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AISC to Honor Top Structural Steel Professionals at NASCC

Fourteen leaders from across the structural steel design, construction and academic community will receive distinguished awards from AISC at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 13-15 in Orlando). The winners will be recognized during the conference awards presentation and opening keynote on Wednesday, April 13, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence and the Chairman’s Award are rarely presented, which makes this year’s presentation of both at the same event extra special. The Stupp Award, one of the Institute’s highest honors, is given in special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry. Duane K. Miller, P.E., Sc.D., of The Lincoln Electric Company, has been selected to receive the Stupp Award this year. The Chairman’s Award honors those who have provided significant, sustained and outstanding service as a member of the AISC Board of Directors and have contributed to the success of AISC and the structural steel industry. John W. Nolan of Steel Dynamics, Inc. has been selected to receive this prestigious award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award gives special recognition to individuals who have provided outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and the structural steel design/construction/academic community. This year’s award recipients are: Gregory G. Deierlein, Ph.D., professor at Stanford University; Geoffrey L. Kulak, Ph.D., P.E., professor emeritus at the University of Alberta; and James A. Stori, P.E., of STS Steel.

The Special Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated notable achievements in structural steel design, construction, research or education. It honors those who have made a positive and substantial impact on the structural steel design and construction industry. This year’s award recipients are: Glenn E. Bishop, P.E., SECB, FACEC, of LBYD, Inc.; Brad Davis, Ph.D., S.E., assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington; Larry A. Fahnestock, Ph.D., P.E. associate professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; Vernon J. Mesler, adjunct faculty at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Mich.; and Mark C. Saunders, S.E., past president and senior consultant at Rutherford & Chekene Engineers, San Francisco.

The Early Career Faculty Award is a new award that provides recognition to faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching and/or other contributions to the structural steel industry. The inaugural recipients of this award are: Caroline R. Bennett, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor at the University of Kansas; Matthew R. Eatherton, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., assistant professor at Virginia Tech; Jason P. McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Michigan; Christopher H. Raebel, Ph.D. P.E., associate professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

More about the winners’ achievements can be found in AISC’s announcement. For the full conference program or to register, go to www.aisc.org/nascc. To learn more about AISC’s awards programs, please visit www.aisc.org/awards.


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