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Date:5/16/2008

nd explained it in terms the public could understand. The series drew attention to the critical role engineers play in the design of skyscrapers, and provided the public with an easy-to-understand history of the structural developments behind the rise of super tall buildings.

The Engineering Journalism Award recognizes outstanding reporting of an event or issue that furthers public understanding of engineering. Each year one award is presented in one of three categories: daily newspapers, general circulation print media, or broadcast radio or television.

Albert A. Grant received the Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal for outstanding achievement in environmental conservation, specifically for efforts to facilitate collaboration between the engineering community and related professions through organization and leadership of the Engineers Forum on Sustainability.

As director of Transportation Planning for the Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) Council of Governments, he organized the Washington areas first regional rideshare program and promoted telecommuting to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. He led the White House study of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993, and served as a presidential appointee to the Mississippi River Commission and American Heritage Rivers Committee.

The Joan Hodges Queneau Medal recognizes an individual who encourages cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to create innovative solutions to environmental problems. It was established by the National Audubon Society in 1977, and is awarded jointly by the society and AAES.

F. Suzanne Jenniches, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grummans Government Systems Division, was honored with the AAES Chairs Award for her continued advancement of the engineering profession. As AAES chair in 2005, she led the organizations successful transition to a member- and program-focused engineering organization.

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