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Kenneth M. Childs, Jr. Practitioner's Award

The award recognizes design and construction practicing engineers employed in the marine engineering profession with demonstrated leadership and/or achievement in harbor and coastal projects.

This recognition is awarded to members of ASCE who are judged to have attained significant professional achievement, by the degree to which the candidates have shown:

  1. service to the advancement of the marine engineering profession;
  2. evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity;
  3. leadership in the development of younger member attitudes towards the profession;
  4. other evidence of merit shall have advanced the Committee's objectives.

Nomination Packages

Submit nominations to the COPRI Ports & Harbors Awards Committee Chairman, Heath Pope.

Download Nomination Form (PDF)

For an award to be presented at PORTS '19, please nominate by May 1, 2019. All other nominations will be accepted on a rolling deadline. 


The Award shall be made when, in the judgment of the award committee, suitable candidate or candidates are available. There is no limit to the number of recipients named in any year and no recipient may receive the award more than once.

As a minimum, at least one award will be given at the triennial PORTS Conference. An individual, or group of individuals, may submit nominations.


Submit nominations by May 1, 2019 for awards to be presented at PORTS '19 .

Award Recipients

Joe Thomas Bryant, P.E.

Viswanath Krishna Kumar, M.ASCE

Alan Schrader

E. Douglas Sethness, M.ASCE

The Family of Kenny Childs

All Recipients