Michael Tormey Named to ASCE 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering Collegiate Edition
Northeastern University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering student Michael Tormey was named to the 2020 list ‘New Faces of Civil Engineering Collegiate Edition’. Every year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) highlights 10 outstanding civil engineering students from across the country through the list. “Chosen for their academic accomplishments and commitment to serving others, these well-rounded students reflect the hope and promise of the next generation of civil engineers.” This is the second year in a row a Northeastern University student has received the award – Jude Arbogast, Civil Engineering student ’19, was a recipient last year.
Michael Tormey, originally from Orrington, Maine, is a fifth-year student double majoring in Civil Engineering and Economics with a concentration in Transportation. He dreams of creating sustainable urban transportation systems by creating innovative solutions to global problems built on a culmination of technical expertise and economic policy.
Tormey has utilized Northeastern’s experiential learning opportunities through three unique co-op experiences during the five years he has spent in the CEE department. He completed co-ops in land development at Vanasse, Hangen, and Brustlin, in transportation and infrastructure planning at the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and in transit planning and policy at the Boston Transportation Department. He has also been actively involved in research with faculty and study abroad programs such as Dialogue of Civilizations, where he traveled to India, Singapore, Indonesia and Tokyo to study climate change, political science and urban development.
Tormey has received many prestigious awards for his contribution and initiatives. He was recently awarded the 2020 Marshall Scholarship to study transport engineering in the United Kingdom. He also received the Donald and Holly Pottle Fund Scholarship by the Northeastern Civil Engineering Alumni Association (NUCEAO) at the 41st NUCEAO Alumni Dinner. Other awards he has received include the Northeastern University President’s Award (2018, 2019), Young Professionals in Transportation Scholarship (2018), CEE Early Contributor Award (2017), Dean’s List, Amelia Peabody Scholarship (2016-2019), and the Presidential Global Scholarship (2015).
Michael was also a student speaker at the 9th Annual Industry Leadership Night hosted by Northeastern’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department and its Industrial Advisory Board. He addressed the attendees about his passion for transportation policy.