Abel Receives National Recognition

Abel Receives National Recognition

PHILADELPHIA, PATimothy Abel, EIT, of our Philadelphia, PA office was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Younger Members (ASCE CYM) to receive a Certificate of Commendation for the 2017 Daniel W. Mead Prize. Abel is one of only three engineers selected by the Committee on Younger Members to receive this national recognition.

The Daniel W. Mead Prize is awarded annually to Younger Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers on the basis of papers on professional ethics.The ASCE CYM selects a specific topic for the paper contest each year, and the 2017 topic was "Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?"

Abel was selected for his paper “Ethically Ambiguous: Addressing the Implications of University Engineering Faculty Who Teach Without Obtaining Professional Licensure, and an Argument for Professional Licensure in Engineering Academia," which was nominated by the ASCE Philadelphia Section for submission to the CYM. He has been invited to personally accept the Certificate of Commendation at the ASCE’s Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA, in October 2017. Additionally, he has been invited to sit on the Mead Prize Topic Selection Sub-committee of the ASCE CYM to help choose the Daniel W. Mead Prize paper topic for the forthcoming year.

More information about the award can be found here: http://www.asce.org/templates/award-detail.aspx?id=1487