Each year the J.B. Speed School of Engineering presents professional awards in engineering in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering and an outstanding young engineer in Bioengineering.
Criteria may include:
Nominees considered for this award should meet one or more of the following criteria:
Speed School is pleased to announced that Brown-Forman has been named Outstanding Corporate Partner for 2021.
Bill Brasch received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Louisville in 1971. As a student, he was a member of the Student Senate and the Student Activities Board. Brasch received a Graduate Certificate in Traffic Engineering from Northwestern University in 1981.
Brasch is the past National President of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Trustee of the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation. He is the seventh UofL alumnus to serve as National President of his or her national fraternity or sorority. He is a past member and former Vice President of the National Council of Phi Kappa Tau. He has served as a chapter advisor and mentor of the Beta Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau since 1971. He also served as Vice President of the UofL Alumni Association Board of Directors and has continued to serve the University as an alumni networker.
Brasch is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer. He retired from the University of Louisville in 2016, after 32 years as a Senior Construction Coordinator, overseeing many new building and renovation projects on campus.
Brasch was one of the most involved members of his undergraduate chapter of Phi Kappa Tau during his time on campus. He has been a vital connector for the University, providing outreach and assistance in Greek Life, serving on several student awards committees, and through his connections at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. One of the most significant contributions Brasch has provided to the University of Louisville community was his efforts in leading the campaign to raise funds to build the new Phi Kappa Tau chapter house on Unity Place. He also led the campaign to establish the Morton Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund, memorializing his college mentor, Speed School Professor, and former Dean of Men.Bill and his wife, Pat Lang Brasch, a University of Louisville graduate, reside in the Louisville area. They have one son, William F. “Will” Brasch, Jr., also a University of Louisville alumnus.