College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Civil engineering alum earns ASCE Citizen Engineer Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chose Dr. Craig Denny for the 2011 Citizen Engineer Award, an honor designated to four civil engineers in the U.S. this year.

Denny is a graduate of both Iowa State’s civil engineering bachelor’s and master’s programs in 1971 and 1973, respectively. He also is a current member of the Iowa State civil engineering advisory council. Denny earned an ASCE Citizen Engineer Award for his community service excellence in public policy and affairs for the city of Lenexa, Kan. He also was recognized for his significant advisory support for the Iowa State civil engineering program.

In Lenexa, Denny serves in several volunteer leadership roles in the city’s Vision 2030 plan, a grass-roots driven strategic plan for Lenexa to commit to community involvement. Professionally, Denny is a senior principal engineer at Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Denny also is the founder of the endowed James M. Hoover Chair in Geotechnical Engineering at Iowa State, which currently is held by Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Professor Jian Chu.

Other national awardees include Jason Igo, a transportation engineer from Denver, Colo.; Jason Rivera, an environmental engineer from Oakland Park, Fla.; and Bridget Schuh, a staff engineer from Wauwatosa, Wisc.

Denny will officially be recognized as a recipient of a 2011 ASCE Citizen Engineer Award at ASCE’s Multi-Regional Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, February 10.