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2010 Society Award-Winning Journal Papers

Collingwood Prize

The Collingwood Prize is awarded to the author or authors, under 35 years of age, of a paper describing an engineering project with which the author is directly connected, or recording investigations contributing to engineering knowledge to which the author has contributed some essential contributions and which contains a rational digest of results.

 Seismic Column Demands in Ductile Braced Frames,” Journal of Structural Engineering, January 2009 by Paul W. Richards, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

J. James R. Croes Medal

The J. James R. Croes Medal is presented to the author or authors of a paper which is judged worthy of the award and to be next in order of merit to the paper to which the Norman Medal is awarded.

"Is Matric Suction a Stress Variable?" Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, July 2008 by Ning Lu, Ph.D., F.ASCE

Rudolph Hering Medal

The Rudolph Hering Medal recognizes outstanding papers that contribute to the advancement of the environmental branch of the engineering profession. 

Model Development for Biotrickling Filter Treatment of Graywater Simulant and Waste Gas: I.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, October 2008 by Sybil E. Sharvelle, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Mazdak Arabi, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Eric S. McLamore, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE; and M. Katherine Banks, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize

The Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize is presented to the author or authors of the paper that is judged to be of superior merit in dealing with a problem of flowing water, either in theory or in practice.

Deposition from Particle-Laden, Plane, Turbulent, Buoyant Jets,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, August 2008 by Alan J.S. Cuthbertson, Ph.D.; David D. Apsley, Ph.D.; Peter A. Davies, Ph.D.; Giordano Lipari, Ph.D.; and Peter K. Stansby, Ph.D.

Wesley W. Horner Award

The Wesley W. Horner Award recognizes papers that have contributed to the areas of hydrology, urban drainage, or sewerage.

Hydrologic and Water Quality Integration Tool: HydroWAMIT,” Journal of  Environmental Engineering, August 2008 by Marcelo Cerucci, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE and Gopi K. Jaligama, P.E., A.M.ASCE

Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award

The Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award is made to the author or authors of a paper published by the Society judged worthy of special commendation for its merit as a contribution to geotechnical engineering.  Papers written by young engineers are given preference.

Shear Strength of Municipal Solid Waste,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, June 2009 by Jonathan D. Bray, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE ; Edward Kavazanjian, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE; George A. Athanasopoulos, Ph.D., M.ASCE; and Michael F. Riemer, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE 

Moisseiff Award

The Moisseiff Award is given to the author or authors of an important paper published by the Society dealing with the broad field of structural design, including applied mechanics, as well as the theoretical analysis or construction improvement of engineering structures, such as bridges and frames, of any structural material.

Global Lateral Buckling of I-Shaped Girder Systems,” Journal of Structural Engineering, September 2008 by Joseph A. Yura, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Todd A. Helwig, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Reagan S. Herman, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; and Chong Zhou, Ph.D., P.E., A.M.ASCE

Norman Medal

The Norman Medal is bestowed upon the author or authors of a paper that is judged worthy of special commendation for its merit as a contribution to engineering science. 

Accuracy of Kinematic Wave and Diffusion Wave Approximations for Flood Routing. 1:  Steady Analysis” and “Accuracy of Kinematic Wave Approximation for Flood Routing.  II: Unsteady Analysis,” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, November 2008 by Tommaso Moramarco, M.ASCE; Claudia Pandolfo; and Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., D.SC., D.WRE, F.ASCE

Raymond C. Reese Research Prize

The Raymond C. Reese Research Prize is awarded to the author or authors of a paper that describes a notable achievement in research related to structural engineering.

Unified Flexural Resistance Equations for Stability Design of Steel I-Section Members: Overview,” Journal of Structural Engineering, September 2008 by Donald W. White, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

J.C. Stevens Award

The J. C. Stevens Award recognizes excellence in a paper published by the Society.  The paper is in the field of hydraulics, including fluid mechanics and hydrology.

Discussion of “Comparison of Two Techniques to Measure Sediment Erodibility in the Fox River, Wisconsin,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, May 2009 by Craig Jones, A.M.ASCE and Joseph Gailani, Ph.D. 

Arthur M. Wellington Prize

The Arthur M. Wellington Prize is awarded to the author or authors of a paper on transportation on land, on the water, in the air or on foundations and closely related subjects.

Right Turns on Green and Pedestrian Level of Service: Statistical Assessment,” Journal of Transportation Engineering, April 2009 by Sarah M. L. Hubbard, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Darcy M. Bullock, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Fred L. Mannering, Ph.D., M.ASCE