Fort Worth District’s Geotechnical Engineer, Brian Brasher receives prestigious BEYA award

Published Feb. 25, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth District Geotechnical Engineer Brian Brasher received the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award, at the 30th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference, Feb. 19 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Brasher, a Levee Safety Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District was recognized in the Professional Achievement category for his outstanding efforts in managing the inspection and evaluation of Federal and non-Federal levee systems throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Brasher’s team inspects over 300 miles of urban and rural levees, river channels and flood control infrastructure to ensure it is functioning as designed to protect property and millions of lives.  

"I chose to become a geotechnical engineer because it was a very broad career field with many exciting opportunities and I wanted to work on challenging engineering projects that improve our nation’s infrastructure. It is an honor being selected as a 2016 BEYA Modern-Day Technology Leader award recipient. As a USACE employee and geotechnical engineer, it's always great to be recognized for our many contributions that ensure public safety,” said the Huntsville, Ala. native.  

Brasher graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Alabama A&M University and began his engineering career with the U.S. Air Force performing various engineering and management duties while continuing his education. In 2005, Brasher received his Master of Civil Engineering in geotechnical engineering from Auburn University. 

The BEYA awards and conference provide employers the opportunity to acknowledge and share the achievements of minorities who are leaders in the fields of science, information technology, engineering, and mathematics.  

About 6,000 students, college administrators, recruiters, scientists, engineering and IT professionals from corporate, government, and military organizations, attended more than 60 workshops and networking events in an effort to expand diversity in the Nation’s engineering and technical workforces. 

“Brian is a valued employee whose position is critical to the Fort Worth District’s mission of providing vital engineering services to strengthen our nation’s security, energize our economy, and provide flood risk management to ensure public safety. Brian’s receiving this prestigious award is a huge accomplishment, not only because he is an outstanding engineer, but he is a role model to future engineers,” said Col. Calvin Hudson II, commander, Fort Worth District.



About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:
Denisha Braxton
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