ASCE has honored Sally A. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2022 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering for a 35-year career providing contributions to geotechnical engineering, particularly in seasonal impacts on vehicle operations with special emphasis on snow, ice, and freezing-thawing ground.
Shoop has enjoyed an outstanding career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). She has spent that time in the geotechnical area specializing in seasonal impacts on vehicle operations, and has provided service to ASCE’s Cold Regions Engineering Division (CRED), serving on many of its committees. She has also served on many NATO Advanced Vehicle Technology Committees and Task Groups, served as president and Deputy General Secretary for the Americas within ISTVS, was a member of UN Specialists–Reducing the Impact of Forest Operations on Ecosystems, and was a delegate to the National Academy of Sciences 6th International Conference of Permafrost, in Beijing.
She is a member of several professional organizations and a past member of the American Geophysical Union. She has been recognized with many awards and honors, including the ERDC Award for Outstanding Innovation, ISTVS Bekker-Reece-Radforth Award, and U.S. Antarctic Service Medal to mention a few. She has also contributed to many books, journals, and refereed conference proceedings over her 35-year career.
The Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering is presented to a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to cold region engineering or to a basic understanding of cold environments, including dissemination of knowledge of cold climates technology, through publishing innovative technical or research papers.