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Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Contact: TaMara McCrae
Telephone: 202-366-0660

Jerry DiMaggio Named FHWA Engineer of the Year

Jerry A. DiMaggio has been named the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Engineer of the Year for 2002. He also received the agency's Engineering Excellence Award.

As the FHWA's engineer of the year, DiMaggio will be recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers along with other distinguished engineers who work for the federal government. The FHWA present the Engineering Excellence Award annually to an engineer who has made extraordinary contributions to the FHWA and the transportation sector.

"These awards recognize the extraordinary contributions Jerry has made to our society and the American way of life," FHWA Administrator Mary E. Peters said. "He is an outstanding member of our FHWA family."

DiMaggio, who joined the FHWA in 1976, is a senior geotechnical engineer in the agency's Office of Infrastructure. He is recognized internationally for his technical expertise in geotechnical engineering. In addition, he has written or co-written several FHWA guidelines, which have been translated and adopted by several European and Asian countries as their standards of practice.

DiMaggio has provided technical advice and support on the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement projects in addition to design and construction situations nationwide. He has also presented more than 250 short courses and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering, including instruction at the University of Delaware, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Akron.

DiMaggio received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Clarkson University in New York. He is a member of several technical committees and task forces including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Transportation Research Board.


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