Recognizing accomplishments in research and the education and development of future engineers, this medal honors Gordon Maskew Fair, a professor of sanitary engineering at Harvard University, who achieved exceptional results in preparing students for the water environment profession.

Beyond the purely technical information, Dr. Fair imparted to his students a desire for environmental harmony and taught them to use their engineering skills toward the realization of that end. His insight into the capabilities, as well as the limitations, of current knowledge in the field of sanitary engineering, now known as environmental engineering, inspired students to conduct research and investigation into important emerging areas of concern. This medal commemorates Dr. Fair's contributions and likewise that of our most outstanding fellow educators.

Frequency of Award: The Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal is presented annually.

i. Detailed Resume or CV documenting significant accomplishments in the education and development of future engineers.
ii. Member in good standing of the Water Environment Federation.

  • Online Nomination Form
  • Format and content of a nomination:
  • One page biography of the nominee
  • Specific reasons for nomination (one page maximum)
  • Any other supporting material required under Criteria or that you feel would be helpful in the selection process.

WEF Membership Requirements for Application

Both the Nominee and Nominator must be current (not expired) WEF Members, in order for the Nominee to be considered for this Award.

If needed, contact WEF's Customer Service Center for WEF Member ID information: | 1-800-666-0206 | 703-684-2400 | International Members/Customers: 1-571-830-1545

Application Deadline:

Application will be available annually on January 15 and close annually on March 31 at 11:59PM (Eastern).

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Rebecca Culhane
Manager, Awards and Scholarships
Phone: 1 + (703-684-2400) x7070