CEE Alumnus O. Christopher Webster, P.E., F.ASCE, was recently elected a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers. His election was recorded in a January 2008 article of ASCE News. Information below is summarized from that article.
Webster is manager of the Charlottesville branch of Schnabel Engineering, Inc., a large national geotechnical engineering firm. Some notable projects, among those completed in his 23 years of experience, include the $84-million Carter Harrison research Building and the $143-million John Paul Jones arena, both at U.Va. Webster led the design and investigation of the geotechnical aspects of the projects.
Webster holds a bachelors degree from U.Va. and a masters in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He has been an adjunct professor in the University of Virginia's CEE department, serves as advisor to ASCE students, mentors young engineers in his own firm, and educates middle school students with opportunities and challenges offered by the profession.
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