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Three CEE Representatives Honored with ASCE Awards at 2016 Tennessee Engineers’ Conference

asceThe Tennessee Engineers’ Conference is the premier gathering for engineering professionals to connect with each other, learn from other leaders in the state, expand their awareness of challenges across the engineering landscape and see the newest technology innovations.

Three representatives from the CEE department were honored at the conference with Tennessee ASCE awards for their outstanding contributions in the field.

Dr. Retherford (Dr. J) received the Peter G. Hoadley Award for Outstanding Educator;

Nancy Roberts received the Daniel B. Barge Jr. Award for Distinguished Service;

and Liam Weaver (not pictured) received the award for Student Chapter Member.

CEE Department Head Chris Cox said the following about the three recipients: “I am extremely pleased that three of our best have received recognition from ASCE. Dr. Retherford has completely transformed our senior design class. The student projects typically address real-world problems being faced by our local communities, and all of the realistic constraints that come with them.

“Additionally, Ms. Roberts has taken it upon herself to be the liaison between the Student Chapter and the Knoxville branch of ASCE. She provides assistance with their service projects and conference competitions, recruits local professionals to serve as advisors, welcomes new graduates to the young member group within the Knoxville branch, and helps them with networking within the local civil engineering community.

“Finally, Liam’s leadership as president of our student chapter during the last year was inspiring. There were a number of strong leaders in the student chapter during his year of leadership, and he did a remarkable job inspiring them to chip in, trusting everyone to do their part, and keeping everyone focused on a common goal.”