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University of Houston civil engineering professor Jerry R. Rogers is slated to be honored at a national civil engineering convention in October.
Rogers will receive the William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers at its convention in Minneapolis Oct. 8.
The award is given to those who have helped to promote civil engineering through history, technical contributions and conference organization. Rogers was chosen from a candidate pool of over 125,000 civil engineers worldwide.
"I am deeply honored to have been selected for this award," Rogers said. He thanked Cullen College of Engineering Dean Jack Wolfe and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Chairman Dennis Clifford for their "immense support" in his activities.
Rogers, who graduated from the University of Arkansas, has been teaching at UH for 26 years.
He has served as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers of Texas and the Engineer Council of Houston as well as president of the American Water Resources Association.
He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' National Education Activities Committee and was chosen to be part of the National Committee on Policy Review, a group which examines transportation and environmental regulations.
Last year, Rogers was named 1996 Houston Engineer of the Year. In 1992, he received the ASCE's Award of Honor.