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Visiting Scholar Program

Leo R. Beard Visiting Scholar Program

For many years, on an ad hoc basis, HEC has invited prominent professionals to take up residence at CEIWR-HEC to foster scholarly exchange. Faculty from a number of universities have spent some of their sabbatical with CEIWR-HEC. In addition, prominent engineers from other agencies have also joined the CEIWR-HEC staff inthe same capacity. The experience and the exchange of ideas that these scholars bring to CEIWR-HEC has proven to be intellectually invigorating for both the CEIWR-HEC staff and the visitors themselves.

In order to benefit from the infusion of new ideas and concepts in its work, USACE established and CEIWR supports a number of visiting scholar programs by which CEIWR is able to support the work of academicians who conduct research in areas which support the work of CEIWR. One of the visiting scholar programs has been established at CEIWR-HEC. The Leo R. Beard Visiting Scholars Program was established in honor of Mr. Leo Roy Beard who was the founding Director of CEIWR-HEC and he had strong ties to scholars in the profession. As part of the Visiting Scholar program, hydrologic and hydraulic professionals are invited to CEIWR-HEC to address critical issues or problems CEIWR-HEC and others within USACE have encountered. CEIWR-HEC hopes to have visiting scholars on a reasonably regular basis, one per year for perhaps six months at a time. CEIWR-HEC will from time-to-time, report on our Web site, the status of our scholars and their activities.

Highlights of Mr. Beard's accomplishments.