Arthur R. Schmidt, P.E. Research Assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, was recently named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
In support of AAWRE’s mission in ‘Raising the Bar,’ to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers, AAWRE’s certification was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the profession of water resources engineers. The D.WRE represents strong professional ethics and a commitment to life-long learning and continuing professional development. Since the start of AAWRE’s specialty certification program, over 400 water resources engineers worldwide have qualified for the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer credential.
Schmidt holds B.S. (1983), M.S. (1984), and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. From 1983 through 1994, he worked as a Hydrologist for the United States Geological Survey and from 1994 through 1999 he worked in private practice as a consulting engineer specializing in water resources engineering. Schmidt joined the CEE faculty in August 2003. He is a resident of Tolono, Illinois
For more information about AAWRE’s Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer certification program, visit www.aawre.org
The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers was founded by members of the ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) to improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the profession of water resources engineering.
Founded in 1852, American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.