Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today that Katie McKirahan passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. She works in Fehr Graham's Champaign office.
Becoming a Professional Engineer has always been a personal goal and an important step in McKirahan's professional career.
"Katie is an extremely valuable asset to the Fehr Graham team," said Matt Johnson, a Professional and Structural Engineer and one of the firm's eight owners. "Her drive, communication skills and passion give her the tools to provide excellent service to our clients."
Becoming a licensed professional isn't necessary for all engineering jobs, but it is the highest standard of achievement in the profession. In addition to the exam, engineers must have a four-year college degree, have at least four years of relevant work experience and apply for licensure by the state.
McKirahan, who lives in Champaign, joined Fehr Graham as an intern in 2015 and has been part of many significant projects, including wastewater treatment plant improvements in the Village of Catlin and water system improvements in the Village of Ludlow.
She is a 2017 graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.