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Lawson Named TSPE State Engineer of the Year

Lawson Named TSPE State Engineer of the Year

Dr. William Lawson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) 2013-2014 Outstanding Engineer of the Year.

The TSPE Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member. The selection process considers education, licenses, professional and technical society activities, engineering and career achievements, and civic, humanitarian, and social activities. Candidates must be citizens of Texas. Eligibility is restricted to engineers whose sustained and unusual contributions have improved the public welfare and the advancement of the profession.

Since the inception of the award at the state level, only two previous winners earned engineering degrees from Texas Tech University. Dr. Earnest Gloyna, a 1946 civil engineering graduate who served as dean of engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Jimmy Smith, a 1962 and 1963 civil engineering graduate who served as professor of civil engineering at Texas Tech, previously received the award.


Li Places Second in ICEST Poster Competition

Li Places Second in ICEST Poster Competition

Yue Li, a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won second place in the poster competition at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology held in June 2014 in Houston, Texas.

The poster was titled "Surface Chemistry of Iron-Impregnated Mineral Oxides and Catalytic Activity for Oxidation of Aqueous Contaminants."


Texas Tech Wins Second Place in the Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition

Texas Tech Wins Second Place in the Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition

The Texas Tech ASCE Student Chapter won second place in the American Society of Civil Engineering Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition held in April 2014 in Tyler, Texas.

Team members from Texas Tech included Angie Fealy, Jessica Fox, Devan Glover, Michelle Liner, Wade Morrison, Brennan Plemons, Casey Ramsey, Alan Salazar, Marian Schwarz, and Tyson Stagner.

Approximately 350 students representing 16 schools from Texas and Mexico competed in the 2014 competition. At the annual contest, participants build canoes with concrete and are judged in four categories: technical design report, oral design presentation, canoe final product and racing. The winning team represents the ASCE Texas Section and advances to the national competition.

Competition Results


Auld Wins First Place in the Technical Paper Competition at the Texas-Mexico ASCE Spring Student Symposium

Auld Wins First Place in the Technical Paper Competition at the Texas-Mexico ASCE Spring Student Symposium

Donald Auld, a senior civil engineering student, won first place in the Technical Paper Competition at the Texas-Mexico American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Spring Student Symposium.


Wei Receives Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award

Wei Receives Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award

Dali Wei, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a recipient of the Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award. This award was established by the Paul Whitfield Horn Professors at Texas Tech University to recognize and reward outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at Texas Tech University. Students are nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.


Norville Receives ASTM International Award of Merit, Named Fellow

Norville Receives ASTM International Award of Merit, Named Fellow

Dr. H. Scott Norville, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been granted an ASTM International Award of Merit and the honorary title of ASTM International Fellow for meritorious and dedicated service to ASTM International Committee F12 on Building Security Systems and Equipment. Specifically, he was recognized for his "strong commitment to safer buildings via standards and for respected technical expertise, outstanding leadership, and exemplary professionalism."

The Award of Merit was established in 1949 by the ASTM International Board of Directors and is the highest society award granted to an individual member for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Recipients also receive the honorary title of fellow.


Morse Receives Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

Morse Receives Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

Dr. Stephen M. Morse, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a recipient of a Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) New Faculty Award.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association established the New Faculty Awards program in 1987 to recognize outstanding new members of the faculty in each college and the School of Law. The awards are presented to faculty who have four years, or fewer, of service at any university and who have earned distinction for dedicated service to Texas Tech.


Lawson Receives President`s Excellence in Teaching Award

Lawson Receives President`s Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. William D. Lawson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of the 2014 recipients of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given to faculty members that demonstrate excellence in teaching, as observed by students, peers, and university administration.


Smith Named Fellow of ASCE SEI

Smith Named Fellow of ASCE SEI

Dr. Douglas A. Smith, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a fellow of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). SEI has more than 20,000 members.


Cleveland Named Fellow of ASCE EWRI

Cleveland Named Fellow of ASCE EWRI

Dr. Theodore G. Cleveland, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a fellow of the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI). EWRI has approximately 26,000 members.


Christenson Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Christenson Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Dylan Christenson, a graduate student, has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). In addition to his faculty advisor, Christenson will be matched with a technically relevant and community engaged researcher who will serve as his professional mentor.


Annette Hernandez Uddameri Wins ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Annette Hernandez Uddameri Wins ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Annette Hernandez Uddameri, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a recipient of a American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. She was specifically selected because of her outstanding teaching record as a new faculty member, her contributions to the academic and surrounding community, and her proven commitment to education.


Lawson Named TSPE Engineer of the Year

Lawson Named TSPE Engineer of the Year

Dr. William D. Lawson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Engineer of the Year. The TSPE Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member.


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