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The 2006 Ivan B. Rahn Education Award  

Awarded To: Jerry D. Higgins

"For distinguished contributions to the educational activities within SME relating to ABET, student affairs, continuing education and the Council of Education"
Jerry D. Higgins, Ph.D., P.G. has served on the Geology and Geological Engineering faculty at the Colorado School of Mines since 1986. He received a B.S. Geology degree from Missouri State University (1969) and M.S. Geology and Ph.D. Geological Engineering degrees (1975 and 1980) from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Prior to coming to CSM, Dr. Higgins served on the civil and geological engineering faculties at Washington State University and as a geological engineer with a consulting engineering firm and with the City of Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Higgins’ major areas of research, teaching and consulting include slope stability, rockfall analysis and mitigation, construction materials characterization, and geological hazards assessment. His service to education and SME has included participation as an ABET program evaluator since 1987, five years as the geological engineering representative to the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., and he presently serves as the SME member to the ABET Board of Directors. In addition to his ABET related service, he is active on the Education and Curricular Issues committee, Program Evaluator Selection committee, and serves as an SME trainer for ABET evaluators.

About The Ivan B. Rahn Education Award:

The Ivan B. Rahn Education Award, established in 1995, recognizes distinguished contributions to the educational activities within SME and is open to all SME members who have shown long-term interest in and have significantly contributed to SME activities relating to ABET, student affairs, continuing education, professional registration, and/or the Council of Education.


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