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D.V. Terrell Paper Competition 2023

Dear ASCE Region 4 Members,

The Region 4 Assembly is conducting the D.V. Terrell Paper Competition for Younger Members who reside within Region 4.

The D.V. Terrell award, named after Daniel V. Terrell of the Kentucky ASCE Section, is presented annually for the outstanding paper submitted on a topic established by the Region 4 Assembly. The competition involves a submitted paper and an oral presentation at the Region 4 Spring Assembly.

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

Per ASCE’s Code of Ethics, engineers govern their professional careers on fundamental principles that, above all else, protect and advance the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the practice of Civil Engineering.

Most engineering designs rely on regulations that trickle down from federal, state, and county levels. In some situations, regulations and the ethical considerations of engineers may not always align due to regulations requiring updates to incorporate new standards of practice or as a result of outside influences.

How does an engineer balance regulations and ethics?

The winner of the D.V. Terrell award receives Society and Peer acclaim as well as an impressive bronze plaque and a cash prize. The deadline for the paper is March 1, 2023. Find more information here.