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Victor Everett Scottron

Victor Everett Scottron, American civil engineering educator. Recipient Distinguished Public Service award University Connecticut Alumni, 1980; Charles Carroll Fulton scholar Johns Hopkins University, 1955-1956.


  • Scottron, Victor Everett was born on May 6, 1915 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel James and Linda Roberta (Hayes) Scottron.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Webb Institute, 1936. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1946. Doctor of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1967.


    • Registered professional engineer, Connecticut, New York Engineer, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., 1936-1938. Instructor Cooper Union Institute, 1938-1941. Assistant naval architect David Taylor Model Basin, United States Navy, 1941-1943.

      Research associate Columbia University, New York City, 1943-1946, assistant professor, 1946-1948. Member faculty University Connecticut, Storrs, 1948-1985, professor civil engineering, 1958-1985, professor emeritus, since 1985, associate dean School Engineering, 1964-1969, director Institute Water Resources, 1974-1980, director Sea Grant, 1980-1985. Visiting professor Laboratory for Aero Hydrodynamics, Delft Technology University, Netherlands, 1971.

      Visiting professor University Padova, Italy, 1977. Research consultant hydrodynamics Taylor Naval Research Laboratory, Bethesda, Maryland, 1960-1972.


    • Author: (with J.E. Edinger and others) Future Requirements for the Fresh Water in the United States, 1963. Contributor articles to professional journals Vice president Antiquarian and Landmark Society, Hartford, Connecticut, since 1971. Vice chairman Mansfield Library Board, Connecticut, 1971-1981.

      President Mansfield History Society, 1959-1961.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (Benjamin Wright award 1985, chairman New England council 1968, chairman history and heritage committee Connecticut section since 1971). Member Northeast Association Water Institute Directors (chairman 1976-1977), New England Council Water Center Directors (chairman 1975-1977), Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineers (council 1978-1981), Sea Grant Directors Association (sea grant council 1980-1985), National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (Connecticut delegate interim board directors 1982-1985), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering, American Society for Engineering Education, Connecticut Society Civil Engineers, American Association of University Professors, International Association Hydraulic Research, Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon (national president 1966-1968), Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi. Club: Faculty-Alumni (president 1971-1972).



    Historic preservation. Engrineering history. Travel; photography.


    • Children– Linda, Denis.
    • father: Samuel James Scottron
    • mother: Linda Roberta (Hayes) Scottron
    • children: Linda Scottron
    • Denis Scottron
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    Died June 17, 2008
    (aged 93)