After serving for five years on the STRUCTURE magazine Editorial Board as the steel industry representative, Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., is retiring. Roger is the Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).Dr. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. His research and design activities include: cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections. Roger is active in several professional organizations and societies.
Barry Arnold, P.E., S.E., SECB, Chair of the STRUCTURE magazine Editorial Board, had this to say about Rogers’s Departure: “Roger has served faithfully and diligently on the Editorial Board since February 2011. Even after Roger announced he would step down from the Board in December, he continues to find content for the magazine and to work with authors on developing articles. Roger’s dedication and commitment to our publication and the profession are commendable, and he will be missed.” Regarding his tenure on the Board, Roger commented, “I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve on the Board and work with highly professional individuals. I look forward to continuing to contribute content to the magazine.”
Erin Conaway, P.E., LEED AP, will replace Mr. LaBoube as a Steel Industry representative. Ms. Conaway is a Regional Engineer for SidePlate Systems, Inc. based in Phoenix, AZ and provides support for design and construction professionals utilizing SidePlate connection technology in the Southwestern U.S. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University Architectural Engineering (Structures) program in Stillwater, OK.
On a national level, Erin also serves as SidePlate’s Industry Specialist, involved with the development and implementation of initiatives focused specifically on construction clientele.
Previously, Erin was the Intermountain West Regional Engineer for the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Barry Arnold said this about Ms. Conaway’s appointment to the Editorial Board: “I am pleased to welcome Erin Conaway to the Editorial Board. She is an experienced author, and editor and has a great passion and enthusiasm for writing and working on the Board. She was highly recommended by her peers, so I have no doubt that she will be a productive addition to the team.”
Please join STRUCTURE magazine in congratulating Roger LaBoube on his service and welcoming Erin Conaway to the team.