Charles G. "Chuck" Salmon, an emeritus civil-environmental engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he had taught for nearly 40 years, andnoted author of widely-used textbooks on concrete design, steel structures and structural analysis, was found dead on April 28 at his Las Vegas home. Details were not disclosed. Salmon was active in several industry groups, a past president of the civil engineering honor society Chi Epsilon, and recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers. He was known for his student mentoring skills, serving coffee to students in his 7:45 a.m. courses to keep them awake through lectures, says former colleague Jeffrey S. Russell, now a UW vice provost.

“Chuck was a true giant in the profession—a brilliant structural engineer, outstanding teacher, co-author of some of the best structural engineering textbooks, and mentor for students,” he says. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bette and Chuck Salmon Student Activities Fund or the Charles G. Salmon Professorship at the University of Wisconsin




Louis L. Guy Jr., 76, former utilities director in Norfolk, Va., and an environmental consulting firm founder and partner in a four-decade career, died in Norfolk on May 8 after an illness. As president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, he advocated for engineering specialty certification.

Guy chaired a National Society of Professional Engineers ethics review board and was active in education outreach at Virginia Tech University and other colleges, and for the American Society of Civil Engineers. An ASCE fellow, he earned its Edmund Friedman award in 1992 for professional achievement.