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Nominations Sought For 35th Annual T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

April 27, 2005 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

July 1 is the deadline for nominations for the 2006 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is presented annually to an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper(s) make an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

Past winners have come from academia (including Lynn Beedle, Ted Galambos, and Bill McGuire), industry (including John Fisher, Omer Blodgett, and Bill Thornton), and the design community (including Jim Fisher, Alfred Picardi, and Larry Griffis). Last year's winners were Jerry Hajjar and Bob Dexter from the University of Minnesota for their work on "Column Reinforcement Design for Seismic and Non-Seismic Moment Resisting Connections in Steel Frame Structures."

The award is presented based both on the nominees reputation as a lecturer and on the jury's evaluation of the paper or paper(s) named in the nomination. This year's jury includes:

    • Edward E. Garvin, P.E., South Carolina Steel
    • Ramon Gilsanz, P.E., S.E., Gilsanz Murray Steficek
    • Lawrence A. Kloiber, P.E., LeJeune Steel
    • Stanley T. Rolfe, Ph.D., P.E., University of Kansas
    • Kurt D. Swensson, Ph.D., P.E., KSi Structural Engineers
    • Ronald D. Ziemian, Ph.D., Bucknell University

Nominations should include:

    • Name and affiliation of person nominated for Lectureship
    • Title of paper or papers to be named in nomination with publication citation
    • In case of multiple authors, identify the principal author
    • Reasons for nomination
    • A copy of the paper as well as any published discussion, must accompany
      the nomination.

Send your nominations for the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award to:
T.R. Higgins Award Nomination
c/o Janet T. Cummins
Engineering & Research Coordinator
American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
One East Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60601-2000

For more information, please visit www.aisc.org/higgins.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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