earning her B.S.C.E. at Lehigh the year before. As an undergraduate Erin competed on the Lehigh diving team and served as a Rossin Junior Fellow. She was a winner of the Elizabeth Major Nevius Award for the academic year 2010–11, which is given to individuals in their fifth year of work at Lehigh on the basis of their leadership, citizenship and scholarship. In July Erin became the newest structural engineer at the New York firm Hardesty & Hanover, LLP. The company specializes in bridge work.