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Charles Roeder Receives 2011 T.R. Higgins Award
Posted by Alison Trost on November 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM.

roeder.jpgCharles W. Roeder, P.E., Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. The award is presented annually by AISC and recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical papers are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.


Roeder is the author of more than 75 journal articles and numerous other reports and publications. He is being honored for his paper “Gusset Plate Connections for Seismic Design,” published in Connections VI, the proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, held June 23-25, 2008, in Chicago. To learn more about his activities and accomplishments, read the full press release on the AISC website,


An earlier version of Roeder’s award-winning paper is available as a download (free for AISC members, nominal fee for non-members) at It was co-authored by Dawn Lehman and presented at the 2007 NASCC: The Steel Conference with a title of “SCBF Gusset Plate Design.”


For more information on the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award program, please visit

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