Wallace Hayward Baker Award
The Wallace Hayward Baker Award was established in the year 2000 by the Geo-Institute in recognition of the creative and innovative contributions of Wallace Hayward Baker in the field of ground modification.
- The award will be given in recognition of ingenious innovation in the field of ground modification. Emphasis shall be placed on the resourceful development of a new technology or the creative application of existing technology to achieve field performance not previously demonstrated.
- Justification for the award shall be a major advancement or a career of inventive contributions to the field. Although desirable, the specific basis for the award does not have to be presented in a lecture.
- The award will normally be given to a single individual and is not restricted to members of the Geo-Institute; in special situations it may be given to a group of individuals.
- Not more than one award will be made each year, and no award shall be given if a qualified candidate is not clearly identified.
- The award consists of a plaque and certificate, suitably inscribed with the name of the recipient, year of the award, and brief citation describing the basis for the award. (Note: We will explore the possibility that the award may be some replica of our profession, such as a drill bit, etc.)
- The recipient of the award must be recommended by the Awards Committee and approved by the Geo-Institute Board of Governors.
- A nomination must include biographical data for the nominee and a clear description of the basis for the award, including a 20-word-or-less ending to the statement, "The Wallace Hayward Baker Award is given to ____________ in recognition of (20 words or less)".
- The recipient or the nominator shall prepare a manuscript describing the basis for the award to be published in "Geo-Strata" within twelve months following receipt of the award.
One copy of each nomination must reach the Geo-Institute office in Reston, Virginia by August 15 for consideration of an award for the following year. The nomination must include a brief description of the projects, the innovative approaches utilized, and the results achieved.
- 2000 Alvaro Lopez-Ruis, Ph.D.
- 2001 Francis B. Gularte
- 2003 Raymond J. Krizek, Ph.D., P.E.
- 2004 Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D.
- 2005 Joseph P. Welsh, P.E.
- 2006 Nathaniel S. Fox, Ph.D., P.E.
- 2007 Reuben H. Karol, Ph.D.
- 2008 George A. Munfakh, Ph.D., P.E.