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Magued  Iskander

Magued Iskander

Professor and Department Chair, Civil and Urban Engineering

Prizes, Awards, & Honors

1988 Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, National Science Foundation, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems (Grant No: CMS 9733064)
Significance: The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.   Only one award is given in the field of geomechanics each year.

Featured USA Science & Engineering Expo on the National Mall, October 2010
Significance: AMPS Project was selected by NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs as one of 15 featured projects (out of approximately 30,000 funded projects) to be part of the NSF exhibit at the Expo on the National Mall, as part of the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival, October 23-24, 2010. An estimated 250,000 visitors viewed the Festival. 

Chi Epsilon James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Metropolitan District, 2000
Significance: This award is the civil engineering honor society second highest award.  The competition was civil engineering faculty nominated by local chapters in northeastern and mid-Atlantic universities.  

Distinguished Teacher Award, Polytechnic University 2002
Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, Polytechnic University 2006
Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, Polytechnic Institute of NYU 2009

Significance: The Distinguished Teacher award is Polytechnic’s highest award for faculty. One Distinguished Teacher award is presented at commencement each year.  Jacobs Excellence in Education awards are in recognition of specific educational innovations.  Each award includes a $10,000 prize. 

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Significance: Fellows are elected.  It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 5% of ASCE members .

Featured, US News & World Report 2001 Guide to Best Graduate Schools
Featured, US News & World Report April 10, 2000 Magazine Issue
Significance: Research on polymeric piles was featured as an example of how universities are training their students to become well-rounded engineers by focusing on local research problems.

2011 Outstanding Project Award for Efforts in Sustainability and Media, NSF GK-12 Program
Significance: The AMPS Project was the only project selected by NSF for recognition for its efforts in sustainability and media outreach during the 2011 annual meeting of the GK-12 program.

2014 Ray H. Spiess Award, ASEE
Significance: An annual award given by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for the outstanding Computers in Education (CoED) Journal paper.  The award includes an $800 prize.

1990 General Dynamics Outstanding Teaching Assistant-Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin
Significance: The General Dynamics Award was the highest teaching award given to a Teaching Assistant or an Assistant Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering.  I was the civil engineering finalist and received special commendation by the award committee.

Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Significance: Membership is by invitation to engineering students in the top 1/5 of their class .

Listed, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 9’th & 10’th ed.
Listed, Marquis Who’s Who in America, 59’th to 64’th ed.
Listed, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 23’rd to 27’th ed.
Listed, Outstanding Young Men of America, 31’st ed.

Significance: Since 1899, Marquis has endeavored to profile the leaders of society; individuals who are influencing their nation's development.

Dean Taylor Memorial Scholarship The University of Texas at Austin 1990 and 1991
Ken Nyman Geotechnical Engineering Fellowship, 1989
Alexandria University Scholarship, 1981

Significance: University of Texas scholarships were in addition to stipend support in recognition of academic merit.  Alexandria University scholarships are awarded to less than 1% of all students.