NSPE Past President Marvin Specter, P.E., F.NSPE, has won the National Engineering Award, presented by the American Association of Engineering Societies.
The award recognizes inspirational leadership and tireless devotion to the improvement of engineering education and to the advancement of the profession, as well as the development of public policies. Specter earned the award in acknowledgment for his leadership within the profession and for founding the National Association of Forensic Engineers.
NAFE was founded to bring together engineers with substantial forensic engineering experience—as well as to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of forensic engineering. NAFE is a chartered affinity group of NSPE, and the two organizations issued a joint statement in 2006 defining and supporting forensic engineering. Specter was president of NSPE for the 198283 term and received the NSPE Award—the Society's highest honor— in 1986.
Past winners of the National Engineering Award have included astronaut Neil Armstrong; NSPE member and former chairman of the Bechtel Group Inc. Stephen Bechtel Jr., P.E.; and NSPE Past President Walt LeFevre, P.E., F.NSPE. It has been given annually since 1979.
To learn about the award, visit www.aaes.org. To read the joint statement from NSPE and NAFE, go to www.nspe.org/IssuesandAdvocacy/TakeAction/index.html and click on "Position Statements."