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2010 Award Winners

     


     

     Clough, Wayne 
    G. Wayne Clough,
    Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
      
       

    ASCE Presidents’ Award

    The ASCE Presidents’ Award commemorates the nation’s first President, who was a civil engineer and land surveyor. The award recognizes an ASCE’s member’s distinguished service to his or her country.

    G. Wayne Clough, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 ASCE Presidents’ Award for his long-standing commitment to diversity, and extensive experience in public policy issues at the local, state and national levels. 

    Frevert, Donald 
     Donald K. Frevert,
    Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE
     

      

    Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award

    The Arid Land Hydraulic Engineering Award is given in recognition of original contributions in hydraulics, hydrology including climatology, planning, irrigation and drainage, hydroelectric power development, navigation specially applicable to arid or semi-arid climates or contributions to the understanding and development of new technology in river basins.

    The 2010  Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award  is presented to Donald K. Frevert, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE for contributions to water management in the arid and semi-arid, including development of RiverWare and SAMS software for efficient water management, service to the profession through ASCE and federal agency committees such as the Federal Interagency Subcommittee on Hydrology. Dr. Frevert has had the vision to organize, support, and complete in an efficient and timely manner projects leading to significant contributions to our understanding of the hydrology and management of water systems in arid and semi-arid environments. Two major examples are his leadership role in the development of the popular RiverWare and SAMS (Stochastic Analysis, Modeling and Simulation) software for more efficient water management in major river basins in the arid and semi-arid West, such as the Rio Grande, Colorado, Truckee and Yakima. Dr. Frevert participated with development teams from the University of Colorado and Colorado State University in the securement of funding, technical monitoring, and agency oversight. Of particular importance was assurance that the software would be useful to Dr. Frevert’s own Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and its partnering agencies. Despite the heavy demands of his job at the USBR, Dr. Frevert has displayed an unusual ability to remain active in research and scholarly work, as demonstrated by his authorship or co-authorship of many technical publications and books. His work on evapotranspiration, leakage detection in irrigation canals, and irrigation return flow modeling is particularly noteworthy. His work on the Hydrologic Modeling Inventory is also an important contribution, as many of the tools listed there are useful in water management in arid and semi-arid regions. His books are a major contribution to the hydrologic modeling area. Finally, Dr. Frevert’s devotion to his profession is amply demonstrated through his multitude of unselfish service activities within the federal government and ASCE.

    Barsoom,Joseph 
     Joseph W. Barsoom
    P.E., L.S., M.ASCE
     
     

    Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award

    The Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a member of ASCE who, through research, planning, design or construction, has advanced the art, science and technology of pipeline engineering.

    The 2010 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award is presented to Joseph W. Barsoom P.E., L.S., M.ASCE for the advancement of pipeline engineering, in particular his development of engineering standards and practice for trenchless rehabilitation of wastewater pipelines. Mr. Barsoom is a professional of utmost integrity who has contributed to the advancement of information and engineering for pipeline design, installation, rehabilitation and inspection. His background includes three decades of service to the City and County of Denver during which time he rose to the position of Director of the Wastewater Management Division. Since retiring, he has served as a part-time consultant to major engineering consulting firms bringing his municipal experience to a variety of pipeline construction and rehabilitation projects. During his time with the City and Country of Denver, Mr. Barsoom established the Wastewater Management Division as a highly progressive agency that was an early adopter of trenchless technology. He also engaged in many professional activities to further research and development within the pipeline industry. Mr. Barsoom currently serves as the Chairmen of the F17 Committee on Plastic Piping Systems of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and as the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Barsoom is a graduate of Assiut University in Egypt with a B.Sc. in mining engineering and holds an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. He was selected as Trenchless Technology Person of the Year in 2000. ASTM International recognized his contributions with its Frank W. Reinhart and Henry W. Kuhlmann Award, Special Service Award, Paul Finn Award and the ASTM Award of Merit, the highest Society recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

     Soules, James 
     James G. Soules,
    P.E., S.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE
     
     

    Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award  

    The Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award recognizes contributions to the advancement of the energy field in research, planning, design or construction.

    James G. Soules, P.E., S.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE has been awarded the 2010 Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award for leadership and service to the energy industry by preparing for publication the 2010 edition of the “Guidelines for Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical Facilities”.  Greg worked tirelessly with  his committee members in developing the report and was instrumental in getting the revised Edition of the report completed based on the latest state of the art design for a safe facilities. Greg’s contributions to the Energy Division has been invaluable and our committees would not have been able to carry on the work and efforts without Greg’s involvement  and contributions.  

       

    Maurice A. Biot Medal

    The Maurice A. Biot Medal was established to recognize the lifetime achievement of Dr. Maurice A. Biot and is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions to the mechanics of porous materials.

    Robert W. Zimmerman, Ph.D. has been selected to receive the 2010 Maurice A. Biot Medal for his outstanding contributions in applying poroelasticity to rock mechanics and flow in fractured media.

    Krzewinski, Thomas 
     Thomas Krzewinski,
    P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
     
     

    Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award

    The Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award is given to a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers or of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers for either a specific instance that has had a continuing benefit in understanding and goodwill, or a career of exemplary professional activity that has contributed to the amity of the United States and Canada.

    Thomas Krzewinski, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE is the winner of the 2010 Can-Am Civil Engineering Amity Award for his many years of exemplary Geotechnical Engineering in the north country and the presentation and publication of many papers on Cold Regions Engineering for foundations, pipelines, railroads and mine development in the northern USA and Canada. In his 37 year career as a Professional Engineering consultant in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Mr. Krzewinski has worked almost entirely on cold regions problems involving pipelines, railroads, mines and structure foundations. During this career he has also been exemplary in the presentation and publication of the results of his work; thereby serving to educate the public and other professionals in state of the art considerations and solutions to the thorny problems of building in the North. Many of the more than 60 projects on his resume have involved joint work with Canadian engineers and consultants. Recent significant work includes ongoing field and design studies for the Canada Chrome Railroad from James Bay to Thunder Bay, the proposed Alaska Gas Pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Edmonton and the Canadian McKenzie Gas pipeline. Mr. Krzewinski has also participated in several joint USA-Canadian planning sessions and workshops on Arctic pipelines and on global warming considerations and frost effects on foundations. Through his efforts as noted above, Mr. Krzewinski has become a noted authority on building in the north country as well as influencing the direction of future research on climatic warming effects and control. Mr. Krzewinski has contributed more that 30 engineering publications as primary or co-author, and made presentations at almost all of the 14 ASCE Cold Regions Engineering specialty conferences held since 1980. He also co-edited the ASCE monograph “Thermal Design Considerations in Frozen Ground Engineering.” Mr. Krzewinski attends and presents at the Canadian and International Conferences on Permafrost and at the ISCORD conferences. He has enhanced Canadian and International good will by serving on and chairing many ASCE and International committees. Mr. Krzewinski was also selected as the Anchorage region “Engineer of the Year” for 2009.

    Brandenberg, Scott 
    Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE 
    Cerato, Amy 
     Amy B. Cerato,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award

    The Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments as evidenced by completed works, reports or papers in the field of geotechnical engineering. The award was established to provide professional development opportunities for outstanding young practitioners, researchers and teachers of geotechnical engineering.

    The 2010 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award is presented to Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE and Amy B. Cerato, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE.

    Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, is recognized for outstanding contributions to characterization of lateral spreading efforts on pile foundations and engineering applications of geophysics. Professor Brandenberg’s research interests are related to geotechnical earthquake engineering with emphasis on the behavior of pile foundations in liquefied and laterally spreading ground, applications of geophysics to non-invasively image subsurface soil properties and embedded objects, the seismic performance of earthen levees founded on peaty organic soils, and physical testing and analysis of seismic site response under extreme loading conditions. He has compiled an extensive record of publications in top journals and conference proceedings, presentations at top conferences, and impact in engineering practice. Professor Brandenberg generously donates his time to professional societies including ASCE/GI and EERI through service on numerous boards and committees and journal paper reviews. Particularly noteworthy is his outstanding service as advisor to numerous student professional societies.

    Amy B. Cerato, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE is honored for her outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and service to the geotechnical engineering profession. Dr. Cerato has rapidly established an outstanding record in geotechnical research and education focusing on expansive soils, soil stabilization and robust foundations for marginal soils. The depth and breadth of her professional accomplishments in geotechnical engineering represent an early career geotechnical engineer who has already created significant works, furthered the profession and shows great promise to continue her outstanding contributions.

     Peterka, John 
     Jon A. Peterka,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    Jack E. Cermak Medal

    The Jack E. Cermak Medal was established by the Engineering Mechanics Division/SEI to recognize Dr. Jack E. Cermak’s lifetime achievements in the field of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics.

