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George F. Sowers George F. Sowers was a geotechnical engineer earning his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1942 and his MS from Harvard in 1947. After receiving his Masters he began teaching as a professor at Georgia Institution of Technology, and becoming the chairmen of the Law Companies Consulting Group. He continued consulting and teaching for 50 years. As a Consultant he worked on dam projects in India and sinkholes near Georgia Tech. He also helped build the Pan American Highway Link, in which his design changed the route to make the highway shorter, less expensive, and did not go through the mountains. As a professor he was equally if not more successful authoring over 130 technical papers, and eight books. His most well known text-book is titled Introductory Soil Mechanics and Foundations . During his career he earned numerous awards: Engineer of the Year (Georgia Society of Professional Engineers 1973), The Herschel Prize (The Boston Society of Civil Engineers 1976), The ASCE Middlebrooks Award (1977), The Terzaghi Lecture (1979), The ASCE Martin Kapp Lecture in New York (1985), The Brooks Award (1990), Elected to The National Academy of Engineering (1994), The ASCE Middlebrooks Award (1994), ASCE Forensic Engineer of the Year Award (1994), and The ASCE Terzaghi Award (1995). Sowers was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1921 where he began his engineering career by working for his dad’s consulting firm in Ohio. His father was George Bloomer Sowers, and his mother was Marie Saphronia Tyler Sowers. George worked shortly as an assistant hydraulic engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he met and married a fellow hydrologist named Frances Lott. George and Frances had four children, and they also established an endowment at Georgia Tech for the George F. Sowers Distinguished Graduate Student Award in his memory. He passed away in 1996.
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Herb McKim Herb McKim graduated from North Carolina State University where he obtained both his BSCE and MCE. He also received his MBA from University of North Carolina- Wilmington. His current job description is to manage the Geomatics division of McKim and Creed, a 450 person civil engineering, surveying, and planning consultancy that he co-founded. The company has been involved in many projects all over the east coast.
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