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2019 Orville T. Magoon Award Presented to Louise Wallendorf

Monday, October 28, 2019

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Louise Wallendorf, P.E., M.ASCE Receives the 2019 Magoon Award

The Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to sustainable engineering practices in managing shorelines and coastal infrastructure through research, design, construction or management of the natural and built environment in the coastal zone. The award recognizes the balance of coastal values with project needs.

For almost 40 years, Louise Wallendorf, P.E., M.ASCE, has made outstanding contributions to sustainable engineering practices in managing shorelines and coastal infrastructure as a researcher, educator, and active ASCE volunteer.

Ms. Wallendorf played a crucial role in the formation of COPRI in 2000 and was a driving force in the creation and continued organization of COPRI's "Solutions to Coastal Disasters" specialty conference series which she co-chaired multiple times. With her leadership at each conference, she brought together a diverse group of practicing engineers, planners, government agency representatives, academics and students to explore the challenges and solutions for sustainable coastal communities.  As co-editor of the proceedings for each conference, she ensured that the wider profession had access to the latest developments in this rapidly evolving discipline. 

Ms. Wallendorf has been an ocean engineer in the hydromechanics laboratory at the U.S. Naval Academy since 1984 where a colleague described her as a "cornerstone" of the ocean engineering program.  She is the founding advisor of the ASCE student chapter at the Academy and has continued in that role since 2011.

Please join COPRI in congratulating Louise Wallendorf, P.E., M.ASCE as the 2019 recipient of the Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award.