Mines emeritus professor of geological engineering receives Transportation Research Board award

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 4, 2011 – A. Keith Turner, emeritus professor of geological engineering, recently was presented the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which is part of the National Academies. 
During the TRB’s 90th Annual Meeting in January in Washington D.C., which had 10,900 attendees, Turner was recognized for “his outstanding achievement in transportation research, his important, wide-ranging contributions in the application of computer and spatial information technologies to geological and environmental issues, and his research that illustrates how such new applications can influence society at large.”
Actively engaged with TRB for more than 40 years, Turner currently serves on the Design and Construction Group Executive Board; on several TRB standing committees and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project panels; chairs the Design and Construction Group’s Subcommittee on Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure; and is chair of the Strategic Highway Research Program’s Technical Expert Task Group that monitors two projects on utility and tunnel location technology.
The TRB is responsible for research into all forms of transportation. The Crum Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the performance of distinguished service; the production of fundamental or developmental research; or the administration, promotion, or fostering of outstanding research that in the judgment of the TRB Executive Committee is worthy of the award.

Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu 


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