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Moffatt-Nichol Award given to Yeh

ASCE has honored Harry Hsiu-Jen Yeh, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2021 John G. Moffatt–Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award for broad and interdisciplinary laboratory knowledge of coastal effects of tsunami to the general public.

Li receives 2021 Housner Medal

ASCE has honored Hui Li, Ph.D., with the 2021 George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medal for pioneering research in the development and implementation of structural monitoring and control systems in large-scale structures, as well as for her commitment to developing innovative education programs for students.

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.