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The Wyoming Engineering Society has named Thomas V. Edgar, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, as its Engineer of the Year.
A member of the Wyoming Engineering Society (WES) since 1986, Edgar was recognized for his work for the society and for his representation of the college.
A registered professional engineer in both Wyoming and Colorado, Edgar specializes in soil and water relationships such as flow in porous media, groundwater hydrology and design of dams. 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 is a recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award and UW Excellence in Advising Award, and previously received the Meretricious Achievement Award for his contributions to the WES. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1972; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Colorado State University in 1975,and 1983, respectively.
Many national professional society leaders have recognized the WES for its ability to bring engineers and surveyors together for continuing education, professional recognition and fellowship.