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2017 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

The Region 4 Assembly, which includes all members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, has established a very meaningful and worthwhile competition and award for a Younger Member who resides within Region 4. A Younger Member is defined as a member, associate member or affiliate not over 35 years of age on February 1, 2017.

The award is named after Daniel V. Terrell of the Kentucky Section. Dean Terrell served as President of National ASCE in 1954. This award is presented annually for the outstanding paper submitted on a topic established by the Region 4 Assembly. Two (2) papers per Section may be entered in the Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition. If one chooses to enter the Daniel V. Terrell competition, the paper must be submitted to the Terrell Committee by the entrant's Section President (Tom Fitzgerald) by March 1, 2017. The entrant must then present their paper during the Spring 2017 meeting of the Region 4 Assembly to be held in May of 2017 (specific date and location to be determined).

This year's topic is "Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?" The first place award is a plaque and $500.  The second place prize is $250.

For complete rules and information on the Terrell Paper Competition, visit the Region 4 website.

For additional information on the Daniel V. Terrell competition, please contact Jon Keeling (, Monica Sartain (, or Tom Fitzgerald(

Travel arrangements to the meeting should be coordinated with the entrant's respective Branch and/or Section.  Financial assistance may be available.

While the topic is the same as for the Society's Daniel W. Mead Contest, it is not necessary that an entry be made to both the Terrell and Mead Competitions. If the entrant chooses to enter the Mead competition, the deadline is February 1, 2017. The winner of the D.W. Mead award receives Society and peer acclaim, a bronze plaque, and a cash prize in recognition of the time and effort put into this competition.

Download a PDF with the paper's topic and details.