Mike Soroka (BSCPE '01) has been named 2005 Engineer of the Year for the I&C (Instrumentation and Controls) and Electrical Systems Business Unit of the AREVA group, a worldwide provider of products and engineering services to nuclear energy plants and electrical power industries.
Soroka received the award for notable and consistent success in his projects, meeting challenges beyond his job description, and exceptional service to his group and his colleagues. Soroka has participated in 14 different test sequences during startup or installation of nuclear generators and has given training classes to operators at nuclear facilities in Ohio, Florida, and China. He was on the support team at last year's highly visible start-up of the Davis-Besse facility in Ohio after a two-year shutdown following the discovery of a football-shaped hole in the steel lid of the reactor. he served as senior engineer on his last two international contracts and has been involved in more than $3.5 million in projects. he is a member of the IEEE, a member of the North American young Generation I Nuclear, and an engineering mentor for the F.I.R.S.T. Lego league Team.