LaBoube receives AISI leadership award

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On May 3, 2010

Dr. Roger A. LaBoube, Curators’ Teaching Professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the 2010 Market Development Industry Leadership Award from the American Iron and Steel Institute.

The award recognizes LaBoube’s contributions to promoting the use of steel in the construction industry.
LaBoube is also director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at Missouri S&T. He was cited by the AISI for his research contributions, his involvement on two AISI committees (on specifications and on framing standards), and his “enthusiastic promotion of the use of cold-formed steel construction through technical service, engineering education, research and professional activity.”

He will receive the award from AISI Chairman Daniel DiMicco, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor Corp., during the AISI 2010 General Meeting May 4 in Boca Raton, Fla.

A member of the S&T civil engineering faculty since 1989, LaBoube was named Distinguished Teaching Professor in 1998 in recognition of his teaching excellence. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Missouri S&T (then known as the University of Missouri-Rolla) in 1970, 1973 and 1977, respectively.

LaBoube has received several Outstanding Teaching Awards and Faculty Excellence Awards from campus during his career.

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