AISC

Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education

The Geerhard Haaijer Educator Award, named in memoriam for a former AISC Vice Presidents (Technology and Research), is given in special recognition to individuals who have had a profound and lasting impact in developing a unique application for engineering practice or in the mentoring of future technical leaders. This prestigious award honors those who, through their research and teaching, have had an outstanding impact on advancing the use of structural steel framing in the construction industry. 

Guidelines 

The selection panel will consider the individual's:

  • outstanding impact on the advancement of the use of structural steel through research or mentoring;
  • contribution through writings, teaching and research;
  • recognition by other educators for innovative leadership, excellence in teaching or significance of research;
  • work with students through student organizations; and
  • introduction of innovative teaching methods and concepts

Please note: Nominees must be living at the time they are nominated. Also, because of the prestigious nature of this award, it is expected that this award will not be presented annually; rather, it will only be awarded when the selection panel believes that an individual has demonstrated pre-eminent contributions to the steel design and construction industry through their work as an educator.

How to Enter 

To nominate a candidate for the Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education, please email Christina Harber. Please be sure to include the nominee's name and affiliation and a detailed description of the nominee's achievements. 

Past Winners

2018

Bruce R. Ellingwood, PE, PhD, NAE, F SEI, Dist M ASCE, professor and College of Engineering eminent scholar, Colorado State University

2010

Thomas M. Murray, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2009

Joseph A. Yura, Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin

2006

John W. Fisher, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2003

Lynn S. Beedle, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2000

William McGuire, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1999

Theodore V. Galambos, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota