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NCEES honors Dr. David L. Whitman

September 26, 2012

NCEES honors Wyoming professional engineer David Whitman for service
NCEES, News Release
Nina Norris
Director of Public Affairs

David Whitman, Ph.D., P.E., of Laramie, Wyoming, has been awarded the NCEES Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to the engineering and surveying professions.  Whitman received the honor at the organization’s 91st annual meeting, held August 22-25, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri.  The award was the second recognition for his contributions to the professions this year: he received the NCEES Western Zone Distinguished Service Award in May.

Whitman has been a member of the Wyoming Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors since 2001, serving as board chair for the past six years.  His many contributions to NCEES include serving as vice president of its Western Zone in 2006-2008 and as president in 2009-10.  He has also been an important voice in encouraging engineering schools to use the FE exam as a tool for assessing student performance.

A licensed professional engineer since 1981, Whitman is a professor in the department of electrical computer engineering and a former associate dean for academics at the University of Wyoming.  He is a member of the Wyoming Engineering Society, the American Society for Engineering Education, the National Society of Professional Engineers, IEEE, and the Mortar Board honor society.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the American public.

NCEES helps its member licensing boards carry out their duties to regulate the professions of engineering and surveying.  It develops best-practice models for state licensure laws and regulations and promotes uniformity among the states.  It develops and administers the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country.  It also provides service to help licensed engineers and surveyors practice their professions in other U.S. states and territories.

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