University of Houston engineering professor Jerry Rogers was installed as vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition in Houston on October 13, 2001.
He will serve a two-year term as vice president of ASCE's Zone III, representing civil engineers in Texas, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.
Apart from his 35-years as a university educator, Rogers served on the national executive committees of the ASCE Water Resources Division and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute for 11 years and he was national president of the American Water Resources Association. Rogers also chaired numerous ASCE committees, including the National History and Heritage Committee and was responsible for coordinating the 1996, 1998 and 2001 ASCE Engineering History Congresses and co-edited the three ASCE National Proceedings. He was the coordinator of the first ASCE Water Forum in 1981 and the first annual ASCE National Education Congress in 1999 and co-edited those two National ASCE Proceedings.
An active ASCE member for 30 years, Rogers has received many local and national awards from the Society. A recipient of ASCE's William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, Rogers has also received the Awards of Honor by his own ASCE Houston Branch and Texas Section and the 1996 Houston Engineer of the Year Award.
Rogers holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 123,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.