The ASCE Board of Direction elected 11 outstanding civil engineers to the grade of distinguished member of ASCE. With the exception of ASCE president, the status of distinguished member is the highest honor conferred by the Society. A Distinguished Member is a person who has attained acknowledged eminence in some branch of engineering or in the arts and sciences related thereto, including the fields of engineering education and construction. This year’s class includes: Reidar Bjorhovde, Dr.-Ing., Ph.D., P.Eng., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE; Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE; Jesus M. de la Garza, Ph.D., NAC, Dist.M.ASCE; William H. Espey, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE; Dennis M. Kamber, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE; Anne Setian Kiremidjian, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE; Michael K. Loose, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE; Thomas D. O’Rourke, Ph.D., Hon.D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE; Monte L. Phillips, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE; Jane McKee Smith, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE; and Kirankumar V. Topudurti, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, Dist.M.ASCE. There are now 649 distinguished members. The 2014 class will be formally inducted at the Global Engineering Conference 2014, October 7-11, in Panama City, Panama.
Eleven Civil Engineers Elected to the Grade of Distinguished Member
April 1, 2014