The Montana Professional Engineers Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Montana Society of Engineers to honor Montana engineers who made significant contributions to the development of Montana and the engineering profession.
Sanks was as a professor of civil engineering at MSU from 1966 to 1982. He is editor-in-chief and co-author of Pumping Station Design. The first edition won the only 1989 award "Excellence" given for an engineering book by the Professional & Scholarly Division, American Association of Publishers. The book is recognized as the preeminent text on pumping stations for water and wastewater.
The Joint Engineers Conference is an annual gathering of engineers from all disciplines and is sponsored by eleven professional engineering societies.