Kane County engineer Carl Schoedel was awarded the 2013 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award at the Illinois Section of the American Society of Engineers annual dinner meeting, which took place Wednesday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
A news release issued by Kane County lauded Schoedel’s accomplishments. Schoedel played a role in helping to lead the Stearns Road Bridge Corridor project, and the release noted professional guidance he has given to future and junior civil engineers.
He established the first cooperative engineering education program, which provided opportunities for advancement in the profession, the release stated. Students can alternate semesters of study with “real world” work experience.
Also, Schoedel has been a board member for CASA Kane County, advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Gloria Bunce, executive director of CASA – or Court Appointed Special Advocates – said in the release that Schoedel is “a generous individual that is passionate about giving children a voice to be heard and find permanency. He is well-deserving of the award of Government Civil Engineer of the Year.”
Chris Lauzen, chairman of the Kane County Board, praised Schoedel as well.
“We are so proud to have Mr. Schoedel on our team,” Lauzen states in the release. “He is a highly respected and accomplished engineer and a humble and generous citizen in his community service to Kane County.”