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Wisely Award Rules


William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award

This award is a memorial of William H. Wisely, Honorary Member, ASCE, who for nearly two decades prudently guided the activities of the American Society of Civil Engineer as its chief staff officer. The award was officially instituted by the Board of Direction on May 14-16, 1983.

I.    The award may be presented annually to recognize not more than three individuals who have exhibited continuing efforts to better the history, tradition, developments and technical and professional activities of the Society. The recipient or recipients shall be members of ASCE.

II.    The Executive Committee shall recommend for approval by the Board of Direction a winner or winners.

III.    The award consists of a trophy and an honorarium to be determined annually by and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.
To nominate, submit the following:

  • A cover letter, signed by the nominator
  • An Official Award Nomination form  
  • The nominee's CV or biographical information
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions are encouraged to by August 15. Paper submissions are also accepted, in which case one copy of the complete nomination package should be received by the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.