HDR’s Lara Syrocki Honored in Crain’s Michigan 2019 List of Notable Women in STEM

Lara Syrocki

HDR’s Lara Syrocki, P.E., has been selected by Crain’s Michigan as a Notable Woman in STEM 2019 honoree. Recipients are selected based on career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community and mentorship of others.

A standout in helping women reach their full potential in engineering, Syrocki, a senior project manager, is a founding member of HDR’s Women in Science & Engineering initiative. Using a grassroots approach, she helped outline the need for WISE — offering quality soft skills program development — and grew the group to more than 500 members in just two years.

“Her passion for making a difference in the world and promoting and supporting women in engineering and other STEM fields is infectious, making it hard not to want to join her,” said HDR Senior Vice President Colleen Scholl.

Syrocki earned an Envision® Sustainability Professional certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. She shares her environmental engineering knowledge through engagement in a host of professional organizations. Syrocki has held leadership roles in several organizations, including the Society of Women Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, Nebraska Industrial Council on the Environment, American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies.