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Housner Medal Rules


George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medal

This medal is named for George W. Housner, Ph.D., M.ASCE who was a Professor at the California Institute of Technology and who is known for pioneering contributions to the field of structural control and monitoring of civil infrastructure systems. The medal was established by action of the Society on July 29, 2011.

I.     The medal may be awarded annually to one individual in recognition of
outstanding research contributions to the broad field of structural control and health monitoring.  
II.   Membership in the Society is not a consideration for this award.
III.   The Awards Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Institute shall recommend for EMI Board approval the name of the recommended winner. With EMI Broad approval the recommendation shall be presented to the Executive Committee for final action.
IV.   The medal will be presented at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Annual Conference, ASCE Annual Conference, or a mechanics conference co-sponsored by the Society.
V.   No one shall receive the medal more than once.
VI.   The award shall consist of a medal.
VII.   The year of first award shall by 2012.

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

Nominations are to be submitted by November 1. Electronic submissions are encouraged to Paper submissions are also accepted, in which one copy of the complete nomination package must be received by the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20141-4400.