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Friedman Professional Recognition Award Rules

 

Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award

To recognize the importance of professional attainment in the advancement of "the science and profession of engineering," as defined by the Constitution of the Society, Edmund Friedman, Past President, ASCE, contributed funds to establish the Professional Recognition Award, in 1959, and it was officially instituted by action of the Board of Direction in March 1960. In February 1964, the Board of Direction voted to include the name of the donor in the name of the award.

I.    The name of the award is the Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award.  

II.    This recognition is awarded annually to a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers who is judged to have contributed substantially to the status of the engineering profession by:

  1. Exemplary professional conduct in a specific outstanding instance;
  2. An established reputation for professional service;
  3. Objective and lasting achievement in improving the conditions under which professional engineers serve in public and private practice;
  4. Significant contribution toward improvement of employment conditions among civil engineers;
  5. Significant contribution toward improving the professional aspects of civil engineering education;
  6. Professional guidance of qualified young persons who would seek civil engineering as a career; and professional development of young civil engineers in the formative stages of their careers; or,
  7. Other evidence of merit which, in the judgment of the award committee, shall have advanced the Society's professional objectives.

III.    The award shall be made once each year when, in the judgment of the award committee, a suitable candidate is available. Only one recipient will be named in any year, and no recipient may receive the award more than once.  

IV.    The award committee shall be the Committee on Leadership and Management. Its recommendation, accompanied by an appropriate citation, shall be reported to the Committee on Advancing the Profession (CAP) annually and shall be forwarded to the Executive Committee of the Board of Direction for final action.

V.    Any ASCE member, including the award committee, may submit nominations, in writing, for this award.  

VI.    Meritorious nominees, not selected in a given year, may be held over for consideration by the Committee on Leadership and Management for next year. The names of these nominees will be conveyed to the Honors and Awards Program office.  

VII.    The award consists of a wall plaque.  

VIII.    Members of CAP and the Committee on Leadership and Management and Society members who have been awarded the grade Distinguished Member prior to the review of nominations shall not be eligible for this award. 

To nominate for achievement, 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 awards@asce.org by March 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.

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