WASHINGTON DiscoverE announced the 2015 New Faces of Engineering honorees. This year’s class includes 13 emerging young professionals innovating solutions in energy, technology, water resources, national security and the environment. Many previous honorees have gone on to launch global businesses and NGOs.

Since 2003, DiscoverE has honored the work of up-and-coming engineers who are already making their mark on the industry and in society. Each of these individuals is being recognized for exemplary professional achievement, as well as for a proven commitment to make the world a better place through action. From volunteering at local schools to inspiring interest in STEM careers to building footbridges in Rwanda, this year’s class is a fitting model for generations of engineers to come.

“This year’s honorees personify one of the core tenets of our profession engineering is more than just a job, it’s a way of improving the world through continuous innovation and commitment,” said Leslie Collins, executive director of DiscoverE.

Every year, national engineering societies nominate colleagues 30 years or younger for consideration. This highly coveted award is recognized as a top honor for young engineers by their peers in the engineering community, and continues to grow in prestige.

For the full list of honorees, click here.