RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 3, 2013) - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology professor Scott Amos, Ph.D., received the 2013 AACE Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award for advancing cost engineering.
Amos, School of Mines Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering professor and graduate programs coordinator, was honored this week at the 2013 AACE International annual meeting in Washington.
The Awards Committee of AACE International selected Amos to be recognized as an educator who is a member of the cost engineering professional community and whose contributions, over an extended period of time, have advanced the skills and knowledge of cost engineering through teaching, writing, editing and/or publishing educational materials used to train and educate present and future cost professionals.
Cost engineering refers to the engineering practice in which judgment and experience are used in the management and cost effectiveness of engineering projects and includes estimating, economic and financial analysis, performance measurements and change control.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu.