Welcome to the Kansas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

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In memoriam ... 

Robert B. “Bob” Thorn, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, a former member of the Board of Direction in two separate terms, has died at 92. Over the course of more than 60 years, he helped shape Kansas infrastructure as a leader of Finney & Turnipseed Consulting Engineers in Topeka. Thorn inspired generations of civil engineers in Kansas as a frequent guest speaker and ASCE representative at dozens of universities, notably as Kansas State University’s ASCE Student Chapter Honorary Lifetime Contact Member. Thorn served on the Board as vice president of Zone III in 2004-05 and as director of District 16 in 1998-2000. He became a Life Member in 1991.