Richard Cooke, professor in ABE, was selected as the Fall 2020 Eminent Engineer by the Illinois Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, for his dedication and outstanding contributions in conservation engineering and drainage design. Professor Cooke has established an exemplary record in extension, research, and teaching at UIUC. He is a world-renowned, highly regarded expert in drainage engineering. His work focuses on increasing the efficiency of drainage-related best management practices and developing protocols for their design.