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Huntsville Center engineers take special S.A.M.E awards

Huntsville Center Public Affairs Office
Published March 21, 2013
Huntsville Center's Jeff Coulston and Kim Edwards show off their awards after the Society of American Military Engineers Huntsville Post ceremony Feb. 21.

Huntsville Center's Jeff Coulston and Kim Edwards show off their awards after the Society of American Military Engineers Huntsville Post ceremony Feb. 21.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--Two U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center employees received special recognition Feb. 21 from the Society of American Military Engineers Huntsville Post.

     Kim Edwards, an electrical engineer in Huntsville Center’s Electronic Security Branch of Engineering Division, was named the S.A.M.E. Young Engineer of the Year.

     Edwards serves as a project engineer for Huntsville Center’s Electronic Security Systems Mandatory Center of Expertise.  According to her nomination, “Edwards served as lead engineer for conducting a Business Case Analysis for the peninsula-wide Electronic Security Systems in Korea.  Technical recommendations and engineering solutions were provided which constitute the basis for the path ahead relating to Electronic Security Systems that will be installed peninsula-wide in Korea.

     Edwards also led the effort to form a partnership between Huntsville Center Engineering Directorate employees and students in the Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Changing Lanes Mentoring Program, mentoring two students.

     Jeff Coulston, supervisory civil engineer and chief of the Structural Engineering Division was named the S.A.M.E. Engineer of the Year.

     Coulston has worked diligently to establish his branch as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts in blast design and explosives safety siting; a team that is now recognized by all Department of Defense services as experts in

these fields. 

     Coulston also distinguishes himself within the Corps for his ability to solve engineering problems with innovative solutions.  As a recognized expert in blast design and explosives siting, he is routinely called upon to update engineering guidance documents and standard design. He is a member of the Huntsville S.A.M.E. post and a registered professional engineer in Alabama.

               The awards banquet concluded a weeklong observance of National Engineers Week.