Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science will host a presentation by National Academy of Engineering member Dr. William F. Marcuson III on Thursday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM).

The presentation titled, “America’s Infrastructure: Where Are We Headed?” is part of the college’s Today’s Leaders in Engineering and Science series.

Marcuson was president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is one of the nation’s leading civil engineers. He holds degrees in civil engineering from The Citadel, Michigan State University, and North Carolina State University.

Marcuson has received five national awards from ASCE, including the Norman Medal – civil engineering’s oldest honor. In 1995 he was honored by the National Society of Professional Engineers as their Federal Engineer of the Year. His career also included research and administrative positions with the U. S. Army’s Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, where he served as Director of the Geotechnical Laboratory for nearly 20 years.

Marcuson is the only engineer to be named the Corps of Engineer’s Engineer of the Year twice (1981 and 1995). He was honored by the Corps as their Civilian of the Year in 1997 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1996 for his contributions to the design and analysis of embankment dams.

For more information about this event or the Today’s Leaders in Engineering and Science series, contact Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science at 318-257-4647.

Written by Dave Guerin