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Freese Award and Lecture Rules


Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture

This award and lectureship was established by the Environmental Engineering Division (now the Environmental and Water Resources Institute) and endowed by the firm of Freese & Nichols in honor of their distinguished partner Simon Wilke Freese, F.ASCE. It was instituted by the Board of Direction on November 5, 1975.

I. At about yearly intervals and upon recommendation of the Governing Board of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, the Executive Director will invite a distinguished person to prepare for publication and deliver the Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Lecture at an appropriate meeting of the Society.

II. The lecturer shall be tendered a certificate and a cash prize determined annually by and subject to the approval of the Society Awards Committee.

III. The lecturer will be selected without restrictions as to Society membership.

To nominate, submit the following:

  • A cover letter, signed by the nominator
  • An Official Award Nomination form  
  • The nominee’s CV or biographical information
  • Two or three letters of recommendation 

Electronic submissions are encouraged to by October 1. Paper submissions are also accepted, in which case one copy of the complete nomination package should be received by the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.

Click here for a list of past award recipients