    Jon A. Peterka, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Jack E. Cermak Medal for his lifelong contributions to the research and applications of wind engineering to practice and development of ASCE 7. His career in the field extends over 40 years and includes co-founding the leading wind consulting firm CPP Inc., overseeing the wind engineering studies of over 1000 buildings and structures, and actively participating in the development of codes and standards in the USA. He has published over 130 papers in both refereed journals and in conference proceedings. Among his many research achievements he undertook pioneering work with Dr. Cermak that first identified in a systematic fashion the statistical distributions of wind pressure fluctuations on buildings. He has been very active in the development of the wind provisions of the ASCE 7 Standard – Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Structures. This has included undertaking the statistical analyses that established the current design wind speed map for most of the USA in the ASCE 7 Standard. He has been chair of the ASCE committee writing a standard for wind tunnel testing of buildings and structures and publication of this document will be a significant step forward in standardizing procedures for wind tunnel testing of buildings.

     Salas, Jose 
     Jose D. Salas,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
     

    Ven Te Chow Award

    Established in 1995, the Ven Te Chow Award recognizes individuals whose lifetime achievements in the field of hydrologic engineering have been distinguished by exceptional achievement and significant contributions in research, education or practice.

    Jose D. Salas, Ph.D., M.ASCE is the winner of the 2010 Ven Te Chow Award for his extensive contributions in the field of stochastic hydrology and time series analysis, physically-based hydrology, drought characterization, and for his contributions to education through books and publications. Over the course of almost four decades, Professor Salas and his team have made significant contributions in diverse such as time series analysis, multivariate models, aggregation and disaggregation of hydrologic data, and on the use of non-parametric methods in hydrology. Of note is the use of these techniques for better understanding and modeling of the Colorado River, the Nile and Great Lakes basins. His early work suggested that sudden shifts observed in some geophysical processes may be forced by major oceanic atmospheric processes such as El Niño and changes in the inter-tropical convergence zone. Professor Salas has conducted extensive studies in characterizing droughts and introduced the concept of return period and risk in connection to droughts. His concepts on spatial analysis of hydrologic data have been applied to a variety of hydrologic processes including infiltration, precipitation, groundwater water contamination, regional drought identification, and crop yield. His work on regional frequency analysis of floods and extreme precipitation is noteworthy and he is credited with the concept of “population index flood” approach that is useful for characterization of homogeneous regions. He has devised methods to study nonlinear and intermittent processes to study streams in Arizona and California. In the process, he has been an excellent educator and mentor as evidenced by hi books and numerous students who have benefitted from his guidance.

    Morioka, Brennon 
     Brennon T. Morioka,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    Civil Government Award

    The Civil Government Award recognizes those members of the engineering profession who have rendered meritorious service in elective or appointive positions in government.

    The 2010 Civil Government Award is presented to Brennon T. Morioka, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE for his leadership and distinguished service to Hawaii in serving as Director of the Department of Transportation, and for excellence and dedication in bringing communities together and promoting recognition of civil engineering through his work and prominence in the community. Dr. Morioka currently serves as Director of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Transportation (DOT). He previously served as Deputy Director for the Highways Division for three years. The DOT is responsible for operating and maintaining 15 airports, 10 commercial harbors, and close to 2,500 miles of paved roadways across the state. Dr. Morioka and his department have played an integral role in revitalizing Hawaii’s economy and ensuring that special way of life both residents and visitors alike have come to expect. Under his leadership, Dr. Morioka has worked with legislators and community members to propose a comprehensive $4 billion Highways Modernization Plan to upgrade the state’s highway system and address critical transportation issues. Dr. Morioka has also led the Department’s effort to implement a $618 million Harbors Modernization Plan to increase cargo capacity and improve the efficiency of operations at airports and commercial harbors. Dr. Morioka possesses a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. He has served as Geotechnical Committee Co-Chair for the ASCE Hawaii Section since 2000. His strengths as a leader also lie in his ability to work and communicate effectively with the community through openness and collaboration. He has always stressed the importance of assuring public awareness, participation, and involvement in the development of projects. Through such efforts, Dr. Morioka has clearly shown his ability to effectively lead, and undertake planning and improvement efforts in a manner that is sensitive to the community interests and concerns, to the benefit of the civil engineering profession and ASCE.

    Richards, Paul 
    Paul W. Richards,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
      
     

    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.

    Paul W. Richards, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 Collingwood Prize for the paper, “Seismic Column Demands in Ductile Braced Frames,” Journal of Structural Engineering, January 2009. In ductile braced frames, column seismic demands depend on strength of ductile elements and yielding patterns that occur during earthquake loading. Column demands were investigate in buckling restrained braced frames (BRBFs), special concentrically braced frames (SCBFs), and eccentrically braced frames (EBFs) with varying heights (3, 9, and 18 story) and strengths. Dr. Richards’ paper discusses the differences from his research with demands commonly used in Design. He found that axial loads in columns at the base of 9- and 18-story BRBFs and EBFs were 55-70% of demands commonly used in design, and that low-rise SCBFs with braces in the 2-story X-configuration had column axial demands greater than 100% of common design values.

    Schmitt, Harrison 
    Harrison H. Schmitt,
    Ph.D., A.M.ASCE 
     
     

    Columbia Medal

    The Columbia Medal is granted for sustained outstanding contribution to the advancement of aerospace engineering, sciences and technology in at least one of the following areas: teaching, research, design, development, planning, construction, management, or direct participation in space-borne missions and/or ground-support activities.

    The 2010 Columbia Medal is presented to Harrison H. Schmitt, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE for sustained outstanding contribution advancing aerospace engineering as a scientist-astronaut and for his contributions as pilot of the lunar module for Apollo 17. Born in Santa Rita, New Mexico, Dr. Schmitt grew up in nearby Silver City. He received a B.S. degree in science from the California Institute of Technology in 1957 and then spent a year studying geology at the University of Oslo in Norway. He received a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University in 1964, based on his geological field studies in Norway. In December of 1972 as Apollo 17 astronaut, he became the only scientists to set a foot on the Moon. In August 1975, Schmitt resigned from NASA and was elected as a US Senator from New Mexico. Dr. Schmitt is chair of the NASA Advisory Council, whose mandate is to provide technical advice to the NASA Administrator. Dr. Schmitt is an adjunct professor of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the founder and serves as chairman of Interlune Intermars Initiative Inc., an organization whose goal is to advance the private sector’s acquisition and use of lunar resources. Dr. Schmitt has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of aerospace engineering, sciences and technology.

     Soibelman, Lucio 
    Lucio Soibelman,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
      
     

    Computing in Civil Engineering Award

    The Computing in Civil Engineering Award recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution in the use of computers in the practice of civil engineering.

    Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., M.ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 Computing in Civil Engineering Award for innovative and high quality research related to data mining and knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) applied to construction and infrastructure management problem domains, and for an inspiring level of service to the Computing in Civil Engineering community. Professor Soibelman is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research has focused on the development of data mining and knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) frameworks, algorithms and processes for application to datasets in construction and infrastructure management application domains. Professor Soibelman combines significant practical experience, having run his own construction company in Brazil, with deep knowledge of computer science, to define and address difficult data-related problems in the construction- and infrastructure-oriented domains. This area of inquiry is driven by a vision of the impact to the AEC Industry of sensor data driven construction project management and infrastructure maintenance and management. Professor Soibelman's research has concentrated on: (1) studying the increasing amount of available construction/infrastructure management data; (2) developing methods, processes, and tools for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases to generate novel knowledge from large construction/infrastructure management databases; and (3) better management of the large amount of available construction/infrastructure management data with the development of improved information retrieval methods. Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) and Data Mining (DM) are technologies that combine techniques from machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, statistics, databases, and visualization. By developing new KDD/DM technologies and by integrating and adapting existing ones, Professor Soibelman has been able to derive new principles and methodologies that allow infrastructure and construction managers to better manage complex infrastructure-oriented data, and to extract from that data concepts, causal relationships, and patterns of interest.

     Hanna, Awad 
     Awad Hanna,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    Construction Management Award

    The Construction Management Award is presented to a member of the Society who has made a definite contribution in the field of construction management in general and, more particularly, in the application of theoretical aspects of engineering economics, statistics, probability theory, operations research and related mathematical oriented disciplines to problems of construction management, estimating, costs accounting, planning, scheduling and financing.

    The 2010 Construction Management Award is presented to Awad Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE for his significant contributions as a construction educator and researcher to quantify the impact of construction contract change orders and to address major construction productivity issues. Dr. Hanna has published over 100 refereed technical journal articles on construction-related topics with special emphasis on labor productivity, construction methods, and knowledge-based systems. He has published ten major productivity-related books that have addressed the effects of absenteeism and turnover on labor productivity, the impact of change orders on labor efficiency, manpower loading, optimal peak workforce, optimal project duration, the effect of multi-story construction on productivity, and the effect of temperature on productivity. Dr. Hanna has presented over 100 professional seminars across the United States and Canada on improving construction labor productivity and improving project performance through proper pre-construction planning. He was the winner of an international competition for the Best Innovative Ideas in Construction.

     Lu, Ning 
     Ning Lu,
    Ph.D., F.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.

