The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is the lead society in the National Engineers Week program that celebrates the contributions engineers make to society and encourages engineering as a career path among young students by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. National Engineers Week is being celebrated Feb. 20-26. For information about the program, visit www.EWeek.org.

ASHRAE has twice served as lead organization in National Engineers Week. In 2003, ASHRAE launched the New Faces of Engineering program as part of the annual celebration.

The New Faces program promotes the accomplishments of young engineers across various disciplines by highlighting their engineering contributions and resulting impacts on public welfare. The program targets engineers ages 30 and younger. Engineering associations, societies, and government groups nominate candidates, who are selected for recognition in USA Today each year.

This year’s New Face of Engineering is Tracey Jumper, general manger/commissioning-project manager at Cornerstone Group Commissioning Ltd. in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jumper is leading the way in demonstrating that building commissioning can be a best strategy for reducing energy use and costs while increasing comfort and healing in health-care buildings. She engineered a process that translates industry commissioning guidelines into effective quality-control tools for end-users. The process is suited to how people and systems operate in environments in which system efficiency and environment quality are patient-critical over the life of the building.

Several events will take place in conjunction with National Engineers Week, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Feb. 24 and the Future City Competition.

Additionally, ASHRAE has announced New Faces of Engineering, College Edition. The program will promote the accomplishments of fourth- and fifth-year engineering students by highlighting academic successes and student contributions to the industry and sponsoring society. The New Face from each society will be announced no later than May 15.