Local Engineer Named Distinguished Member of National Civil Engineering Society
Reston , Va.— Jon D. Nelson, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, vice president of the EAS Group ofTetra Tech, in Tulsa, Okla., was recently named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE’s highest accolade, distinguished membership recognizes eminence in a branch of engineering comprised of only 198 of the Society’s 146,000 members worldwide. Nelson will be formally inducted, in honor of his leadership resulting in the new law requiring additional education for the professional practice of engineering , Oct. 29, 2009, at ASCE’s 139th Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
His career highlights include 12 years of service on the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, including two terms as board chairman. Nelson is an advocate of long-term change in the educational and experiential requirements for licensure of professional engineers, moving to a requirement of additional engineering education beyond the bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite for professional licensure in the future.
Nelson has received many awards for his service and contributions, including ASCE’s President’s Medal. Additionally, the governor of Oklahoma proclaimed that July 12, 2007 be named “Jon D. Nelson, P.E. – Engineering and Surveying Licensure Day.”
Nelson received his master’s degree in environmental engineering from Oklahoma State University and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University. A registered professional engineer in Oklahoma, Nelson is a resident of Tulsa, Okla.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 146,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.