Tuller is 2019 recipient of the Thomas Egleston Medal

Professor Harry L. Tuller has been selected to be the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Egleston Medal. The Medal is in recognition of distinguished achievement of a Columbia Engineering alum 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. This Medal is awarded annually by the Board of Managers of the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) with the concurrence of the Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Tuller's accomplishments are a valuable inspiration to Columbia Engineering alumni and students. It will be awarded on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The ceremony will be held in historic Low Library and filled with alumni eager to celebrate his achievements.

What follows is a brief description of the medal:

The Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement is given in honor of Thomas Egleston, who founded the School of Mines of Columbia College in 1864, the first of its kind in the United States. Subsequently, the School of Mines became the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Thomas Egleston continued his association with the School of Mines as its dean and a professor until 1900. The Medal was first awarded in 1939.