Dean SickingThe White House announced that Dean Sicking, professor of civil engineering, won the nation's highest honor for technology. The National Medal of Technology honors America's leading innovators. As director of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, Dr. Sicking was instrumental in developing the award-winning Steel and Foam Energy Reducing Barrier that has been installed at racetracks throughout the country. The SAFER barrier absorbs energy to reduce the crash's impact and then distributes energy over the wall without forcing the vehicle back into traffic.
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