Schnoor to Receive ASME Dixy Lee Ray Award

Jerry Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, and faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the Dixy Lee Ray Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Schnoor will attend the ASME national meeting November 13-14 in Phoenix, AZ, to receive the award.

The award is ASME's highest environmental award, named for the 17th Governor of Washington and Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission.  It also is one of the American Association of Universities (AAU) prestigious awards for "outstanding engineering vement in environmental protection through improvements in science, technology and policy."

The award, established in 1998, recognizes significant achievements and ontributions in the broad field of environmental protection. It was established in honor of Ray’s advocacy to the development of those technologies that serve humanity. She believed that the engineering profession was uniquely qualified to develop and implement environmentally acceptable technologies.