Douglas Nelson, P.E.

Douglas Nelson, P.E. has received the Kenneth G. Wentink Award of Excellence from the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). Nelson was honored at the organization’s annual conference in October.

Nelson is an assistant professor in MSOE’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department who specializes in design courses for fire protection and plumbing. He received ASPE’s Kenneth G. Wentink Award of Excellence in recognition of his commitment, dedication and inspired service toward the advancement of ideals and goals of the society. Nelson advises MSOE’s student chapter of the organization. He also has been instrumental in establishing and leading Team USA in the Community Plumbing Challenge. The mission of the challenge is to bring clean water, health and sanitation to impoverished communities around the world. Yearly challenges have taken place in Singapore, Nashik, India and Diepsloot, South Africa. At least one MSOE student has been part of the four-student team each year.

ASPE is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members and the health, welfare and safety of the public. It disseminates technical data and information, sponsors activities that facilitate interaction with fellow professionals, and, through research and education, expands the base of knowledge of the plumbing engineering industry. ASPE members are leaders in innovative plumbing design, effective materials and energy use, and the application of advanced techniques throughout the world.