    The winner of the 2010 J. James R. Croes Medal is Ning Lu, Ph.D., F.ASCE for the paper, "Is Matric Suction a Stress Variable?" Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, July 2008. The paper clarifies and addresses two fundamental questions regarding the appropriate use of matric suction in unsaturated soil mechanics: Is matric suction a stress variable? And is matric suction stress state variable? These questions are examined by employing the universally accepted mechanical equilibrium principle, the concept of representative elementary volume (REV) for air-water-solid multiphase porous media, and physical and logical reasoning.

    Tang, Alex 
    Alex K.K. Tang,
    P.E., F.ASCE
      
     

    Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award

    The Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award is presented to an individual who has made a definite contribution to the advancement of lifeline earthquake engineering.

    Alex K.K. Tang, P.E., F.ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award in recognition of his service to the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering and to the engineering profession for his contributions to the understanding of earthquakes on lifeline facilities and development of methods to mitigate their effects.  

    Schnoor, Jerry 
    Jerald Schnoor,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, NAE 
     
     

    Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture

    The Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture is awarded to a distinguished environmental engineer whom the ASCE Executive Director will invite to deliver a lecture at a given meeting of the Society.

    The 2010 Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture is presented to Jerald Schnoor, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, NAE for pioneering research and philosophy in global air pollution issues and the linkage to surface water acidification and quality and for advancing the theory and practice of hydrologic sciences, including watershed and reservoir modeling. Professor Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his research using mathematical models in science policy decisions. Professor Schnoor chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ORD Board of Scientific Counselors, 2000-2004, and is a member of EPA's Science Advisory Board and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences (NAEHS) Council. He is considered one of the founding fathers of phytoremediation. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science and Technology.

     Burke, Christopher 
     Christopher B. Burke,
    Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE
     
     

    Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award

    The Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award is presented to a member, except an Honorary Member, of the Society who is judged to have contributed substantially to the status of the engineering profession by establishing a reputation for professional service.

    The 2010 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award is presented to Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE for outstanding service to the profession of engineering demonstrated by technical merits, leadership efforts in his company and in classrooms and laboratories at several universities, and his commitment to improving the civil engineering profession through the guidance of young engineers. Dr. Burke has advanced the profession through the employment and development of many civil engineers. In 1986, he started a consulting engineering and surveying firm. It has since grown to 420 employees and brings in fifty interns during the summer. Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois with nine branch offices in Illinois and Indiana. Dr. Burke has actively developed numerous programs and processes within his firm to ensure that young engineers have opportunities to develop public speaking, management, and presentation skills. Outside the office, Dr. Burke is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and presents seminars on storm water, wetlands, and ethics. He has served actively in many professional organizations. Furthermore, he and his wife have established endowments and scholarships for students at Purdue and VMI. In 2009, Dr. Burke received the Civil Engineer of the Year Award from the Illinois Section of ASCE and the Corporate Philanthropic award from the West Suburban Philanthropic Network recognizing his community service. He has been widely recognized with awards too numerous to mention, but more interestingly, he was awarded the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award in 1986 from ASCE. In addition to his obvious work with students and young engineers, his passion for engineering is probably most visible through the impacts he has had on his own children. Three of his four children have either graduated from or are pursuing civil engineering or construction degrees.

    Bobo, Loreen 
    Loreen Bobo,
    P.E., M.ASCE
     
    Ching, Florence 
    Florence Ching,
    P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Hing, Caleb 
    Cheng Lok Caleb Hing,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Priddy, Lucy 
     Lucy Priddy,
    P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Snyder, Deborah 
    Deborah A. Snyder,
    P.E., M.ASCE, LEED AP
     
     

    Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement

    The Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement is made to younger members of ASCE (35 years of age or younger) who are judged to have attained significant professional achievements by the degree to which they have served to advance the profession; exhibited technical competence, high character and integrity; developed improved member attitudes toward the profession; and contributed to public service outside their professional careers.

    Loreen Bobo, P.E., M.ASCE; Florence Ching, P.E., M.ASCE; Cheng Lok Caleb Hing, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Lucy Priddy, P.E., M.ASCE and Deborah A. Snyder, P.E., M.ASCE, LEED AP are the recipients of the 2010 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement.  

    Loreen Bobo, P.E., M.ASCE excels in all areas of engineering; education, employment, professional society involvement, and community service. At work, she is currently the Assistant Maintenance Engineer responsible for all permits and contracts on state roads in two Central Florida counties. When she isn’t busy with work or producing technical papers, Ms. Bobo is volunteering for her professional organization or the community. Within ASCE, Ms. Bobo has held almost every volunteer position that exists for the East Central Branch and its Younger Member Group. She has also held multiple Section positions, served on two society-level committees, and was one of fifty distinguished Civil Engineers to attend the 2006 Civil Engineering Summit.

    Florence Ching, P.E., M.ASCE is an outstanding engineer and leader that gives back to her profession and the community. At the Pacific Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Florence manages over $167 million worth of military projects, including: the Hickam Air Force Base laboratory facility, the Ford Island Pacific Warfighting Center instruction facility, and the Hawaii Marine Corps helicopter flight training facility. Florence has held many ASCE positions that range from numerous Younger Member leadership roles to committee member positions on the Hawaii Section Membership Committee and the ASCE Committee on Diversity and Women. Outside of work and ASCE, Florence is dedicated to the community by volunteering for the Junior League of Hawaii, the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Special Olympics Hawaii, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, just to name a few.

    Cheng Lok Caleb Hing, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE designs bridges, retaining walls, and other forms of infrastructure as a structural engineer at Micahel Baker Jr. in Arlington, TX. Cheng’s work in the field of quantitative nondestructive testing has been published in ASCE journals and other conference proceedings. Dr. Hing has been extremely active with ASCE’ Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). He has served as the SEI PR liaison, member of the SEI National Technical Program Committee, Vice Chair of the SEI Business and Professional Activities Division, and member of the SEI Membership Committee, just to name a few.

    Lucy Priddy, P.E., M.ASCE was a 4.0 student and president of the ASCE Student Chapter. Her dedication to Civil Engineering and ASCE continue. Lucy is currently employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering Research and Development Center at Vicksburg. She has contributed to over 40 journal articles and technical reports relating to airfield and pavement design, and was recently selected as one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Emerging Leaders. Lucy’s recent contributions to ASCE and the community have included volunteering as secretary and treasurer of the Mississippi Section, serving on the Vicksburg National Engineers Week Committee, volunteering with the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program, and serving on the University of Mississippi Engineering Advisory Board for the ABET Accreditation Committee.

    Deborah A. Snyder, P.E., M.ASCE, LEED AP is currently a Technical Operations Manager and Project Manager with CDM Federal Programs Corporation. Her projects include providing assessment services to the EPA for multiple sites; developing over 350 work plan addenda for the Department of Transportation for the removal of asbestos in Libby, MT; and the civil site design of a system upgrade for Denver’s Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. Even more impressive than her work is her dedication and passion for the community and the advancement of Civil Engineering. Deborah has received multiple awards and has been featured in Workforce Diversity, a magazine for women and minority professionals. One of her greatest contributions to Civil Engineering was her involvement with the ASCE Task Committee that planned the 2006 Summit on the Future of Civil Engineering. Deborah continues to be involved with her recent appointment to the ASCE Strategic Planning Committee.

     

    Naess, Arvad 
     Arvid Naess,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
     

    Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal

    The Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal recognizes distinguished achievement in safety and reliability studies applicable any branch of civil engineering.

    Arvid Naess, Ph.D., M.ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal for outstanding contributions to the reliability of offshore structures and other complex engineering systems through the development of novel analytical and numerical procedures. Dr. Naess has been a prolific researcher and scholar for many years. His contributions are notably relevant from both a theoretical and a practical viewpoint, with his primary focus being on structural reliability and other problems modeled as stochastic dynamical systems. The specific problems he studies are of great practical significance, but are extremely difficult from a mathematical viewpoint. They include the nonlinear response of ships and offshore structures to wave loading, stochastic problems of load combination and statistics of extreme response, and reliability assessment of marine structures in the stormy sea environment. These problems are complicated by the nonlinearities resulting from such phenomena as fluid drag forces, partial inundation of the structure, non-Gaussian wave effects, impact, and pull-down effects in tension leg platforms. The novel methods developed by Dr. Naess to address these difficult problems are characterized by careful mathematical modeling that accounts for the important physical and mathematical features, and innovative numerical techniques for computing the relevant statistics in an accurate and computationally efficient manner. Although Dr. Naess has primarily focused on marine structures, many of his research results also have much broader applicability. For example, he has recently developed a practical and elegant method to estimate the probability distribution of the extreme value of any time series by accounting for the statistical correlation between successive peaks. This development clearly has the potential for application in a great variety of areas.

     Camotim, Dinar 
     Dinar Camotim,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
     

    Shortridge Hardesty Award

    The Shortridge Hardesty Award is given to a member or members of the Society who have contributed substantially in applying fundamental results of research to the solution of practical engineering problems in the field of structural stability.

    The 2010 Shortridge Hardesty Award is presented to Dinar Camotim, Ph.D., M.ASCE in recognition of sustained and substantial contributions to the field of structural stability during his career of active teaching and research. The groundbreaking work of Dr. Camotim has significantly enhanced understanding of the mechanics and structural stability of thinned-walled and cold-formed steel structural members. Additionally his scholarship and service has positively impacted many global design standards.

