Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Angie Przybylo, Marketing
For his significant contributions to the region’s environmental industry, Ted Hartsig, senior scientist with Olsson’s Environmental Assessment team, was presented the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) Missouri River Region’s Vice President’s Medal. The medal was presented to Ted at the Greater Kansas City Post Luncheon on January 9, 2013. The regional Vice President’s Medal is awarded to individuals who have furthered major initiatives within the region or local post in the past year or for longer durations.
Ted’s many contributions and tenure as SAME’s Education and Mentoring Committee chairperson have qualified him for this honor. Within his chairperson role, Ted led the post’s involvement with engineering summer camps, community outreach, and young professional mentoring. Ted was chair of the Greater Kansas City Scholarship Committee, which managed more than $100,000 in scholarship awards in 10 years.
In addition, Ted was invited to present a faculty and graduate seminar, along with a full day of discussions with Soils and Agronomy faculty, at Kansas State University on February 6 regarding developing issues and needs in soils and environmental management. His seminar covered the evolving role of soil scientists and agronomists in a sustainable world.
Ted is a member of the Soil Science Society of America’s registration examination board, and he works with soil scientists from around the United States and Canada, monitoring evolving issues and applications of soil science and professional practices.