This award is named for E. Walter LeFevre, PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE who endowed this award to recognize actions in promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism. The award was established by action of the Society in 2007.
I. The award may be made annually to the program at an academic institution that offers an EAC of ABET accredited civil or related undergraduate engineering program.
II. Membership in the Society is not a consideration for this award.
III. The Committee on Curricula & Accreditation (CC&A) shall recommend to the Executive Committee the recipient of the Award based on its evaluation of the nominations presented. Multi-year recipients shall show continued improvement and incremental achievement.
IV. Two awards may be given annually. One award category shall be for programs with greater than fifty (50) graduates (large programs) and the second award category shall be for programs with fifty (50) or fewer graduates (small programs).
V. Criteria for the Award shall include, each weighing equally: a) the percent of graduates (minimum 60% to apply) in a particular Academic Year who took the FE while enrolled in the program, b) the percent of those graduates (from 4a above) who passed the exam while enrolled in the program, c) the percent of eligible faculty who are licensed in a US jurisdiction, and d) a not-to-exceed-two page subjective, narrative evaluation detailing the extent of the curricula devoted to licensure, ethics and professionalism and activities undertaken by the Department to promote these topics to include improvement from previous Academic Years. Data to substantiate the narrative evaluation shall be provided with the application.
VI. The Award consists of a crystal award. Up to two (2) Honorable Mention awards per category, consisting of a plaque, may be presented to other deserving programs.
VII. Past recipients of the Walter LeFevre Award shall be eligible to receive the Award multiple times provided the evaluation shows additional performance which justifies receiving the Award again.
VIII. The details of the Award winning program shall be publicized through an article in an ASCE publication.
To nominate, submit the following:
Electronic submissions are encouraged to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15 for the preceding Academic Year. 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.