     Sharvelle, Sybil 
    Sybil Sharvelle,
    Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
     
     Arabi, Mazdak 
     Mazdak Arabi,
    A.M.ASCE
     
     Banks, Katherine 
    M. Katherine Banks,
    Ph.D., P.E., 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.

    Sybil Sharvelle, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Mazdak Arabi, A.M.ASCE; Scott McLamore, S.M.ASCE; and M. Katherine Banks, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE have been selected to receive the 2010 Rudolph Hering Medal for the paper, “Model Development for Biotrickling Filter Treatment of Graywater Simulant and Waste Gas: I.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 134(10), 813-825. In this work, a mathematical model was developed to simulate a biotrickling filter for simultaneous treatment of graywater stimulant and waste gas contaminated with ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. The model accounts for mass transfer of gas phase contaminants into the liquid phase and subsequent transfer into a biofilm where microbial conversions of contaminants are modeled by Monod kinetics. The work involved a set of lab-scale tests to estimate parameters for each of the two components of the model. Separation of parameter estimation both decreased the total number of parameters estimated simultaneously and ensured that each component of the system was adequately represented. Process performance, as predicted by the calibrated model, was compared to results from the operation of bench-scale reactors. The model was capable of accurately predicting contaminant removal and thus was used to make a preliminary assessment on the feasibility of a proposed dual treatment biotrickling filter system. This model is a valuable tool not only to describe and predict process performance, but also to identify relevant design parameters.

     

    Cuthbertson, Alan 
     Alan J.S. Cuthbertson, Ph.D. 
     Apsley, David 
    David D. Apsley,
    Ph.D.
     
    Davies, Peter 
    Peter A. Davies,
    Ph.D.
     
    Lipari, Giordano 
    Giordano Lipari,
    Ph.D
     
    Stansby, Peter 
    Peter K. Stansby,
    Ph.D.
     
     

    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.

    The 2010 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize is presented to 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. for the paper, “Deposition from Particle-Laden, Plane, Turbulent, Buoyant Jets,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, August 2008. The authors performed a comprehensive set of laboratory experiments and applied a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model to the problem of particles settling from a submerged two-dimensional buoyant jet released horizontally into quiescent water as in the discharge of wastewater from ocean outfalls. Particle deposition patterns showed a large deposit near the source of the rising jet with gradually decreasing deposits with distance from the source due to the gravity current formed at the water surface. Good agreement was obtained between the experimental data and the CFD model with respect to the amount ofdeposition as influenced by inertia, gravity, buoyancy and particle settling velocity.

     Rogers, Peter 
     Peter Phillips Rogers, Ph.D., M.ASCE  
     

    Julian Hinds Award

    The Julian Hinds Award is given to recognize the author or authors of that paper that is judged to make the most meritorious contribution to the field of water resources development. That award may also be made to an individual for notable performance, long years of distinguished service or specific actions that advanced engineering in the field of planning, development, and management of water resources.

    Peter Phillips Rogers, Ph.D., M.ASCE has been selected to receive the 2010 Julian Hinds Award for four decades of pioneering leadership, beginning with the Harvard Water Program, in water resource systems engineering, infrastructure planning and management, and water policy with particular concern for economic development and problems in developing regions. He has authored one book, co-authored 14 more, authored 36 book chapters, and written 80 peer-reviewed papers. He has for 40 years been a leader in the development of water resource systems methods, and their application around the world, particularly in the context of economic development in the third world. He was one of the first participants in the Harvard Water Program in the 1960s, and went on to join the Harvard Faculty, and its Center for Population Studies. He has worked extensively with the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, and the Organization for Economic Development. He has been an advisor for the governments of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Puerto Rico, China and Ethopia. He has also worked extensively with the United States government including the Norht Atlantic Reigonal Water Resources Student in the late 1960’s, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change.

     Sayenga, Donald 
    Donald Sayenga 
     

    Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award

    The Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award is presented to those persons who, through writing, research or other efforts, have made outstanding contributions to a better knowledge of, or appreciation for, the history and heritage of civil engineering.

    Donald Sayenga is the recipient of the 2010 Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award for original scholarship on the history of wire, wire strand and wire rope, and their applications in civil engineering and for research into the lives and works of the notable bridge engineers John Roebling, Washington Roebling, Charles Ellet and James Finley.

     

     Cerucci, Marcelo 
    Marcelo Cerucci,
    P.E., A.M.ASCE 
     
     Jaligama, Gopi 
     Gopi K. Jaligama,
    P.E., A.M.ASCE
     
     

    Wesley W. Horner Award

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

    Marcelo Cerucci, P.E., A.M.ASCE and Gopi K. Jaligama, P.E., A.M.ASCE have been selected as the 2010 Wesley W. Horner Award recipients for the paper, “Hydrologic and Water Quality Integration Tool: HydroWAMIT,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, August 2008. The nominated work developed a spatially distributed and continuous hydrologic model focusing on total maximum daily load (TMDL) projects. The hydrologic and water quality integration tool (HydroWAMIT) is a spatially distributed and continuous time model that incorporates some of the features of previous developed and wildly used models and tools to provide a robust modeling structure for TMDL projects. HydroWAMIT assumes that the soil profile is divided into saturated and unsaturated layers. The water available in the unsaturated layer directly affects the surface runoff from pervious areas. Surface runoff from impervious areas is calculated separately according to precipitation and the impervious fractions of the watershed. Baseflow is given by a linear function of the available water in the saturated zone. The utility of HydroWAMIT is illustrated for a Watershed in New Jersey. The model was calibrated, validated, and linked to the WASP. The results show that HydroWAMIT is a feasible alternative to HSPF and SWAT, especially for large-scale TMDLs that require particular processes for water quality simulation and minor hydrologic model calibration effort.

     

         
    Roeder, Charles 
     Charles W. Roeder,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    Ernest E. Howard Award

    The Ernest E. Howard Award is given to a member of the Society who has made a definite contribution to the advancement of structural engineering through research, planning, design or construction.

    The 2010 Ernest E. Howard Award is presented to Charles W. Roeder, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE for his outstanding contributions to research and practice in the seismic resistant design of structural steel buildings, bridge bearing design and bridge thermal movement design. Professor Roeder has made outstanding contributions to structural engineering of which the following three are the most significant; structural steel seismic-force-resisting-systems for buildings; bridge bearings; and temperature effects for bridges. The impact of his work goes well beyond academia. Professor Roeder has worked to ensure that his research is important to, and transferred into, practice. To that end, he has given unstintingly of his time to furthering the field of structural engineering. His research on thermal movements in bridges forms the basis for the current AASHTO provisions for establishing thermal movements for steel and concrete bridges.

    Kockelman, Kara 
    Kara M. Kockelman,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
    Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo 
    Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos,
    Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
     
     Schafer, Ben 
    Benjamin W. Schafer,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Rahtje, Ellen 
    Ellen M. Rathje,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
    Wagener, Thorston 
    Thorsten Wagener,
    Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
      
     

    Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes

    The Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes are awarded to members of the Society, in any grade, for notable achievements in research related to Civil Engineering. Preference is given to younger members (generally under 40 years of age) of early accomplishment who can be expected to continue fruitful careers in research.

    Kara M. Kockelman, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Benjamin W. Schafer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Ellen M. Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Thorsten Wagener, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE are the recipients of the 2010 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes.
    Kara M. Kockelman, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE was selected for her contributions in the areas of data acquisition and analysis for highway safety, urban systems forecasting, vehicle design, road pricing, spatial statistics, and energy savings, providing objective answers to multi-faceted questions that facilitate decisions in transport planning and policy-making. Dr. Kockelman has produced extensive and exceptional contributions in data analysis for transport project and policy evaluation. She is the primary author of a National Academy report on speed limits as they relate to crash frequency and severity and has other seminal contributions in that area. Her many contributions in the area of credit-based congestion pricing, a term she coined, won her ASCE’s Bartholomew Award in 2007. For the past two years, she has served as the youngest member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee for the Study of on Relationships Among Development Patterns, VMT, and Energy Conservation, and provided a comprehensive commissioned report on how transport strategies compare to all other carbon-saving strategies. Her urban systems forecasting work won her MIT Technology Review’s Top 100 (young) Innovators Award in 2002.

    Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE was selected for research on frame and wall structural systems that opened new doors of perception and enabled use of strain-hardening fiber-reinforced concrete, a highly effective composite, to improve the safety and behavior of connections and members subjected to intensive shear force.” Dr. Parra-Montesinos pioneered research on the use of steel-fibers in earthquake resistance of concrete structures.He is recognized internationally in the application of high-performance fiver-reinforced cement composites. His work in the use of this material for improving the performance of structures in seismic zones led to the Shah Family Innovation Prize. His work is providing the knowledge needed for transferring information obtained in the laboratory to implementation in the field. He has performed landmark work on the shear behavior of frame and slab systems and has explored the use of strut-and-tie models for application to design codes and procedures.

