Professor Michael Engelhardt is a recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Lifetime Achievement Award,presented at the spring 2015 NASCC Steel Conference.

 This award honors those individuals who have made a difference in the structural  steel industry's success and recognizes their outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and the structural steel design/construction/academic community.

His contributions to AISC have been invaluable; he has generously shared his teaching talents with the institute as an excellent continuing education provider, serving frequently as a lecturer for AISC seminars, short courses and NASCC sessions. In addition, he serves as a member of the AISC Committee on Specifications, the AISC Seismic Specification Committee, and the AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel.

 The AISC press release refers to Dr. Engelhardt and several other honorees as superstars in the field.