Karen Schulte Recognized in Engineering “40 Under 40” List
Mechanical Engineer Cited for Professional and Personal Leadership
Baltimore, MD—May 26, 2020
Mueller Associates has announced that Karen Schulte, PE, CPD, LEED AP, has been recognized by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine as one of the nation’s leading engineering professionals. Schulte, a mechanical project engineer, has been named one of CSE magazine’s 2020 “40 Under 40” award recipients. The honor recognizes nonresidential building industry professionals nationwide for exceptional professional and personal leadership.
Schulte joined Mueller in 2006. Over the past 14 years, she has engineered HVAC and plumbing systems for major projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic including the renovation of the historic George Washington University Corcoran School for the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C., Duke University’s new InterProfessional Education and Care Building in Durham, N.C.; and George Mason University’s Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall in Fairfax, Va. Currently, she is designing systems for the Smithsonian Institution’s Bird House and Marvelous Migrations Exhibition at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the new Fine Arts Center at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. She has also played an instrumental role in meeting the stringent schedules and unique engineering and design requirements of Mueller’s longest-serving client, Northrop Grumman.
The CSE jury noted Schulte’s extensive commitment to professional and community service. She is the “Women of ASPE Liaison” for the Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and has also served as the chapter’s “Young Professionals Liaison.” She is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Always a team player, Schulte has been a leading fundraiser for the Maryland Special Olympics and participates annually in the organization’s Corporate Polar Bear Plunge in the Chesapeake Bay.
Schulte is a professional engineer and a certified plumbing designer. She is LEED-accredited through the U.S. Green Building Council. She holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a Mechanical Emphasis from Pennsylvania State University (2006).
“If the technical expertise, breadth of experience and confident attitudes don’t impress you, then the dedication given to mentoring, the community and family certainly will,” said Amara Rozgus, editor-in-chief of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. “The 2020 40 Under 40 winners are more creative, focused and passionate than most professionals at the early phases of their careers, leading them to succeed in their respective professions.”