Professional engineering society honors Rowan's Kauser Jahan

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The South Jersey Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Rowan University civil and environmental engineering professor Dr. Kauser Jahan its George Stout award for 2013.

The South Jersey Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Rowan University civil and environmental engineering professor Dr. Kauser Jahan its George Stout award for 2013.

To qualify for the Stout Award, an engineer must be a member of the ASCE South Jersey Branch who has practiced in the profession for a least 10 years, must have demonstrated a willingness to support chapter activities, must be a respected member of the engineering profession and must exemplify both in professional and private life the standards of ethical behavior and integrity upon which ASCE is based.

According to the organization, the ASCE, the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States, is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education. Established in 1975, the South Jersey Branch of the New Jersey Section of ASCE includes all of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties and part of Burlington County. Today, it has close to 700 members. George Stout was a founder of the regional branch.

Jahan, past chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering program at Rowan, earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Minnesota; an M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Arkansas; and a B.S. in civil engineering from Engineering University, in Bangladesh. She lives in Washington Township, N.J.

 

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