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William Collins, Ph.D., P.E., (seen above) an associate engineering professor at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2022 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture.

[Above photo via the University of Kansas]

The Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture program provides an opportunity for individuals early in their careers in structural engineering to present a lecture on their steel bridge research activities to the Steel Bridge Task Force and to participate in its semiannual three-day meeting.

Will Collins. Photo by the University of Kansas.

The Steel Bridge Task Force of the American Iron and Steel Institute, the National Steel Bridge Alliance, and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials select the winners of this annual award, instituted in 2005 in memory of Robert J. Dexter, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Collins will present a lecture on his research findings at the next meeting of the Steel Bridge Task Force on August 11 in Philadelphia, PA, according to a statement by that group.

A licensed professional engineer in the state of Kansas, Collins earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at Virginia Tech, with an emphasis in structural engineering and materials. Before joining the faculty of the University of Kansas, he worked as a research engineer at Purdue University and a research/teaching assistant at Virginia Tech.

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