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Date:5/16/2008

excitement and wonder of engineering to a broad and diverse cross-section of the public, particularly regarding the nations policy on floodplain and wetlands management. His testimony before Congress and numerous presentations and interviews at public forums, in print, and on radio and television have brought him into the living rooms of America to describe environmental engineering in an exceedingly understandable and convincing manner.

Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute professor of engineering at the University of Maryland and an American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Fellow. He came to Maryland following a 38-year career in the U.S. Army -- retiring as a brigadier general -- and eight years in the federal government, most of which was in water resource management. Galloway, also an affiliate professor in the School of Public Policy, has dealt with national floodplain management policy throughout his career, including interfaces among competing uses for water here and abroad.

The Norm Augustine Award is presented to an engineer who has demonstrated the capacity for communicating the excitement and wonder of engineering. The award is to be conferred on those rare individuals who can speak with passion about engineering -- its promise as well as its responsibility -- so that the public may have a better understanding of engineering and a better appreciation for how engineers improve our quality of life.

The Chicago Tribune, led by architecture critic Blair Kamin, won the Engineering Journalism Award for its series, How to Build Todays Supertalls, devoting extraordinary resources, space and prominence to the new generation of super tall towers in Chicago. This innovative multimedia package of stories reveals with admirable clarity the hidden engineering developments that make possible the citys unprecedented reach for the sky.

The Tribunes articles, photos and drawings took the complex nature of super tall buildings a
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