During his recent visit to Oklahoma, Chief Arlen Lancaster (center) gets
an update on Oklahoma's watershed program by Watershed Specialist Larry
watershed specialist, has been selected as the Natural Resources
Conservation Service’s (NRCS) nominee for the 2009 Federal Engineer of
the Year Award (FEYA).
Sponsored by the
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), FEYA is awarded to an
engineer employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers
worldwide. Candidates are nominated by their employing federal agency.
The Federal Engineer of the Year is selected by a panel of judges
established by National Society of Professional Engineers - Professional
Engineers in Government who consider engineering achievements,
education, continuing education, professional/technical society
activities, NSPE membership, awards and honors, and civic and
Caldwell has been
recognized twice as the recipient of the NRCS National Awards for
superior leadership, growth, and development of the NRCS National
Watershed Rehabilitation Program that protects countless lives and
properties across the nation. His most recent recognition was the
National Award of Merit. This is the Association of State Dam Safety
Officials’ (ASDSO) most prestigious award, given to individuals who have
advanced the dam safety cause nationwide. This award, given by the ASDSO
Board of Directors, was enthusiastically conferred to Caldwell in 2008
for “his efforts to ensure the safety of those living downstream of
potentially dangerous dams”.
attend the FEYA ceremony and luncheon, scheduled for February 19, 2009,
at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., where the 2009 award
winner will be announced.