    Ellen M. Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE was selected for research in geotechnical earthquake engineering, including the evaluation of earthquake-induced landslides and the effect of soil conditions on earthquake ground shaking as well as her efforts to apply remote sensing techniques to geotechnical and earthquake engineering. Dr. Rathje has focused her research on developing technically robust solutions that are useful to engineering practice for a range of problems in geotechnical earthquake engineering including displacements in landfills and dams, soil liquefaction and ground failure, local site effects, as well as slope displacements. She has leveraged observations she has personally made through participating in post-earthquake reconnaissance studies after a number of major events as a way to calibrate and validate her analytical and numerical studies.

    Benjamin W. Schafer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE was selected for research that resulted in significant contributions to the advancement in understanding of the stability of thin-walled steel members. Dr. Schafer has a major research emphasis in the area of the behavior and design of thin-walled cold-formed members. In this field, he is recognized as one of the top three individuals internationally. His specific interest lies in “The Direct Strength Method” of cold formed member design. The current procedure used by engineers involves the analysis of each element of a member, determining the design strength due to stability, yield, or other failure mechanisms of that element and then determining the controlling condition to determine the member’s strength. Dr. Schafer’s method looks at the member as a whole, and using techniques such as Finite Strip Analysis, finds the failure mode as well as the effect of interaction between the elements making up the member, a major difficulty with the current methods.

    Thorsten Wagener, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE for pioneering research on rainfall-runoff modeling in gauged and ungauged catchments that has significantly advanced engineering practice and research related to flood forecasting and the sustainability of water resources systems under the risks posed by climate change. Dr. Wagener has made exceptional contributions to the areas of flood forecasting and sustainable water resources engineering through his research advanced in rainfall-runoff modeling for both gauged and ungauged watershed systems. His software tools are being used around the world in flood prediction. His national and international collaborative research has directly influenced operational flood forecasting in the US National Water Service and in South Africa.

     

       

    Hydraulic Structures Medal

    The Hydraulic Structures Medal is awarded to an individual or individuals for significant contributions to the advancement of the art and science of hydraulic engineering as applied to hydraulic structures.

    The 2010 Hydraulic Structures Medal is awarded to Charles C.S. Song, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE for achievement in analysis of tunnel filling transients and design of transient relief measures. Dr. Song is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota where he also had an appointment at the St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Structures Laboratory. Dr. Song is a recognized expert in analysis of tunnel filling transients and design of transient relief measures. He has made many significant contributions to the advancement of hydraulic evaluation and design in addition to teaching and mentoring many future hydraulic engineers.  

    Kobyashi, Nobuhisa 
     Nobuhisa Kobayashi,
    Ph.D., M. ASCE
     
     

    International Coastal Engineering Award

    The International Coastal Engineering Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of coastal engineering in the form of engineering design, teaching, professional leadership, research, planning, or a combination thereof.

    Nobuhisa Kobayashi, Ph.D., M. ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 International Coastal Engineering Award in recognition of his service to the international coastal engineering profession through his advancement of techniques for analyzing coastal structures and coastal sediment processes, for his effective professional leadership, and his dedication to the training of future engineers. Dr. Kobayashi has been a research and educational leader in coastal engineering for thirty years. He and his students have developed a variety of techniques and numerical models to examine the interaction of water waves with breakwaters and with beaches. His breakwater modeling efforts have helped move breakwater design away from empiricism. The nearshore models have provided realistic tools to examine both the hydrodynamics, but also the sediment processes within the surf zone, including the run-up on the dry beach. These models have been successfully verified in the laboratory and the field and used by others around the world, including the Corps of Engineers. In addition, he has trained large number of PhD students at the University of Delaware and is currently directing their Center for Applied Coastal Research. Dr. Kobayashi has also played an important role within ASCE in developing the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute and steering the Coastal Structures conferences for decades.

     Schipper, Henry 
    Henry Schipper 
     

    ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award

    The ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award is given annually to a reporter or reporters whose news coverage enhances public understanding of civil engineering.

    The 2010 ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award is presented to Henry Schipper for his outstanding depiction of the state of the nation’s infrastructure and its impact on individuals and communities (“The Crumbling of America,” June 22, 2009). Aimed at a broad national audience, “The Crumbling of America” highlights the ways in which neglected infrastructure impacts individuals and communities.

     

    Leshchinsky, Dov 
    Dov Leshchinsky,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
     

    Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award

    The Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award recognizes contributions to design or construction of foundations, earthworks, retaining structures, or underground construction. Emphasis is placed on constructed works in which serious difficulties were overcome or substantial economies were achieved.

    The 2010 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award is presented to Dov Leshchinsky, Ph.D., M.ASCE for his innovative contribution to the unified method of design and analysis of earth retaining structures and slopes as well as the implementation of such technology through computer software and continuing education. Professor Leshchinsky is a highly recognized professor and researcher in geotechnical engineering, with a focus in the fields of earth retaining structures and slope engineering. His computer codes for the design of mechanically stabilized earth walls and steep soil slopes is world renown. Professor Leshchinsky is also very actively involved in continuing education efforts in the field of geotechnical engineering and has taught countless short courses and seminars for both national and international agencies.

     Lerner-Lam, Eva 
     Eva Lerner-Lam,
    M.ASCE
     
     

    James Laurie Prize

    The James Laurie Prize recognizes contributions to the advancement of transportation engineering in research, planning, design, or construction.

    Eva Lerner-Lam, M.ASCE has been selected as the 2010 James Laurie Prize recipient for her visionary efforts in advancing the state-of-the-art in transportation engineering throughout the world, both as a practicing engineer and as an ASCE advocate. Especially noteworthy have been her efforts in advancing cooperative activities between the United States and China. In over 30 years of practice of transportation engineering, planning, operations, research and policy making Ms. Lerner-Lam has provided vision and leadership. Her leadership in the area of transit standards and transportation security is noteworthy. Ms. Lerner-Lam is the President of the Palisades Group. She has provided leadership to ASCE and its Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), having served as T&DI’s President, chair of T&DI’s Transportation Security Committee, chair of the executive committee of the former ASCE Urban Transportation Division and served on the expert panel for the 2005 ASCE Report Card on America’s Infrastructure. In addition to her service to ASCE and T&DI Ms. Lerner-Lam served as a member of the New Jersey Transit Corporation Board, the Project Director of the Federal Transit Administration’s 2006 State of the Art Report on Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems and a member of TRB committees.

       

    Walter LeFevre Award

    The Walter LeFevre Award recognizes academic institutions for their outstanding actions in promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism.

     
     Kansas State 2010 

    The 2010 Walter LeFevre Award for Large Program is presented to the Kansas State University Architectural Engineering Program for exemplary promotion of licensure, ethics and professionalism in engineering education in a large program. The recipient for this year’s Award for Small Program is the United States Military Academy Civil Engineering Division for exemplary promotion of licensure, ethics, and professionalism in engineering education in a small program. 

    Ritchie, Stephen 
     Stephen G. Ritchie,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
     

    Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award

    The Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award recognizes the best example of innovative or noteworthy planning, design or construction of transportation facilities.

    The 2010 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award is presented to Stephen G. Ritchie, Ph.D., M.ASCE, for his innovative work in the development and application of new technologies in transportation engineering. Dr. Ritchie has been prominent in the development of new technologies and methods for use in roadway maintenance and traffic control. His initial work on roadway distress characterization using expert systems has influenced numerous other researchers and has had a real impact on practice. His work on incident detection and response using neural networks and real time expert systems is forming an integral part of urban traffic control centers, beginning with the demonstration project within Dr. Ritchie’s University of California Institute of Transportation Studies. He is now contributing work on vehicle emissions, especially greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. As a professional leader, Dr. Ritchie has been one of several leading figures in the application of artificial intelligence techniques to transportation problems. He has been an active participant in various committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the NAS Transportation Research Board. He has served as chairman or co-chairman for several very visible and successful conferences. He has also been involved in archival journals, most notably as founding editor of Transportation Research Part C, a new journal involving the application of new technologies. Dr. Ritchie is among the most distinguished academics throughout the world in the area of transportation engineering.

     Strubel, Tom 
     Thomas Strubel,
    S.M.ASCE
     
     

    Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students

    The Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students is awarded to the author or authors of a paper on professional ethics. Each year the specific topic of the contest is selected by the ASCE Committee on Student Services.

    Thomas Strubel, S.M.ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students for the paper, “The Civil Engineer of 2025: Ethics Comes First.”  

     Voiles, Paul 
     Paul A. Voiles,
    P.E., P.T.P, M. ASCE
     
     

    Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members

    The Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members is awarded to the author or authors of a paper on professional ethics. Each year the specific topics, if any, of the contest for the forthcoming year will be selected by the Committee on Younger Members.

    The 2010 Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members is presented to Paul A. Voiles, P.E., P.T.P, M. ASCE for the paper, “What Ethical Problems Might the Engineer of 2025 Encounter with Advancements in Technology and Communication?”  

       

    Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research

    The Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research is presented to recognize and acknowledge leaders of the design and construction industry whose dedication and aggressive vision for the industry have provided the cornerstones for improving the quality of people’s lives around the world through research in the design and construction industry.

