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Leemans '13 Recognized as New Face of Engineering


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) selects Cadet Adam Leemans '13 as a 2013 New Faces of Engineering-College Edition Representative.

Leemans, an ASME student member and fourth-year mechanical engineering student at the United States Military Academy at West Point, has conducted research on renewable energy integration at Army installations and is currently redesigning deployable barracks to improve energy efficiency.

Now in its second year, New Faces of Engineering College Edition recognizes the best and brightest third-, fourth- and fifth-year engineering students, whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact.

As the Brigade Energy and Environmental Officer at West Point, Leemans creates, leads, and manages energy, water, and waste conservation policy and programs for all 4,400 members of the U.S. Corps of Cadets. He previously served as assistant to the Energy Manager at the Directorate of Public Works, Rock Island Arsenal, and as an intern to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, and Environment). 

In addition, Leemans is a Engineers Without Borders board representative for the Military Academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, a College Reading & Learning Association-certified tutor in math, engineering, Russian, and economics, and team captain and member of the West Point Triathlon Team. Leemans was also a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship winner (2012), a Marshall Scholarship alternate (2012), a Rhodes Scholarship finalist (2012), and a USA Triathlon All-American (2011). 

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