Texas A&M civil engineering recognized by ASCE

Photo of bridgeThe Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University has been selected to receive the 2013 Walter LeFevre Award from the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).

The civil engineering department, one of 13 in the Dwight Look College of Engineering, was singled out in the large-program category by the ASCE's Committee on Education for the department's "exemplary promotion of licensure, ethics and professionalism in engineering education."

With more than 60 faculty, 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students, the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M is the largest civil engineering program in the country, and is one of the top civil engineering departments, ranking eighth among public institutions for both undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. The department's students are highly recruited and its graduates are widely regarded as among the most work-ready young engineers in the country. The Texas A&M civil engineering faculty are recognized for excellence in all aspects of scholarship: teaching, research and professional service.

The award is named for E. Walter LeFevre, Ph.D., P.E., a distinguished member of ASCE, who endowed the honor to recognize actions in promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism.

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.