    The 2010 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research has been awarded to Samuel Yen-Liang Yin, Ph.D., M.ASCE for demonstrated leadership and significant contributions in design and construction industry.
     

    Bray, Jonathan 
    Jonathan D. Bray,
    Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
     
     Zekkos, Demitrios 
     Dimitrios Zekkos,
    Ph.D., P.E.
     
     Kavazanjian, Ed 
    Edward Kavazanjian,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
    Athanasopoulos, George 
    George A. Athanasopoulos,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
    Riemer, Michael 
     Michael F. Riemer,
    Ph.D., 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.

    Jonathan D. Bray, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., P.E.; Edward Kavazanjian, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; George A. Athanasopoulos, Ph.D., M.ASCE; and Michael F. Riemer, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE are the recipients of the 2010 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award for the paper “Shear Strength of Municipal Solid Waste,” published in the June 2009 issue of Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

     

    DiMaggio, Frank 
    Frank L. DiMaggio,
    Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE 
     
     

    Raymond D. Mindlin Medal

    The Raymond D. Mindlin Medal is awarded to an individual in recognition of outstanding research contributions to applied solid mechanics.

    The recipient of the 2010 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal is Frank L. DiMaggio, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE for his lifetime contributions in research, teaching and consulting in the disciplines of applied solid mechanics, including fluid-structure interaction, shock and vibration effects on submerged structures, and constitutive modeling of soils. Professor DiMaggio is a classical applied mechanician in the same spirit as his former teacher and colleague at Columbia University, the late Prof. Raymond D. Mindlin. Throughout his career, which began in 1950s, Professor DiMaggio has made lasting contributions to research, teaching and consulting in the disciplines of applied solid mechanics, including fluid-structure interaction, shock and vibration effects on submerged structures, and constitutive modeling of soils. Perhaps best known for his CAP model for the inelastic constitutive behavior of soils under dynamic loading, Prof. DiMaggio’s work on soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction under blast conditions, on network and plastic analysis of structures, and his clarification of widely used virtual work applications in structures, have done much to strengthen Engineering Mechanics in the true tradition of Raymond Mindlin. In 2006 he was awarded the Mel Baron Medal of the Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center for his work on the dynamics of interactive systems. In addition to his scientific accomplishment, Professor DiMaggio has been an excellent teacher who has influenced generations of students by the precision and clarity of his teaching. He has also made outstanding contributions to practical consulting and served in a leadership role in the Engineering Mechanics Division of ASCE.

     Gaythwaite, John 
     John W. Gaythwaite,
    P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award

    The John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award is given to a member of ASCE, who has made definite contribution in the field of harbor and coastal engineering in the form of either written presentations or notable performance, and serves to recognize new ideas and concepts that can be efficiently implemented to expand the engineering or construction techniques available for the harbor and coastal projects.

    The 2010 John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award is presented to John W. Gaythwaite, P.E., M.ASCE for over 39 years of contributions to expanding the civil engineering community’s knowledge in the understanding of marine environment, for his producing the standard texts in the industry, and for his dedication to the profession of Civil Engineering. Mr. Gaythwaite has established the industry standards for the design of marine facilities and for the berthing, mooring and repair of marine vessels. His efforts have included the study, analysis, investigation, research, design, and project consulting in the field of marine engineering. He has also been the leader in the profession with the publication of two texts on the design of marine facilities that are widely accepted as the standard in university classes as well as for his presentation of the material through short courses at ASCE ports and harbor conferences. In addition, he has been responsible for the management and principal-in-charge of his own well recognized firm. Throughout his career, Mr Gaythwaite has been asked to provide leadership and expertise in the fields of marine environment and structural design. His mentoring of new and experienced engineers throughout his career has provided foundation of expertise that will continue to serve the marine industry.

    Yura, Joseph 
     Joseph A. Yura,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
    Helwig, Todd 
    Todd A. Helwig,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Herman, Regan 
    Reagan S. Herman,
    Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
     
    Zhou, Chong 
    Chong Zhou, 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.

    The 2010 Moisseiff Award is presented to Joseph A. Yura, Ph.D., M.ASCE; Todd A. Helwig, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Reagan S. Herman, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; and Chong Zhou, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE for the paper, “Global Lateral Buckling of I-Shaped Girder Systems,” Journal of Structural Engineering, September 2008. This paper was selected for ground-breaking research that describes the design limit state for global lateral torsional buckling of steel I-girder bridges. It presents the research significance in a form of specification-ready design equations and design recommendations for the practicing bridge engineer. It also presents a full design example for improving global buckling capacity through the use of a partial top flange lateral bracing system.

     

     Levine, Howard 
    Howard S. Levine,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE
     
     

    Nathan M. Newmark Medal

    The Nathan M. Newmark Medal is bestowed upon a member of the Society who, through contributions in structural mechanics, has substantially strengthened the scientific base of structural engineering; these contributions having been made in the form of papers or other written presentations. 

    Howard S. Levine, Ph.D., M.ASCE has been selected to receive the 2010 Nathan M. Newmark Medal for developing advanced computational methods, extending them from research to production engineering tools and applying them to protective design of military and civilian structures. Dr. Levine is accomplished in the field of computational plasticity and viscoplasticity as applied to failure analysis of important nuclear and protective defense structures. His 3-D dynamic finite element codes deal with impact and penetration simulations of full-scale protective structures. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Levine has developed an eminent reputation in continuum plasticity and failure analysis with a knack for novel numerical solutions to challenging problems in engineering practice. Dr. Levine’s pragmatic approach to penetrate complex mechanics problems has found wide acclaim. In fact, it is the breadth of his interests that is truly astounding: his extensive publication record includes over 80 technical publications which cover a wide range of challenging applications. His contributions span an impressive spectrum of forensic engineering studies aside from the design of protective structures.

    Moramarco, Tommaso 
    Tommaso Moramarco,
    M.ASCE
     
     Pandolfo, Claudia 
    Claudia Pandolfo 
     Singh, Vijay 
    Vijay P. Singh,
    Ph.D., D.SC., D.WRE, F.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.

    Tommaso Moramarco, M.ASCE; Claudia Pandolfo; and Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., D.SC., D.WRE, F.ASCE are the recipients of the 2010 Norman Medal for the papers, “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. The paper examines kinematic wave and diffusion wave theory as an alternative to the dynamic wave approach first proposed by St Venant in 1871. These alternative approaches work with readily available data and the paper identifies detailed ranges of applicability.

     

       

    Charles Pankow Award for Innovation

    Named for industry visionary Charles J. Pankow, the award recognizes the contributions of organizations working collaboratively to advance the design and construction industry by introducing innovation into practice, in a sustainable manner.

    The 2010 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation is presented to Eco Sound Barrier. Eco Sound Barrier by Centria is a revolution in highway sound barrier technology that is a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional precast concrete barriers. The Eco Sound Barrier addresses an enormous quality of life problem at significant cost savings. In addition, the nomination detailed good collaboration in its development, and the innovation shows broad application. From a life cycle perspective, the innovation is admirable in that it uses 23% recycled material and is 00% recycled at the end of its useful life. At only 2.25 to 4.235 pounds per square foot, Eco Sound Barrier is much lighter than traditional precast sound barriers, requiring far fewer trucks to transport it to the jobsite. This dramatically cuts down on emissions and reduces a highway project’s carbon footprint. It is the only highway product to be Cradle-to-Cradle certified.

    Loose, Michael 
     Vice Admiral
    Michael K. Loose,
    P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    John L. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award

    The John L. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award is given to a member of ASCE who has made a definite contribution in the form of written presentations or notable performance to the field of civil engineering management.

    Vice Admiral Michael K. Loose, P.E., M.ASCE has been awarded the 2010 John L. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award  for his leadership abilities, management, and service achievements with the U.S. Navy. His contributions included planning, design, and construction of naval facilities. Vice Admiral Loose has had progressively higher ranking roles in the Navy leadership, having become the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics in January of 2007. In the course of his impressive Navy career, Vice Admiral Loose has received multiple commendations and medals, evidencing his high character and professional integrity. A registered professional engineer, Vice Admiral Loose has contributed to our profession in multiple ways, most recently by promoting sustainability in the Navy. He routinely emphasizes the Navy’s focus on protecting and enhancing the environment and reducing its carbon footprint. He stresses the use of renewable energy sources, requiring LEED Silver certification for new construction, and focusing on contractors’ life cycle costs and energy footprints. Vice Admiral Loose’s involvement with ASCE is evidenced by his participation as a panelist at the 2009 Industry Leaders Forum: Focus on Sustainability, at ASCE’s 2009 annual conference in Kansas City, MO. ASCE has recognized him as a visionary leader of national reputation; he is the 2009 winner of the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.

    Idriss, Izzat 
     Izzat M. Idriss, Ph.D.,
    P.E., Dist. M.ASCE, NAE
     
     

    Ralph B. Peck Award

    The Ralph B. Peck Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession through the publication of a thoughtful, carefully researched case history or histories, or the publication of recommended practices or design methodologies based on the evaluation of case histories.

