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2016 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

2016 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition


Entry Deadline: March 1, 2016


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, sponsors an annual 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, 2016.

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, by March 1, 2016. Two (2) papers per Section may be entered in the Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition.  The entrant must then present their paper during the Spring 2016 Meeting of the Region 4 Assembly to be held on April 15 &16, 2016.  Travel Stipends to attend the Spring 2016 Region 4 Assembly may be available from the entrant's Section and/or Branch. 


Prizes available for the top two papers:  First Places gets the Terrell Plaque and $500 cash, Second Place gets $250 cash.


The Daniel V. Terrell competition topic (same topic for the society's Daniel W. Mead Contest) must address professional ethics with respect to the following question or statement:

"When working in a foreign location, what defines the design standard which the engineer can rely on to have met his or her ethical obligation to provide a safe and sound engineering solution or design?"


 For complete rules and information on the Terrell Paper Competition,  click on rules button below or visit website:


For additional information on the Daniel V. Terrell competition, please contact Jon Keeling (, Monica Sartain (, or your Section officers


Earlier Event: December 10
December 10 Meeting
Later Event: January 21
January Branch Meeting with UNCC