The Section will begin accepting nominations for the 2020 ASCE Wisconsin Section Engineering Awards in the spring of 2020, and announcements will be made via email to all members.
Distinguished Service Award
To recognize the importance of service to the community and people in general, while attaining a high professional standard of civil engineering conduct, accomplishment, and service, the Wisconsin Board of Directors on June 26, 1975, authorized the establishment of the Distinguished Service Award. The awardee(s) will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting including the banquet to receive the award.
The candidates will be judged on their attained community service record as well as their professional activities, as measured by:
Service to the community, both on an individual basis or as part of an organized group.
An established reputation for professional service.
Service to the advancement of the engineering profession.
Wisconsin Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award
This recognition is awarded annually to a member of the Wisconsin Section of ASCE who is 35 years of age or less during the calendar year the award is presented (i.e.; the individual could turn 36 on or prior to December 31 of the calendar year the award is presented). The awardee(s) will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting including the banquet to receive the award.
The candidates will be judged on their attained professional achievement as measured by:
Registration as Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer and having practiced in the State of Wisconsin for at least three years during their professional life.
Demonstration of interest in self-improvement through participation in evening courses, workshops, seminars, or other means.
Service to the advancement of the profession.
Evidence of technical competence, responsibility for significant engineering projects, integrity and high professional ethics.
Contributions to public service outside of professional career.
Engineering Achievement Awards
Civil engineering achievements for projects located within the geographical area of the Wisconsin Section are recognized annually by awarding the “Engineering Achievement Awards.” The awards are given for the achievement, not to an individual, so that the many engineers who have worked on the particular projects are recognized as having contributed. The basis for the awards within each category is “an engineering project that demonstrates excellence in engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to engineering progress and society.
Awards shall be made in the following categories:
- Category A: Construction Cost Under $2M
- Category B: Construction Cost Over $2M and Under $10M
- Category C: Construction Cost Over $10M and Under $20M
- Category D: Construction Cost Over $20M
The awards are made annually for engineering projects that fall into the general category of civil engineering. Only engineering and construction achievements within the geographic confines of the Wisconsin Section are eligible.
Individual Merit Award
Individual civil engineering achievement within the State of Wisconsin is recognized annually by awarding the “Individual Merit Award.” This award is given annually to individual Wisconsin Section ASCE members for achievement/service on a particular project or a particular accomplishment.
Four awards may be made annually. They shall be made in the following categories:
- Engineer in Education
- Engineer in Consulting Practice
- Engineer in Government Service
- Engineer in Private Industry
Excellence in Journalism Award
Superior reporting that enhances public understanding of civil engineering issues in Wisconsin and the impact of civil engineers on this state is recognized annually by awarding the “Excellence in Journalism Award.” This award is given annually to an author or co-authors of a news story worthy of recognition. The awardee(s) will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting including the banquet to receive the award.
The news stories must:
Cover all sides of the civil engineering issues fairly
Accurately describe the engineering project or issue
Advance public knowledge and understanding of civil engineering in Wisconsin
Effectively explain how the outcome of an issue benefits the community or the state
Clearly describe the civil engineer’s role
Include professionals knowledgeable of civil engineering
Articles from general (non-trade) print and website media are eligible. However, TV, motion picture, books, photojournalism, and similar journalistic activities may also be considered (these journalistic activities are, however, not eligible for the Society competition).
Stories must appear between March 31 of the current year and April 1 of the previous year.
Stories must appear in English and have a Wisconsin context or connection.
Single stories or series are eligible. A series counts as a single entry.
Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student Award
This award is given to an individual for achievement as a civil engineering student in their senior year. The student must be currently enrolled and a student member of ASCE. Basis for the award shall be “for individual achievement/service that demonstrates excellence in engineering academic achievement and service to the profession.”