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Walter LeFevre Award

Nomination Deadline: January 15th

 
This award is named for E. Walter LeFevre, PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE who endowed this award to recognize actions in promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism. The award was established by action of the Society in 2007.

Rules

I. The award may be made annually to the program at an academic institution that offers an EAC of ABET accredited civil or related undergraduate engineering program.

II. Membership in the Society is not a consideration for this award.

III. The Committee on Education (COE) shall recommend to the Executive Committee the recipient of the award based on its evaluation of the nominations presented. Multi-year recipients shall show continued improvement and incremental achievement.

IV. Two awards may be given annually. One award category shall be for programs with greater than fifty (50) graduates (large programs) and the second award category shall be for programs with fifty (50) or fewer graduates (small programs).

V. Criteria for the award shall include, each weighing equally: a) the percent of graduates (minimum 60% to apply) in a particular Academic Year who took the FE while enrolled in the program, b) the percent of those graduates (from 4a above) who passed the exam while enrolled in the program, c) the percent of eligible faculty who are licensed in a US jurisdiction, and d) a not-to-exceed-two page subjective, narrative evaluation detailing the extent of the curricula devoted to licensures, ethics and professionalism and activities undertaken by the Department to promote these topics to include improvement from previous Academic Years. Data to substantiate the narrative evaluation shall be provided with the application.

VI. The award consists of a crystal award. Up to two (2) Honorable Mention awards per category, consisting of a plaque, may be presented to other deserving programs.

VII. Past recipients of the Walter LeFevre award shall be eligible to receive the award multiple times provided the evaluation shows additional performance which justifies receiving the award again.

VIII. The details of the award-winning program shall be publicized through an article in an ASCE publication.

To nominate, submit the following:

You can submit your nomination electronically to awards@asce.org , or by mail to:

ASCE Honors and Awards
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Reston, VA 20191

Award Recipients

2018
Oklahoma State University, School of Civil & Enviro.Engineering (Small Program); California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Architectural Engineering Program (Large Program); University of Nebraska, Charles w. Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction (Honorable Mention, Small Program)

2017
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Small Program); California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Architectural Engineering Program (Honorable Mention, Small Program)

2016
University of Arkansas, Department of Civil Engineering (Large Program)

2016
Lafayette College, Department of Civil & Enviro Engineering (Small Program)

2016
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Architectural Engineering Program (Small Program/Honorable Mention)

All Recipients