Jerry Rogers, who retired as professor emeritus from the UH department of civil and environmental engineering in 2013, recently became the fourth recipient of a Service to the Academy Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The award, established in 2014, recognizes engineers who hold a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) certification — an honor Rogers previously achieved — for leadership, service and contributions to the academy.
Rogers is a founding member of the AAWRE Board of Trustees and participated on the AAWRE Admissions Committee from 2006-2015. He was also one of the founding members of the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and served on the former ASCE Water Resources Planning & Management Division. He helped launch the EWRI History & Heritage Committee, serving as chair and served as chair of First National ASCE Education Congress in 1999.