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Huber Prize Rules


Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize Rules

In July 1946, the Board of Direction authorized annual awards on recommendation by the Society’s Committee on Research, to stimulate research in civil engineering. In October 1964, Mrs. Alberta Reed Huber endowed these prizes in honor of her husband, Walter L. Huber, Past President, ASCE.

I.    Research Prizes are to be awarded to members of the Society in any grade for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering. Preference shall be given to younger members (generally under 40 years of age) of early accomplishment who can be expected to continue fruitful careers in research. No one shall receive a Research Prize more than once.

II.    The selection of the candidates for the award is the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the appropriate Technical Division or Research Council not reporting to a Division or the Board of Governors of an Institute.

 a.Nominations sent to the Honors and Awards Program office by October 1 will be transmitted to the appropriate division Committee or Research Council or Institute.
b.Each division Committee, Research Council or Institute may recommend for review by the Huber Selection Committee up to three candidates. Documentation shall be limited to ten pages plus the candidate nomination form.
c.Only those candidate nominations received by the Honors and Awards Program office from the institute or division or research council by January 15 will be considered by the Huber Selection Committee.

III.    The TAC Awards Committee on the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes shall review the Division, Council, or Institute endorsed candidates and make recommendations to the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction. The Award Committee shall be composed of two representatives from TAC and representatives from each Institute as designated by TAC and each Institute. Members shall serve three-year overlapping terms. The chair shall be the senior Committee member. To the extent possible, the committee shall include both practitioners and educators.

IV.    Each award shall consist of a suitable certificate and a cash prize determined annually by and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction based on the income from the award endowment.

V.    Each year, the number of prizes shall not exceed five. The Award Committee shall present its nominations for final action to the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction. 

To nominate, submit the following:

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