Army Corps of Engineers selects Vicksburg District team member Engineer of the Year
July 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12 July 2012
VICKSBURG, Miss….The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Headquarters, Washington, D.C., recently named Ronald C. Goldman the 2012 USACE Engineer of the Year. This award is based upon nominee's engineering achievements relating to design, construction, environmental, research, contributions, innovations, successes, engineering leadership and other notable achievements.
Goldman is director of the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center (MMC) at the USACE Vicksburg District, which he established in 2009. He has advanced USACE capabilities not only through technology advancements, but also through his innovative and strategic vision. He has since developed state-of-the-art technologies, standards and processes that are used throughout USACE. This implementation, and success, has led to partnerships with external agencies that include the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, and the United States Geological Survey.
Goldman, as a registered professional engineer, supports the engineering vocation by actively sharing innovative ideas and development strategies at professional conferences. He regularly serves as an advisor and educator at local, regional and national conferences. Goldman and the MMC joined forces with USACE Hydraulic Engineering Center in order to customize advanced training to increase USACE modeling core competencies. He has elevated the MMC as a reliable center of excellence that the Corps and outside agencies can depend upon for professional services and products. The Vicksburg District's MMC Production Center has increased supported core competency development for more than 120 hydraulic engineers, geospatial information system professionals, and economists throughout 22 USACE districts.
Goldman, a native of Philadelphia, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi. He is an active member of Bowmar Baptist Church, a member of the Chi Epsilon Honor Society of Engineers, and the Vicksburg Post Society of American Military Engineers.