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Clarkson's H.T. Shen To Receive Double Honor From Nation's Oldest Engineering Society

Hung Tao Shen of Potsdam, a professor of civil engineering at Clarkson University, will be honored with two awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Shen was chosen to receive both the 2000 Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering and the 2000 CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award from ASCE. He has been invited to accept both awards in person at the ASCE’s annual national convention in Seattle on October 22.

The Peyton Award is being given to Shen for his “significant contributions to cold regions engineering through his long and prestigious career in teaching and his long history in the development of ice engineering models.”

The CAN-AM Award recognizes Shen’s “dedication, research, publications, teaching and volunteer contributions to cold regions engineering and professional relationships between civil engineers in Canada and the United States through his significant advances in the specialty areas of cold region engineering.”

Shen’s research interests include ice engineering, river hydraulics, transport processes in rivers, sea ice dynamics, mathematical modeling and oil spills in rivers and lakes.  He has been at Clarkson since in 1976, becoming an associate professor in 1981 and a professor in 1983.

Shen received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Chung Yuan College, his master’s in water resources engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in mechanics and hydraulics from the University of Iowa.

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 123,000 civil engineers worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. 

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