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NOAA GLERL Director Deborah Lee Accepts 2022 ASCE President’s Medal, GLERL team members recognized with NOAA awards

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently awarded NOAA GLERL Director Deborah Lee the 2022 ASCE President’s Medal for “her leadership of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to provide for the technical, educational, and professional needs of its members, and to serve the public in the use, conservation, and protection of natural resources, and enhancement of human well-being.” Lee personally accepted the award at the ASCE Annual Business meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Left: Deborah Lee shakes hands with ASCE past president Dennis D. Truax.
Right: Lee stands with Dennis D. Truax and Thomas W. Smith while holding her award.

Deborah Lee accepts her award at the ASCE Annual Business meeting in October, 2022. Photo credit: Jason Dixson Photography

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. Lee served as the 2021 President of the ASCE’s Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), a technical source for environmental and water-related issues. During her time as EWRI President, Lee oversaw a number of initiatives related to sustainable water resources management, including career development, overseeing a number of technical and member services councils, and environmental issues. 

Congratulations, Director Lee!

Additionally, several GLERL employees and recent retirees were honored with 2022 awards from NOAA and NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), and NOAA’s National Weather Service.

Mark Rowe, Bronze Award – For leadership in developing the Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Acidification 2020-2029 Research Plan

Bryan Mroczka, National Weather Service Cline Award – Outreach – For developing a collaborative, multi-agency video series to transform public understanding of historical hurricane impacts for Tampa Bay communities.

Margaret Lansing (retired), Distinguished Career Award – For exemplary expertise, innovation, and leadership in communication over a sustained period in science, service, and stewardship to the Great Lakes

Timothy Hunter (retired), Distinguished Career Award – For over 34 years of outstanding technical contributions and leadership leading to improved understanding and forecasts of Great Lakes hydrology

Gregory Lang (retired), Distinguished Career Award – For 40 years of outstanding technical support in transitioning research models to operations and superb customer service to Great Lakes stakeholders

Jesse Feyen – NOAA OAR EEO/Diversity Award as part of the EEO Advisory Committee

Nicole Rice – NOAA OAR EEO/Diversity Award as part of the OAR Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (ODIAC) team

Rita WilliamsNOAA OAR EEO/Diversity Award as part of the EEO Advisory Committee

Congratulations to these GLERL staff on being recognized for their dedication to NOAA’s mission of science, service, and stewardship!