    Izzat M. Idriss, Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M.ASCE, NAE is the recipient of the 2010 Ralph B. Peck Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering design methodologies and practice based on the evaluation of case histories. Dr. Idriss is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis where he taught since 1989. Before his teaching career, he was a consultant at Woodward-Clyde Consultants for two decades. In these more than three decades he has had the most extraordinary career, where - as a consultant/researcher or as teacher/researcher/consultant -he has never stopped publishing seminal contributions to both our understanding and the practice of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Many of these contributions - and some of those which have had the most profound impact on the profession - relate to either detailed evaluation of important case histories, or to recommended practices and design methodologies based on the evaluation of case histories. These case histories have invariably started firm study of the observed response of soils and constructed facilities to actual earthquakes, building from there useful insights and generalizations including calibrated analysis and design recommendations.

    Russell, Jeffrey 
    Jeffrey S. Russell,
    Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 
     
     

    Peurifoy Construction Research Award

    The Peurifoy Construction Research Award is made to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of construction engineering through research and development of new technology, principles or practice.

    The 2010 Peurifoy Construction Research Award is presented to Jeffrey S. Russell, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE for his contributions toward improvement strategies for constructability and in the area of computer animation and robotics. Dr. Russell has proved himself a true leader in construction research, particularly in the areas of constructability, computer automation, and robotics. He has been a tireless promoter of construction education and research, and through ASCE he has sought to develop a vision for engineering education. His research has centered around three areas: 1) construction contractor evaluation to include tools such as prequalification; 2) computer automation and robotics; and 3) improvement strategies such as constructability and maintainability. With respect to contractor evaluation, he has been working to develop predictive, quantitative contractor evaluation tools for use by industry practitioners that link the amount and quality of contractor evaluation to the actual project performance and outcome. His work on management aspects of computer automation/robotics has focused on modeling the data flow between project participants and developing a construction robotics equipment management system. With respect to improvement strategies, he has been a leader in innovation research in the design/construction industry. These include organizational, managerial, and technical developments. He has also worked on synthesizing several trends in the construction industry, namely the integration of the project process and the use of improvement strategies such as constructability, pre-project planning and design for maintainability. This also ties into research on operability, start-up, and commissioning and industry/educator interfaces efforts. Over the last 20 years Professor Russell has contributed over 120 refereed journal papers, 3 book chapters, 3 books, 150 conference papers or abstracts, and 45 research reports describing his research work.

     Barber-Wiltse, Lynda 
    Lynda Barber-Wiltse,
    P.E., M.ASCE
      
     

    Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering

    The Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering is presented to a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to cold region engineering or to a basic understanding of cold environments, including dissemination of knowledge of cold climates technology, through publishing innovative technical or research papers.

    Lynda Barber-Wiltse, P.E., M.ASCE is presented the 2010 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering for her exemplary 30 year career of cold regions practice and publications in Water and Wastewater Engineering, and for her dedication to advancing engineering practice through ASCE local and national ASCE Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering committee activities. She has become an important part of the civil engineering community in Alaska in developing an awareness and interest in cold regions engineering. Ms. Barber-Wiltse graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1979, followed by continuing graduate education studies in Civil and Arctic Engineering at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she received an MS degree in 2007. She began her Alaskan engineering practice with Kramer, Chin and Mayo in Anchorage in 1980, and moved to the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility in 1984, where she now serves as a Project Management Supervisor. During her long career in engineering practice, Lynda has been involved in municipal engineering work in many of the significant water and wastewater projects in South Central Alaska, and has documented significant aspects of such projects at ISCORD, EWRI and ASCE-TCCRE conferences. From 1980 through the present time Lynda has performed many hours of service to the civil engineering profession through work on various engineering committees and through her annual preparation and hosting of an Engineer Week cajun feed-fest. In 2005 she was selected and honored as the Alaska Section Engineer of the year.

     Farkos, Craig 
     Craig S. Farkos,
    P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Grant,Albert 
     Albert A. Grant,
    P.E., Pres.88.ASCE
     
     Wright, Richard 
     Richard N. Wright,
    Ph.D., P.E.,
    Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
     
     

    ASCE President's Medal

    The ASCE President’s Medal recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of eminent engineers to the profession, the Society or the public.

    The 2010 ASCE President's Medal is awarded to Craig S. Farkos, P.E., M.ASCE; Albert A. Grant, P.E., Pres.88.ASCE; and Richard N. Wright, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE.

    Craig S. Farkos, P.E., M.ASCE is recognized for his tireless leadership in the Task Committee for Sustainability, including the development of ASCE’s new collaborative sustainable infrastructure rating system.

    Albert A. Grant, P.E., Pres.88.ASCE is recognized for being a continued leading force on the issue of sustainability in the United States, for chairing ASCE’s Committee on Sustainability for many years and for providing outstanding leadership to AAES’ Sustainability Forum.

    Richard N. Wright, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE is recognized for his leadership and support of sustainability in civil engineering through his service on ASCE’s Technical Activities Committee, Sustainability Committee, and involvement in the creation of the PERSI initiative, for his work with the Founder Societies in related collaborative efforts.  

     
    Manous, Joe 
    Joe D. Manous, Jr.,
    Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE 
     
     

    The Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award

    The Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award was instituted by the Board of Direction in 2005 to recognize an engineer practitioner’s incident-specific or career-long application of ethics to achieve conspicuous success in a leadership role.

    The American Society of Civil Engineers and ASFE/The GeoProfessional Business Association proudly recognize Joe D. Manous, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE as the 2010 recipient of the Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award for his noble service to our Nation, fellow citizens, and the civil engineering profession, as well as his stalwart leadership and commitment to the high ethical standards in the practice of engineering. Dr. Manous has over 30 years of experience as a civil engineer in military service to our country, academic instruction to students at prestigious universities, and selfless volunteer efforts with professional engineering organizations. Among the highlights of Dr. Manous’ distinguished career include 29 years of service as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers of which twelve years were as a faculty members at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to his retirement from active military service as a Colonel, Dr. Manous was awarded the “Legion of Merit” for his exceptional accomplishments and meritorious service as soldier and Army leader. He was also presented the Silver “Order of de Fleury” Medal by the Army Association for his inspirational leadership and accomplishments as an engineer.

    As a civil engineer leader and advocate of ethics in practice, Dr. Manous served as a member of the Global Principles for Professional Practice Task Committee. He assisted in developing the most recent change to Cannon 6 of the ASCE Code of Ethics regarding “zero tolerance for corruption by engineers” and he participated in the development of the anti-corruption education and training video, Ethicana.

    Dr. Manous continues to lead by example through his active involvement in various leadership roles within ASCE, SAME, and NSPE, as well as volunteer work with local public and civic organizations.
     

    White, Donald 
     Donald W. White,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.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.

    Donald W. White, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE is the recipient of the 2010 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for the paper, “Unified Flexural Resistance Equations for Stability Design of Steel I-Section Members: Overview,” Journal of Structural Engineering, September 2008. This paper presents thorough and rigorous theoretical and applied research on the stability of doubly-symmetrical steel members that allows a unified approach for the design of both buildings and bridges in a format that can be readily adopted into specifications. The comprehensive approach to the design equation developments leads to numerous improvements in the consistency and accuracy of the various specific provisions.

       

    Robert Ridgway Student Chapter Award

    The Robert Ridgway Student Chapter is made to the single most outstanding student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

     
    Cal Poly 2010 

    The 2010 Robert Ridgway Student Chapter Award is presented to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo ASCE Student Chapter for excellence in the effective and meritorious conduct of its affairs as a Student Chapter of ASCE through the ability and professional diligence of the Chapter officers, members and faculty advisors. The Chapter’s mission to enhance civil engineering education by promoting the educational, communal, and social development through professional interaction, civil servitude, and inter-relational communications was achieved through a well-rounded slate of activities. Particularly impressive was the Chapter’s collaboration on special projects and activities with other organizations –SWE, SEENVE, Architectural Engineering (ARCE), Construction Management (CM), ASCE San Luis Obispo Branch, and EWB.

    Nikora, Vladimir 
    Vladimir Nikora,
    Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
     
     

    Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award

    TheHunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award is presented, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Hydraulics and Waterways Council, to a distinguished person who will deliver the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture at an appropriate meeting of the Society.

    Vladimir Nikora, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE was selected to receive the 2010 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for his contributions to understanding turbulent flow, flow resistance, and sediment transport in open channels; fluid mixing processes; interactions between flow and biota; and the use of advanced measurement and statistical techniques.  

     Xiang, HF 
    Hai-Fan Xiang,
    Ph.D.
     
     

    Robert H. Scanlan Medal

    The Robert H. Scanlan Medal is awarded to an individual in recognition of distinguished achievement in engineering mechanics based upon scholarly contributions to both theory and practice. The areas of achievement will generally be structural mechanics, wind engineering and aerodynamics.

    Hai-Fan Xiang, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2010 Robert H. Scanlan Medal for his lifelong contributions to both theory and its application to the design and construction of signature long span bridges and leadership in wind engineering education and research.

