Bruce Dvorak - 2013 Fuller Award
Introduction(Submitted by Mike Wentink)
Bruce Dvorak was born the youngest of three siblings in Hastings in 1964. He comes from a family of engineers that includes his father and older brother. After obtaining a B.S. in civil engineering from UNL in 1987, he worked a year for Black & Veatch in KS City as a design engineer before heading to Texas (UT—Austin) for graduate school. While there working on his Doctorate, he met his future bride. Bruce and Karrie were married in 1997. He and Karrie have three girls; Kate, Anna, and Lina.
Following graduate school where Bruce obtained a M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, he was hired by UNL in the fall of 1994. He is a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of UNL with appointment also to UNL Extension as a professor of Biological Systems Engineering. He has served as a two-year interim Director of the UNL Nebraska Water Center. Bruce has received numerous academic awards and is co-author of many research publications.
Aside from cultivating the minds of future water industry professionals, Bruce’s hobbies include producing a roasted green salsa from a prized tomatilla patch, Cornhusker football, camping and travel.
His work over the years supporting the Nebraska Section AWWA and representing Nebraska perspectives during his extensive involvement with state and national activities is much appreciated.