Joseph A. Yura, Professor Emeritus in CAEE, has been awarded the Geerhard Haaijer Educator Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The Haaijer Award was granted to Dr. Yura in recognition of pre-eminent contributions in education and research in the field of structural steel design. This award is not given on an annual basis, but only on rare occasions to recognize contributions of truly outstanding individuals whose teaching and research have made an indelible mark on the structural engineering profession. Dr. Yura is only the fifth individual to ever have received this award. The Haaijer Award was presented to Dr. Yura at the North American Steel Construction Conference on April 1-4, 2009, in Phoenix.