Former Lee College of Engineer professor Dr. Helene Hilger was recognized by the Water Environment Federation with its Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal at its 87th annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference in September 2014 in New Orleans.
The Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator medal recognizes accomplishments in the education and development of future engineers. The 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. This medal commemorates Dr. Fair's contributions and likewise the contributions of his fellow educators.
About WEF: Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations, and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide