The Aerospace Division and ASCE’s Honors and Awards program recognizes the commendable achievements and remarkable accomplishments of the civil engineering profession.

The Outstanding Technical Contribution Award and the Outstanding Professional Service Award are the highest awards offered by the Aerospace Division. These are awarded based on nominations from division committees, and selection by the Executive Committee.

Outstanding Technical Contribution Award

Given to an individual who has contributed substantially to advancing the state of the art in aerospace engineering, sciences and technology, and space exploration and construction with application to civil engineering.

Outstanding Professional Service Award

Given to an individual who has contributed substantially by an objective and lasting achievement in improving the conditions under which civil engineers advance aerospace sciences and technology and space exploration and construction.

Columbia Medal

The establishment of the Columbia Medal was initiated in 1982 by the Aerospace Division (ASD) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to commemorate the first earth orbital flight of the United States Space-Shuttle Orbiter, Columbia, which opened a new technological era for mankind through the peaceful utilization of space. The medal also honors the astronauts who perished in the tragic demise of the Columbia on February 1, 2003.

Nominations for many awards are due November 1. Always review individual award rules for full details on how to nominate a deserving candidate.

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