Walters wins ASHRAE distinguished service award
Friday, March 19th, 2010
Filza Walters, director of the architectural engineering program at Lawrence Tech, was
presented with an ASHRAE distinguished service award at the 39th annual Gold Award Banquet of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) on Feb. 18.
This year’s Gold Award Recipient was Stephen Kirk, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, an executive education instructor at Harvard School of Architecture and Design, and the founder of Kirk and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm based in Grosse Pointe Park.
An active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Detroit chapter, Walters has held many offices and is the incoming chair of its Professional Development Committee. She has served as the regional vice chair for research promotion for Region V and was the first woman president of the Detroit chapter. She has also contributed to technical committees and spoken at the annual conference. She is co-faculty advisor of the student branch of ASHRAE at Lawrence Tech.
Also receiving ASHRAE distinguished service awards from the Detroit chapter of ASHRAE were the chapter president, Rick Sutkiewicz of ThermalNetics, and several board members, including Mark Sedmak of the University of Michigan, Daniel J. Englehart, and Derek Crowe of Peter Basso & Associates.
Also attending the banquet from Lawrence Tech were President Lewis Walker, Provost Maria Vaz, Interim Dean of Engineering Nabil Grace, Interim Associate Dean of Engineering Elin Jensen, Associate Professor Janice Means, Trustee John Petty, and Mark Brucki, Howard Davis, and Angeline Zelenak of the Office of University Advancement.