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Professor Shoemaker Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Professor Christine Shoemaker, the Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of her work on the development of decision-making algorithms for environmental and water resources problems. Professor Shoemaker joins her colleagues, Professors Loucks, McGuire, O'Rourke and Brutsaert of Civil and Environmental Engineering as members of the Academy.

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members). Election to membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations.

Professor Shoemaker will be inducted into the Academy along with other members of the Class of 2012 during a ceremony in September. Congratulations to Professor Shoemaker for this great honor!

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