Robert L. Smith

Retired, Professor Civil Engineering, University of Kansas
1993 DESA Recipient
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Robert L. Smith was a pioneer in the field of water resource development, an educator, a practicing engineer, and a man concerned about how his proposals affect the people of the world.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times