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Nominate Now for the 2003 T.R. Higgins Award [INACTIVE] 

August 15, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

The American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) is now accepting nominations for the 32nd annual T.R. Higgins Award. The award, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers, published during the eligibility period, are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

In making the award, the jury considers both the quality of the nominated papers and the nominees capabilities as a lecturer. The papers will be judged for originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to engineering knowledge, future significance and value to the fabricated structural steel industry.

To be eligible, the author must be a permanent resident of the United States. The paper or papers must have been published in a professional journal within the five-year period from January 1, 1997, to January 1, 2002. The 2003 award winner will give a minimum of six presentations of the lecture on selected occasions during the year, the first to be presented at the North American Steel Construction Conference in Baltimore on April 2, 2003.

Anyone may submit nominations, which should include the following information:

    • Name and affiliation of person nominated for Lectureship.
    • Title of paper or papers to be named in nomination with public 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.

Nominations must be received by November 29, 2002.

The Award is named for Dr. Theodore R. Higgins, former AISC Director of Engineering and Research, who was widely acclaimed for his many contributions to the advancement of engineering technology related to fabricated structural steel. The award honors Dr. Higgins for his innovative engineering, timely technical papers and distinguished lectures.

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



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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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