The Iowa Section Award is the highest award given to an individual by the Iowa Section of ASCE. It is given to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to his or her profession, public welfare and/or mankind. The award shall be officially instituted by action of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Section. It shall be awarded once in three years or as determined by the Awards Committee. However, names may be submitted every year.
a) Nominee shall be at least 10 years in ASCE as Member grade in good standing and at least 10 years in Iowa Section ASCE as member in good standing.
i. He/she could be a Life Member or an Honorary Member.
ii. Nominee should have served in the Iowa Section as chairperson or member of a Technical Committee or member of Board of Directors or served in National ASCE office or both.
b) The nominee shall be an engineer of recognized standing, preferably registered and a citizen of the United States of America.
c) Candidates for the award shall be weighed in the following particulars:
i. Professional integrity shall be beyond question.
ii. Professional reputation shall be more than local in character.
iii. The undertaking or services upon which the award is based shall be of high order.
iv. There shall be more than an ordinary relationship between the undertaking or service and the public welfare, and the good of mankind.
v. Preference should be given to candidates who have consistently promoted the social and professional interest of the Engineer.
The selected individual will be recognized in 2021 at The Iowa Section Annual Meeting.