Left to right: Dr. Hitoshi Tanaka, President of the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association; Mary C. Boyce, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science; Chuck Hoberman; Andy Gaspar, Chair, Egleston Committee
On May 28, 2014, Chuck Hoberman was awarded the Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement by the Board of Managers of the Columbia University Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) with the concurrence of the Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The Egleston Medal honors Thomas Egleston, who founded the School of Mines of Columbia College in 1864, which was later to become the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science. According to Columbia’s website, “the Medal is in recognition of distinguished achievement in engineering or applied science. The recipient must have significantly advanced his or her field of the engineering profession or the management of engineering activities.” Hoberman received his Masters in Engineering from Columbia in 1985.
At the awards ceremony, Chuck was introduced by Mary C. Boyce, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, who remarked on the importance of cross-disciplinary innovation in the field. In the fall, Chuck will return to his alma mater to teach Transformable Design Methods in Columbia’s Department of Architecture.Share