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Civil Engineer Awarded Honorary Membership To Wyoming Engineering Society

Febuary 23, 2009 -At their convention in February, the Wyoming Engineering Society (WES) bestowed top honors to Thomas V. Edgar, associate professor in UW’s Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, in the form of an honorary membership. Edgar received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1972; and M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University in 1975, and 1983 respectively. He is a registered Professional Engineer in both Wyoming and Colorado.

Serving as an associate professor at UW since 1989, Edgar specializes in soil and water relationships, such as flow in porous media, groundwater hydrology, design of dams, construction dewatering. He has conducted research in electrokinetic remediation of soils, deformable and expansive soils, septic system leachate remediation and wellhead protection of public water supplies.

Edgar has been a member of the Wyoming Engineering Society since 1986. He was recognized for his work for the society and for his representation of the college, recognition shared with fellow UW faculty Ray Jacquot, professor emeritus and Dave Whitman, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been the spokesperson for the WES Resolutions Committee for a number of years, the “semi-official” sergeant-at-arms for the business meeting and is known for wandering around during that meeting to collect donations for the scholarship fund, another committee he has been committed.

The Wyoming Engineering Society has been recognized by many national professional society leaders as being unique in being able to bring engineers and surveyors together for continuing education, professional recognition and fellowship. Because of the University’s unique place in the state, it also acts as an annual reunion for college alumni.

A member of ASEE, ASCE, and former recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award and UW Excellence in Advising Award, Edgar also previously received the Meretricious Achievement award for his contributions to the WES. We congratulate Thom Edgar on this prestigious and well-deserved honor.

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