Paul Tikalsky, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Utah, received the Engineering Educator of the Year 2012 Award from the Utah Engineers Council (UEC). He was honored in February along with other engineers at the annual UEC banquet held at the U of U’s Rice Eccles Stadium as part of Engineers Week. Tikalsky was honored for his outstanding efforts as an engineering professor at the U of U. He was nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Also nominated for the award along with five others was Stacy Bamberg, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the U. She was nominated by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Other honorees from the U included Tetevi Lawson-Avla, a civil and environmental engineering undergraduate student who won a UEC collegiate scholarship, and Dallin Pedersen, an alumnus from civil and environmental engineering who won the UEC Fresh Face in Engineering Award. Pedersen earned a BS in 2007 and an MS in 2008 in civil engineering.

The UEC consists of 14 different local chapters and sections of engineering societies in Utah. Its purpose is to “advance the art and science of engineering and to provide a forum for communication between the varying engineering societies.”