The Cold Regions Engineering Student Paper & Poster Awards are awarded every other year at Cold Regions conferences.


  1. Every student who submits a poster or paper for a Cold Regions Engineering conference is eligible for an award.
  2. ASCE membership not required to win the award.
  3. The awards recipients are decided by the Awards Committee of the Cold Regions Engineering Division.
  4. The winners will be presented with a certificate.

2019 Cold Regions Engineering Student Paper & Poster Awards Recipients

Student Paper Awards

  • Timothy Ensom, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Best Student Paper Award
    "Thermal Regime of Stream Channels in Continuous Permafrost, Western Canadian Arctic"
  • Julie Malenfant-LePage, Universite' Laval
    Student Paper Award of Merit
    "Erodability of the Active Layer and Permafrost"
  • Earl Marvin DeGuzman, University of Manitoba
    Student Paper Award of Merit
    "Monitored Thermal Performance of Varying Embankment Thickness on Permafrost Foundations"

Student Poster Awards

  • Benjamin Bouchard, Universite' Laval
    Best Student Poster Award
    "Analysis of Snowpack Properties within a Boreal Forest Canopy Using the Physically-Based Snow Cover Model SNOWPACK"
  • Elise Devoie, University of Waterloo
    Student Poster Award of Merit
    "Interface Model of Soil Freezing and Thawing for Use in Discontinuous Permafrost Hydrological Modeling"
  • Georg Lackner, Universite' Laval
    Student Poster Award of Merit
    "Insights into the Energetic Processes of Subarctic Snow"

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Cold Regions Awards

Nominations for many awards are due November 1. Always review individual award rules for full details on how to nominate a deserving candidate.

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