Texas Tech University.

WiSE Researcher and CE Professor Receives Recognition for State Service

 Dr. Kiesling displays his State Recognition certificate.

(Above photo): Dr. Ernie Kielsing displays his certificate of recognition from the State of Texas.

Dr. Ernie Kiesling, Professor of Civil Engineering, researcher in WiSE, and the Executive Director of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) was given special recognition by the Texas Board of Professional Engineering for "Outstanding Service to the State of Texas as Professional Engineer for over 50 years."

Dr. Kiesling received his original license in July of 1961. He has more than 50 years of teaching, research, administration, and public service in his career at TTU. He leads the storm shelter research within WiSE, and he and his colleagues developed the Safe Room, an above-ground shelter that was recently seen in action during the summer 2011 storms in Alabama, Missouri, and elsewhere.

Additionally, he serves on the International Code Council (ICC) who developed the ICC 500 storm shelter standard and was instrumental in founding the NSSA.

Congratulations, Dr. Kiesling!

To learn more about the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA), check out the NSSA website here.