Dr. Allen Davis Named "Fellow" By ASCE

WASHINGTON, DC. - Dr. Allen Porter Davis, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a professor at University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland was recently elevated to the membership level of "Fellow" within the society. The Fellow designation is considered one of the most esteemed honors that Civil Engineers can receive from their peers.  


To be considered for the elevation to the grade of Fellow, an ASCE member must be a legally registered engineer or land surveyor, and have has responsibility spanning at least 10 years in the grade of member. The member also must be qualified to direct, plan or design engineering works. An ASCE Member may also be awarded Fellow grade if he or she has had responsible charge of important industrial business, construction, educational, editorial, research, or engineering society activity, requiring the knowledge and background gained from extensive engineering training and experience.  


In bestowing the grade of Fellow on Mr. Davis and other ASCE members, ASCE's Past President Delon Hampton pointed out that "the work of these prominent Civil Engineers realizes a major goal: to serve as stewards of the public infrastructure and guardians of public health and safety."  


Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 133,000 Civil Engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.  


Published August 17, 2006