Foster inducted into Omaha Central High School Hall of Fame

Foster inducted into Omaha Central High School Hall of Fame

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Terence Foster, professor of construction engineering
Terence Foster, professor of construction engineering

Terence Foster, professor of construction engineering in The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, will be inducted into the Omaha Central High School Hall of Fame at a ceremony Thursday, October 6 at the high school.

A former associate director of The Durham School, Foster retired this past spring after 25 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was known among his colleagues for his great depth of knowledge of engineering and its mathematical, physical and scientific foundations. He will become an emeritus professor in January 2017.

Foster, who was senior class president before graduating from Omaha Central in 1959, earned engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California-Berkeley. He served two years in Vietnam as an Army captain before working at the Pentagon and in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In 1970, Foster returned to Omaha, and worked for HDR and Union Pacific before joining the UNL faculty in 1991. He helped to found the university's construction engineering degree program and in 2014 was honored with the Engineering Education Excellence Award by the National Society of Professional Engineers, which is given annually to faculty who have linked engineering education with professional practice.