Stanford MS-CEE Civil Engineering Sustainable Design and Construction University of Wyoming Architectural Engineering with Honors Professional Engineer - CA License C86962 LEED Green Associate
Gretchen Heberling Schimelpfenig
Resides in E Palo Alto CA
For Mail Only: PO Box 306
Greensboro, MD21639
Fax: 443-926-9310

Schimelpfenig engineering • energy •
PE • construction

My Recommendations

Sponsor Organizations for my Scholarships and Fellowships

List of awards

Web links may expire, so a local copy (usually PDF or JPG file) has been provided. Many of these awards are related to specific projects which I have led or been a team member (Projects page here)


U.S. Green Building Council, MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow, for Summer 2014. (Renamed as Schneider Fellows in 2015 by the Stanford University Haas Center for Public Service.) Press links to follow as released. Linked In Update here. USGBC Press Release Here - See Page 4. Final Report on Geothermal Energy Opportunities in the USA


Winner, Victor O. Schinnerer Summer Research Fellowship on "Navigating Sustainability" Schinnerer Press Release Schinnerer website   complete report (pdf)    online interactive presentation   NSPE recognition

LEED Green Associate Certification Renewal through 2015 (pdf)


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), "New Faces in Engineering" ASCE web site   local copy   more from the University of WY   about ASCE nominees   the competition


National Association of Professional Engineers in Industry Award NSPE announcement (pdf)   local copy

Association of General Contractors Scholarship Award AGC (pdf) Foundation Report with Scholarship list   local copy

Association of Civil Engineers Y.C. Yang Award web link to ASCE scholarship list    local copy of announcement   local copy of scholarship list

Vanguard Women in IT Award, for my interests in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and energy analyses of structures local copy

CMAA (Construction Management Assoc.) Scholarship for Mid-Atlantic region, in which I discuss a possible franchise structure for a green building services firm, the fictitious "Eco-Shops" web link local copy

National Remodeling Scholarship web link local copy

Wire Reinforcement Institute Award web site local copy

Lee Evans National Assoc. of Home Builders Award web site local copy



Association for Non-Destructive Testing Award ASNT web link   local copy

Wyoming Engineering Society Carl Osland Scholarship local copy

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology Park Espenschade Memorial Scholarship Winner (IEST web link no longer available) local copy

2010 University of Wyoming, G. Heberling, Mortar Board President web link   local copy    Chicago National Convention Press Release

2010 Polish-American Engineers Scholarship web link (pdf)   local copy



AREMA John J. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship for Railway Engineering, in which I discuss developments for modern terminus structures web link   local copy

University of Wyoming McElhone Symphony Awards web link   local copy

University of Wyoming Mining Competition - "Most Innovative" Award (using RFID devices combined with modified personnel procedures for mining safety) web link   photo   press release

ENTELEC Wayne Black Scholarship, for a discussion on ways to improve labor retention in the engineering/telecommunications sector web link   local copy



Northrop Grumman Engineering Award for Caroline County, MD press release in Star-Democrat newspaper   local copy

National Federation of Independent Business - Entrepreneurial Award for Gretchen Heberling's business "Capital Players" web link   local copy   letter from Senator Barbara Mikulshi regarding award

My Employers

Exponent Engineering Oakland CA MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow, US Green Building Council Victor Schinnerer Insurance Underwriting - Construction Specialties Johns Hopkins CTY - Instructor University of Wyoming Honors Department Office Assistant Ace Hardware - Customer Service

Recommendations ( At LinkedIn )

Isis Murillo, Construction Consulting - Project Manager, Exponent Engineering

"Go-getter is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of Gretchen. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her while at Exponent, in which she has assisted me on various projects. Above all, I was impressed with her willingness to always go above and beyond to get things done quickly and accurately. Gretchen would be a true asset on any team requiring project controls, QA/QC, and project/program management support."

Craig Steigerwalt, Construction Consultant, Exponent Engineering

"Gretchen is fantastic to work with - very detail oriented and never turns down an opportunity to help. Her optimistic attitude and eagerness to learn rubs off on everyone in the group, making her an outstanding asset to the Company. There's no task I wouldn't trust her to accomplish to the highest degree of quality."

Winnie (Davis) Hung, Senior Manager, Exponent Engineering

"Gretchen is a very conscientious and organized worker. She excels in training and performing knowledge transfer (especially in P6 scheduling) with people of various skillsets and background. She is on top of her tasks and a responsible team member."

Dan Winters, Senior Fellow - Business Strategy and Finance, USGBC

"Gretchen's tenure as Stanford MAP Fellow was spent onsite at the US Green Building Council in Washington DC where she tackled several high-profile projects, delivered exceptional work, and emerged as a strong leader. I highly recommend Gretchen on the basis of her technical expertise, strong work ethic, and advanced communication skills. You can check out some of Gretchen's topical work at Please reach out to me for additional details"

Frank Musica, Senior Risk Management Attorney at Victor O. Schinnerer & Co:

"As a Research Fellow, Gretchen's task was to determine through online research, personal interviews and analysis of proprietary claims information, the aspects of sustainable design and construction that would have the greatest impact to design professionals. Based on her examination of the information, she worked with professional staff to document recommendations for professional practice. Her research paper, made available to the entire community of designers and constructors, provides the background information and analysis to assist firms in approach sustainable design and construction in a prudent manner. Her project as a Research Fellow will have a lasting impact ." Service Category: Writer/Editor Year first hired: 2013 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative"

Ryan Kobbe, Academic Professional at UW:

"As a student services coordinator and lecturer for the College of Engineering and Applied Science, I work closely with many of our students. Within this capacity, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ms. Gretchen Heberling. ,,, As an instructor, I credit Gretchen for not only facilitating her own success, but also for acting as a valued resource in the classroom. Always inquisitive, Gretchen was willing to ask critical questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. She works well with her peers, and is an effective team leader with many friends in engineering and the humanities."

Duncan Harris, Director at UW:

"I have known Gretchen Heberling primarily as a staff person in the University Honors Program office, but I have also seen her present papers at conferences, and I have heard her play the violin as first chair in the university orchestra. She is a remarkably intelligent and competent young woman with a wide range of talents. "