Awards

July 30

Dr. Beena Ajmera, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE receives the 2020 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award

Dr. Beena Ajmera, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE has been selected by  the Society’s Geo-Institute to receive the 2020 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award for the paper “Characterization of the Reduction in Undrained Shear Strength in Fine-Grained Soils due to Cyclic Loading,” published in the May 2019 issue of Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering. Congratulations Dr. Ajmera for this honor!

July 21, 2020

Dr. Gongkang Fu, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE receives the 2020 Alfred Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure

Dr. Gongkang Fu, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE from the Illinois Section has been selected by the Committee on the Alfred Ang Award to receive the 2020 Alfred Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure for “his outstanding contributions on risk analysis and management of bridge infrastructure.” Congratulation to Dr. Gongkang for this honor!

May 19, 2020

Dr. Sherif El-Tawil, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE receives 2020 Arthur M. Wellington Prize

Dr. Sherif El-Tawil, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE from the Southeastern Branch of the Michigan Section has been selected by the Society Awards Committee to receive the 2020 Arthur M. Wellington Prize for the paper “Heavy Truck Collision with Bridge Piers: Computational Simulation Study”, published in the June 2019 issue of Journal of Bridge Engineering.  Congratulation to Dr. El-Tawil for this honor!

May 18, 2020

Dr. Beena Ajmera, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE receives the  2020 Collingwood Prize Award

Dr. Beena Ajmera, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE  of the North Dakota Section has been selected by the ASCE  Committee on Younger Members to receive the  2020 Collingwood Prize for the paper “Characterization of the Reduction in Undrained Shear Strength in Fine-Grained Soils due to Cyclic Loading,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, May 2019. Congratulations Dr. Ajmeraon this honor!

February 19, 2020

Dr. Vineet R. Kamat, Ph.D., M.ASCE receives the 2020 Peurifoy Construction Research Award

Dr. Vineet R. Kamat, Ph.D., M.ASCE has been selected by the ASCE Construction Institute to receive the  2020 Peurifoy Construction Research Award for “his groundbreaking research in construction automation, robotics, augmented reality, real-time monitoring and visual simulation, as well as for his significant impact on the construction engineering and management profession.” Congratulations Dr. Kamat on this honor!

January 31 2020

Dr. Erol Tutumluer, Ph.D., M.ASCE  receives 2020 James Laurie Prize
 
Dr. Erol Tutumluer, Ph.D., M.ASCE from the East Branch of the Central Illinois Section has been selected by the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute to receive the  2020 James Laurie Prize for “career contributions to the advancement of transportation engineering in the field of transportation geotechnics, which provides key knowledge to building sustainable pavement and railroad track infrastructure.” Congratulations Dr Tutumluer on this honor!
 
Dr. John S. Gulliver, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE recieves 2020 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award

Dr. John S. Gulliver, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE from the Minnesota Section has been selected by the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the  2020 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for “over three decades of service in bringing water quality into the field of hydraulic engineering, education engineering students, authoring prominent textbooks and handbooks and serving engineering practice.”

January 22, 2020

ASCE Wisconsin Section’s Ken Mika Recognized as Green Bay Chamber’s Future 15 Finalist

The ASCE Wisconsin Section is proud to announce that Section President Kenneth Mika, P.E. of Geosyntec Consultants has been announced as a Future 15 finalist by the Current Young Professionals and the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

 Current Young Professionals annually recognizes the accomplishments of talented young professionals who make an impact within the community with its Future 15 & Young Professional Awards, which annually profiles 15 area young professionals who are growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are currently influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Greater Green Bay and demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area in the future through professional accomplishments and community involvement.

 

Ken has actively served ASCE in Wisconsin in various capacities since 2009. He is a Project Engineer based in Green Bay with twelve years of professional experience in civil and environmental engineering, construction administration and management, construction oversight and quality assurance for environmental, energy, and municipal projects. Ken’s previous awards include the ASCE Distinguished Service Award (2019), STEM Forward Young Engineer of the Year (2018), Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin Platteville (2018), Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement (2016), and ASCE New Faces of Engineering (2014).

 

One individual from the Future 15 Award recipients will be selected and named the Young Professional of the Year during the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards, which will be held April 30 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay. For more information, visit greatergbc.org/future15.

January 20, 2020

ASCE Wisconsin Section's Darrell Berry honored with 2019 Engineer of the Year by STEM Forward

The ASCE Wisconsin Section is proud to announce that longstanding ASCE member Darrell Berry of Mead & Hunt has been recognized as STEM Forward's 2019 Engineer of the Year. Darrell will be highlighted at the 67th Annual Engineers Week Banquet to take place Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Italian Community Center, located at 631 E. Chicago Street, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Darrell has been an active member of the ASCE Wisconsin Section for many years as a Fellow Member and a Life Member. He currently serves as Chairman of the Section’s Awards Committee, and has received the Section’s Distinguished Service Award and the Section’s Merit Award for Engineer in Consulting Practice.

Darrell has made significant contributions to the civil engineering profession throughout his professional career, and although semi-retired, he manages transportation and bridge design engineering projects for clients such as the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. He served as project manager for the award-winning Riverside Pump Station Storm Water Improvements project for the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Water Works Division. The project won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section’s 2017 Engineering Achievement Award. Additionally, his civic involvement is wide-reaching across the New Berlin community.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the Annual Engineers Week Banquet, visit Eventbrite or the the STEM Forward website.

June 18, 2019

Mr. Chris Van Dokkumburg received 2019 Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award

Mr. Chris Van Dokkumburg from the Michigan Section has been selected by ASCE’s Committee on Sustainability to receive the  2019 Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award for “its parklike, not industrial, setting with excellent public involvement featuring a “blue Ribbon Leadership Panel” with all primary stakeholder groups represented, an active website to solicit their input and the creation of an enduring public attraction with a unique interactive learning visitor center.” Congratulations Mr. Dokkumburg for this honor!

May 3, 2019

Dr. Yonggang Huang, Ph.D., NAE, A.M.ASCE  received 2019 Theodore von Karman Medal

Dr. Yonggang Huang, Ph.D., NAE, A.M.ASCE from the Engineering Mechanic Institute has been selected by the Engineering Mechanics Institute to receive the  2019 Theodore von Karman Medal for “your seminal work on the mechanics theories for microindentation hardness, deterministic 3D assembly, and stretchable electronics,” Congratulations Dr. Huang for this honor!

Mr. Timothy Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE received 2019 Norman Medal

Mr. Timothy Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE from the Central Illinois Section has been selected by the Society Awards Committee to receive the  2019 Norman Medal for the paper, “Oso, Washington, Landslide of March 22, 2014: Dynamic Analysis,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, September 2017. Congratulations Mr. Stark for this honor!

March 25, 2019

Mr. Tung-Yu Wu, S.E., S.M.ASCE received 2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize

Mr. Tung-Yu Wu, S.E., S.M.ASCE from Southeastern Branch of the Michigan Section has been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the  2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for the paper “Heavy Ductile Limits for Deep Steel Columns,” published in the April 2018 issue of Journal of Structural Engineering. Congratulations Mr. Wu for this honor!

Dr. Jason McCormick, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE received 2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize

Dr. Jason McCormick, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE from Southeastern Branch of the Michigan Section has been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the  2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for the paper “Heavy Ductile Limits for Deep Steel Columns,” published in the April 2018 issue of Journal of Structural Engineering. Congratulations Dr. McCormick for this honor!

Dr. Sherif El-Tawil, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE received 2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize

Dr. Sherif El-Tawil, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE from Southeastern Branch of the, Michigan Section has been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the  2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for the paper “Heavy Ductile Limits for Deep Steel Columns,” published in the April 2018 issue of Journal of Structural Engineering. Congratulations Dr. El-Tawil for this honor!

Dr. Bojan Guzina, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE received 2019 Nathan M. Newmark Medal

Dr. Bojan Guzina, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE from Minnesota Section has been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the  2019 Nathan M. Newmark Medal for “seminal work on theoretical and computational methods related to wave propagation and inverse scattering problems, with applications to the imaging of biological and engineered systems.” Congratulations to Dr. Guzina for this honor!

Mr. Derek Slovenec, S.M.ASCE received 2019 Moisseiff Award

Mr. Derek Slovenec, S.M.ASCE from Akron-Canton Section has been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the  2019 Moisseiff Award for the paper, “Seismic Rehabilitation of Concentrically Braced Frames Using Stiff Rocking Cores,” published in the September 2017 issue of Journal of Structural Engineering. Congratulations to Mr. Slovenec for this honor!

Dr. Sinan Keten, D.Eng., Aff.M.ASCE received 2019 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize   

Dr. Sinan Keten, D.Eng., Aff.M.ASCE  from the Illinois Section has been selected by the Committee on Technical Advancement to receive the  2019 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for your “contributions to our understanding of the mechanical behavior of structural materials, and for establishing novel molecular simulation techniques for characterizing the nanomechanics of polymers nanocomposites.” Congratulations to Dr. Keten for this honor!

February 13, 2019 - Dr. David W. Spelman, Ph.D., EI, A.M.ASCE receives 2019 Rudolph Hering Medal

Dr. David W. Spelman, Ph.D., EI, A.M.ASCE from the Illinois Valley Branch of the Central Illinois Section has been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the  2019 Rudolph Hering Medal for the paper, “Is the Treatment Response of Manufactured BMPs to Urban Drainage PM Loads Portable?” published in the April 2018 issue of Journal of Environmental Engineering.” Congraulations to Dr. Spelman for this honor!

November 14, 2018 - Congratulations to the 2018 Wisconsin Section award recipients:

  • Distinguished Service Award Carl Sutter, PE, F.ASCE

  • Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award - Aaron Schramm, PE, M.ASCE

  • Engineer in Education Award Samuel Owusu-Ababio, PE, M.ASCE

  • Engineer in Government Services Award Michael Mucha, PE, ENV-SP, F.ASCE

  • Projects with Cost Less Than $2 Million: Auburndale Underpass Project, submitted by Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.

  • Projects with Cost Between $2 Million and $10 Million: Lacy Road Reconstruction Project, submitted by Mead & Hunt, Inc.

  • Projects with Cost More Than $20 Million:UW-Madison Memorial Union Renovation Project, submitted by GRAEF

November 6, 2018 - Congratulations to the Central Ohio Section for being awarded the Outstanding Section and Branch Web Award for medium Sections and Branches. This award will be presented at the 2019 Regions 3, 6, & 7 Multi-Region Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 9 at the Westin Dallas Park Central, Dallas, TX.

June 13, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Ralph J. Hodek, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE from the Michigan Section for being selected by the Cold Regions Engineering Division to receive the 2018 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering "For your extensive career of university teaching and mentoring of numerous Masters and PhD students in the field of Cold Regions Geotechnical Engineering and for your service to ASCE and the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering."