MFESTS honors MnSPE Members David Martini, PE, and Jacqueline Thompson, PE

MnSPE Members, Past President David Martini, PE, and Jacqueline Thompson, PE, were honored recently by The Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies (MFESTS).

Martini received the 2022 MFESTS Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award and Thompson received the 2022 MFESTS Young Engineer Award. The Britzius Award recognizes the recipient’s outstanding lifetime achievements in the practice of engineering, contributions to the engineering profession, and actions enhancing the image of engineering in our society.

Charles W. Britzius was the epitome of the distinguished engineer, having excelled in all three areas recognized by the award: he was the founder of Twin City Testing, inc.; was a long-time contributor to MnSPE and ASCE; served as mayor of Deephaven; and was a tireless supporter of numerous professional and civic causes.

The Young Engineer Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an engineer less than 35 years of age. Nominees are judged on the basis of educational and collegiate achievements; professional society activities; civic and humanitarian activities; continuing competence; engineering achievements; and overall professional experience. Jacque now works in North Carolina and was unable to receive the award in person.

MFESTS is a federation of fifteen engineering-related societies within the State of Minnesota, representing approximately 6,000 individual members. Its mission includes  Facilitating collaboration between member societies, promoting engineering in the wider community; providing professional development for engineering professionals; and recognizing outstanding individuals within its member societies.