ASCE has honored Jim Withiam, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE(Ret.), M.ASCE, and Yvette E. Pearson, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2021 President’s Medal.
Withiam is the editor of GEOSTRATA. He steers the periodical in providing practice-oriented content that has led many geotechnical engineers to recognize the quarterly as a top ASCE member value. GEOSTRATA was this year’s recipient of the Magazine of the Year award from the American Society of Business Publications Editors.
Pearson is recognized for championing the Society’s leadership in advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the civil engineering profession, including the creation of MOSAIC, and for tireless advocacy of JEDI within and outside of ASCE.
The ASCE President’s Medal recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of eminent engineers to the profession, the Society, or the public.