     

     Stokoe, Kenneth 
    Kenneth H. Stokoe, II,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     

    H. Bolton Seed Medal

    The H. Bolton Seed Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and/or practice in geotechnical engineering.

    The 2010 H. Bolton Seed Medal is presented to Kenneth H. Stokoe, II, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE for contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering including the behavior of soils subject to dynamic loads and the development of laboratory and in situ methods for measuring the dynamic properties of soils.

     

     Radwan, Essam 
     A. Essam Radwan,
    Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE 
     
     

    Wilbur S. Smith Award

    The Wilbur S. Smith Award recognizes contributions to the enhancement of the civil engineer’s role in highway engineering.

    The 2010 Wilbur S. Smith Award is presented to A. Essam Radwan, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE for his innovative contribution to traffic control and exemplary leadership in transportation engineering. In over 30 years of teaching and research A. Essam Radwan, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE has become a global expert in the areas of computer application as it is applied to traffic operations and safety. He developed models to simulate traffic conditions in work zones, diamond interchanges, freight shipments on a transportation network and signalized intersections. Dr. Radwan is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Transportation System Simulation (CATSS) at the University of Central Florida and is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UCF. In addition to his academic endeavors Dr. Radwan has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE (T&DI) and as a member of the group that founded T&DI. Dr. Radwan has also served as the chair of the executive committee of the former ASCE Urban Transportation Division in addition to being a member of other ASCE committees.

       

    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.

    Craig Jones, A.M.ASCE and Joseph Gailani, Ph.D. are the recipients of the 2010 J. C. Stevens Award for the discussion of “Comparison of Two Techniques to Measure Sediment Erodibility in the Fox River, Wisconsin,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, May 2009. The discussers compared two flume-based methods for measuring sediment erodibility and explained the differences in device methodology, measurement procedures, and the influence of spatial and temporal variation of erosion rates in the Fox River. They concluded that these two methods of measurement of erodibility should not be expected to produce the same results and thus justified the differences in erosion rates of Fox River sediments observed by the original authors.

     Burkholder, Earl 
      Earl F. Burkholder,
    P.S., P.E., F.ASCE
     
     

    Surveying and Mapping Award

    The Surveying and Mapping Award recognizes contributions to the advancement of surveying and mapping either in teaching, writing, research, planning, design, construction , or management.

    The 2010 Surveying and Mapping Award is presented to Earl F. Burkholder, P.S., P.E., F.ASCE for his commitment to maintaining the standards of education requirements for Surveying Engineering accreditation. He has spent many years reaching out to various faculties and Association committees for consensus on the minimum level of mathematics needed for an engineering status. Mr. Burkholder graduated "cum laude" from the University of Michigan with a BS in Civil Engineering and obtained his MS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He is tenured and holding an appointment as an Associate Professor at New Mexico State University. From 1980 to 1993 he taught upper division courses in geodesy, control surveying, GPS, and other upper division surveying courses at the Oregon Institute of Technology. A few of the positions Mr. Burkholder held with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) over the past 25 years include Chairman of the Geodetic Surveying Committee, Education Committee, and Editor of the Journal of Surveying Engineering. He served as Chair of the ACSM Education Committee from 2000 to 2003 and from 1990 to present he has served as a Surveying Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He has written over 28 articles and his book "The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model (GSDM): Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure" was recently published. Mr. Burkholder has spent his lifetime dedicated to education and his professional career to the promotion of Surveying Engineering. His works have been published in various journals. He has spent many years networking with professional committees to bring consensus on the competencies required for Survey Engineering education.

     Holtz, Robert 
     Robert D. Holtz,
    Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
     
     

    Karl Terzaghi Lecture

    The Karl Terzaghi Lecture is awarded, upon the recommendation of the Board of Governors of the Geo-Institute, to a distinguished engineer who will deliver the Terzaghi Lecture at an appropriate meeting of the Society.

    The 2010 Karl Terzaghi Lecturer is Robert D. Holtz, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE for his contributions as researcher, teacher and consultant that have influenced the state of the practice of geotechnical engineering.  

     Wallender, Wesley 
    Wesley W. Wallender,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE 
     
     

    Royce J. Tipton Award

    The Royce J. Tipton Award recognizes contributions to the advancement of irrigation and drainage engineering in teaching, research, planning, design, construction or management.

    The 2010 Royce J. Tipton Award is presented to Wesley W. Wallender, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE for significant contributions to the advancement of irrigation through research, teaching, and international consulting. Dr. Wallender has 26 years experience in irrigation and water resources research and teaching. He has an extensive record of research and leadership in graduate education. Since 1982 he has been employed by the University of California where he is presently a professor of hydrology in biological and agricultural engineering. He has obtained research funding in excess of $10 million supporting completion of 40 graduate students and leading to more than 140 peer reviewed publications. His research has focused on hydraulics of surface irrigation. More recently he has focused on modeling and measurement of precipitation and irrigation in watersheds from the submeter to the kilometer scale. He was editor of the ASABE Soil and Water Division 2004 – 08 and in ASCE his editor of Manual 71, Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management. He serves on a number of journal editorial boards and has consulted extensively internationally on irrigation topics.

    Achenbach, Jan 
     Jan D. Achenbach, Ph.D 
     

    Theodore von Karman Medal

    The Theodore von Karman Medal is presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished achievements in engineering mechanics that are applicable to any branch of civil engineering.

    Jan D. Achenbach, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2010 Theodore von Karman Medal for his outstanding contributions in theory and analysis of waves in solids, elastodynamics, acoustic microscopy, and dynamic fracture of materials, composite systems, and structures.  

     Hubbard, Sarah 
     Sarah M. L. Hubbard, Ph.D., P.E. 
     Bullock, Darcy 
    Darcy M. Bullock,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
     
     Mannering, Fred 
    Fred L. Mannering,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE 
     
     

    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.

    The 2010 Arthur M. Wellington Prize is presented to Sarah M. L. Hubbard, Ph.D., P.E.; Darcy M. Bullock, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; andFred L. Mannering, Ph.D., M.ASCE for the paper, “Right Turns on Green and Pedestrian Level of Service: Statistical Assessment,” Journal of Transportation Engineering, April 2009. The paper provides an original and very useful analysis of pedestrian level of service based on observed data. It recommends changes to Current practices to reduce pedestrian delays and pedestrian/traffic conflicts. Making cities more amenable to pedestrians will provide benefits for the urban environment generally as well as for individual walkers.

     

     Rachford, Thomas 
    Thomas M. Rachford,
    Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
     
    Withiam, James 
    James L. Withiam,
    Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE
     
     

    William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award

    The William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who are members of ASCE and who have made continuing efforts to promote appreciation for the history, tradition, developments and technical and professional activities of the Society.

    The 2010 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award has been presented to Thomas M. Rachford, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; and James L. Withiam, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE.

    Thomas M. Rachford, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE  s recognized for leadership on behalf of the Institutes and the ASCE Board of Direction, efforts on the conference manual, insights as an ASCE representative to Engineers Without Borders, and current leadership in the Task Committee eon Implementing the Competency Strategy.

    James L. Withiam, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE is recognized for outstanding leadership in the creation and delivery of the flagship Institute magazine, GeoStrata, and leadership in the Civil Engineering Magazine Joint Publications and Communications Task Committee. 

         

    Younger Member Group Award

    The Younger Member Group Award recognizes the most outstanding Younger Member Groups of the previous year.

     
     FL YMG 2010 

    The 2010 Younger Member Group Award for Large Groups is presented to Florida Section East Central Branch Younger Member Forum for outstanding professional, technical, social, outreach, and community service activities on behalf of the Florida Section East Central Branch. The East Central Branch (Florida Section) Younger Member Forum hosted a variety of events throughout the course of the year, including professional and technical presentations, tours, outreach activities, and community service. The group excelled in service events with as many as 40 members attending single events. Some of the service events included: the St. John’s River Cleanup, the Disney Half Marathon and Marathon, Ronald McDonald House, Service Day at the BETA Center, Armed Service Letter Writing Campaign, and Bingo Night at the VA.

    WI Branch YMG  2010 
    The 2010 Younger Member Group Award for Small Groups is presented to Wisconsin Section Southeast Branch Younger Member Group for outstanding professional, technical, social, outreach, and community service activities on behalf of the Wisconsin Section Southeast Branch. During the 2009 fiscal year, the Wisconsin Section Southeast Branch Younger Member Group (WISE YMG) saw its largest increase of new members to date. The influx of new members helped the WISE YMG host numerous professional, community service, outreach, and networking events. Some of the most popular events for each of these areas included: a soft skills presentation on financial planning for professional development, multiple days volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for community service, Future cities and Mathcounts for outreach, and a Friday fish fry at the Lakefront Brewery for networking. The WISE YMG was also very active beyond the group by having members volunteer with the branch and section, producing publications, and attending regional and society level conferences
         
        In addition, Letters of Commendation were conferred on the Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum and the Phoenix Branch Younger Member Forum
         
        Please visit www.asce.org/awards for further information and to download nomination forms.