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Williams named Outstanding Public Official for 2021

ASCE has honored Warren J. Williams, P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2021 Outstanding Public Official Award for his inclusive leadership style, which has contributed to the extraordinary success of Arlington, Texas, and the civil engineering profession. With strategic partnerships, he has empowered Arlington’s citizens to make the city culturally inviting as well as both an innovation hub and an economic success.

Withiam and Pearson receive President’s Medal

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.

Barry, Lipomanis, Jacobson honored with 2021 William H. Wisely Award

ASCE has honored Brock E. Barry, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Sophie Lipomanis, and Matthew Jacobson with the 2021 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award.

Pimentel awarded 2021 Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students

ASCE has honored Elyce R. Pimentel, S.M.ASCE, with the 2021 Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students for the paper “Societal Ethics in Civil Engineering During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Team of 5 given J. James R. Croes Medal

ASCE has honored Jinbo Chen, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Robert B. Gilbert, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, NAE; Albert P. Ku, Ph.D.; Jiun-Yih Chen, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, and Peter W. Marshall, P.E., F.ASCE,with the 2021 J. James R. Croes Medal for their paper “Calibration of Model Uncertainties for Fixed Steel Offshore Platforms Based on Observed Performance in Gulf of Mexico Hurricanes,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, June 2020.

Sture honored with Maurice A. Biot Medal

ASCE has honored Stein Sture, Ph.D., Hon.D.GE, F.EMI, Dist.M.ASCE, with the 2021 Maurice A. Biot Medal for his contributions to experimental, theoretical, and computational mechanics in advancing the understanding of mechanical behavior of geologic and particulate media under general stress state including failure.

Wei-Haas honored with ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award

ASCE has honored Maya Wei-Haas with the2021 ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award for her outstanding coverage of national dam conditions and their role in public safety in “The Problem America Has Neglected for Too Long: Deteriorating Dams,” an article from 2020 on the National Geographic website.

ASCE’s 2021 top 10 best places for civil engineers

ASCE reveals its annual Best Places for Civil Engineers index.

‘Resilient’ University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez student teams win two ASCE championships

The student teams from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez won both the ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition and the ASCE UESI Surveying Competition.

UESI’s Dennis wins Surveying and Mapping Award

ASCE has honored Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D., P.E., R.L.S., M.ASCE, with the 2021 Surveying and Mapping Award for significant contributions to the field of surveying and geomatics through outreach, research, and practice, including leadership within the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute.