ASCE Board of Direction Elects 13 Distinguished Members to Class of 2015

May 21, 2015

The Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected a new class of Distinguished Members. The Class of 2015 will be inducted as Distinguished Members on Monday, Oct. 12, in New York City at the ASCE Annual Convention, Oct. 10-14, 2015.

Members of the Class of 2015 are:

An ASCE Distinguished Member is one who has attained eminence in some branch of engineering or in the arts and sciences related thereto; the honor is open to both practitioners and academics. As of 2015, only 661 Distinguished Members have been elected to this honor.

  • Tom Broz – I concur with your concern. I think it is about the same ratio for ASCE Fellows in this years class. I am on a National committee and am the only non-academic civil engineer on the committee.

    Perry R. Cole, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE

  • Avatar Jane Moran Alspach

    Thank you very much for your interest in ASCE’s Distinguished Member honors, the highest recognition a civil engineer can aspire to, except for Society President. In the event you do not already know, Distinguished Membership is reserved for Society Members or Fellows who have achieved eminence – that is superiority in position, character and achievement through significant contributions to the profession – in some branch of engineering or in related arts and sciences. Only nominated candidates can be considered. We strongly encourage you and others to help ASCE reward the most deserving civil engineers by nominating at least one practitioner by the June 1, 2015 deadline for the Class of 2016. Please visit or contact to learn more about the program.

  • I’m not sure what message ASCE is sending but only one of the 12 newly elected Distinguished Members is a practicing “in the trenches” civil engineer. The other 11 are all from academia. It’s the CE’s in the trenches designing and constructing who are the unsung heroes who have made this world a better place. I’d be curious to know what percent of ASCE membership is from academia and what percent is from practicing CE’s. I think a better distribution academia and “in the trenches” practicing CE’s would be appropriate for our Distinguished Members.

    Just a an old chromogen in the trenches CE offering a thought.

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