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ASME Medal, established in 1920, is the highest award that the Society can bestow and is to recognize "eminently distinguished engineering achievement."
Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award
The Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award recognizes significant contributions to the sciences and technologies associated with adaptive structures and/or materials systems.
Barnett-Uzgiris Product Safety Design Award
The Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the safe design of products through teaching, research, and professional accomplishments.
Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat
Award in Heat Transfer is given to a young engineer who is committed to pursuing research in heat transfer, and must have demonstrated the potential to make significant contributions to this field.
Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics
The Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics is given in recognition of eminent achievement and extraordinary merit in the field of noise control and acoustics.
Edwin F. Church Medal
The Edwin F. Church Medal, established in 1972, is awarded to an individual who has rendered eminent service in increasing the value, importance and attractiveness of mechanical engineering education.
Thomas A. Edison Patent Award
The Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, established in 1997, recognizes creativity of a patented device or process that has the potential of significantly enhancing some aspect of mechanical engineering.
Daniel C. Drucker Medal
Medal of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching and service to the community over a substantial period of time.
William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award
Award is presented to an individual or team for developing or contributing to manufacturing technology, the implementation of which has resulted in substantial economic and/or societal benefits.
Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal
Medal recognizes pioneering contribution to the frontiers of engineering leading to a breakthrough(s) in existing technology or leading to new applications or new areas of engineering endeavor.
Fluids Engineering Award
Award is bestowed for outstanding contributions, over a period of years, to the engineering profession and especially to the field of fluids engineering through research, practice, and/or teaching.
Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award
Award will be given to a young investigator who is committed to pursuing research in and have demonstrated significant potential to make substantial contributions to the field of bioengineering.
Henry Laurence Gantt Medal
The Henry Laurence Gantt Medal, established in 1929 and elevated to a Society award in 1999, is given for distinguished achievement in management and for service to the community.
Kate Gleason Award
The Gleason Award seeks to honor an individual female engineer who is a highly successful entrepreneur in a field of engineering or someone who had a lifetime of achievement in the engineering profession.
Melvin R. Green Codes & Standards Medal
Medal for contributions to the development, promulgation, or management of documents, objects, or devices used in ASME programs of technical codification standardization, and conformity assessment.
J.P. Den Hartog Award
Award recognizes lifetime contributions to the teaching and
practice of vibration engineering.
Heat Transfer Memorial Award
Award is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice and design, or a combination of such activities.
Mayo D. Hersey Award
Award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of distinguished and continued contributions over a substantial period of time to the advancement of the science and engineering of tribology.
Patrick J. Higgins Award
To recognize an individual who has contributed to the enhancement of standardization of ASME Codes & Standards or Conformity Assessment.
It is presented to an individual who by some great and unique act(s) of an engineering nature has accomplished a great and timely public benefit.
Soichiro Honda Medal
Medal recognizes an individual for an outstanding achievement or a series of significant engineering contributions in developing improvements in the field of personal transportation.
Honorary Membership has come to be regarded as recognition of a lifetime of service to engineering or related fields.
Internal Combustion Engine Award
Award recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished contribution which may result from research, innovation, or education in advancing the art of engineering in the field of internal combustion engines.
Warner T. Koiter Medal
Medal is bestowed in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of solid mechanics with special emphasis on the effective blending of theoretical and applied elements.
Robert E. Koski Medal
This award will recognize individuals who have advanced the art and practice of fluid power motion and control through education and/or innovation.
Allan Kraus Thermal Management Medal
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in thermal management of electronic systems and their commitment to the field of thermal sciences and engineering.
Frank Kreith Energy Award
The award honors an individual for significant contributions to a secure energy future through innovations in conservation and/or renewable energy technology.
James N. Landis Medal
Medal is presented for outstanding personal performance related to designing, constructing, or managing the operation of major steam-powered electric stations using nuclear or fossil fuels.
Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes & Standards Award
Recognition of an individual(s) who has contributed through the development and promotion of ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards or the ASME Nuclear Certification Program.
Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award
The Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award is presented to the engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten to twenty years following graduation.
H.R. Lissner Medal
Medal recognizes accomplishments in the area of bioengineering in the form of significant contributions.
Machine Design Award
Award recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished service in the field of machine design which is considered to include application, research, development, or teaching of machine design.
McDonald Mentoring Award
Outstanding mentoring of other professionals by an engineer in industry, government, education or private practice.
Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award
The Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award is presented to the engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering twenty years or more following graduation.
M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME
Medal of ASME/SME is awarded to an individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing operation(s).
Van C. Mow Medal
The Van C. Mow Medal is bestowed upon an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of bioengineering and the bioengineering community.
The Nadai Medal is awarded in recognition of significant contributions and outstanding achievements which broaden the field of materials engineering.
Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award
The award recognizes early career research excellence in the areas of experimental, computational, and theoretical mechanics and materials by young investigators.
Burt L. Newkirk Award
It is given to one who has made a notable contribution to the field of tribology in research or development as evidenced by important tribology publications.
Old Guard Prizes
The Prizes are awarded annually for the best four presentations of technical papers at the Old Guard Contest during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress.
Old Guard Early Career Award
The Old Guard Early Career Award is aimed at furthering the goal of the Old Guard to help the young engineer bridge the gap between college and professional life.
Rufus Oldenburger Medal
The Rufus Oldenburger Medal recognizes significant contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of automatic control.
Performance Test Codes Medal
Medal is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of ASME Performance Test Codes, including the Supplements on Instruments and Apparatus.
Marshall B. Peterson Award
The Marshall P. Peterson Award is given biennially in recognition of an early-career achievement and promise for pursuit of research in tribology.
Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal
Medal is awarded to the engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following receipt of the baccalaureate degree.
James Harry Potter Gold Medal
The James Harry Potter Gold Medal recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished service in the science of thermodynamics in mechanical engineering.
S.Y. Zamrik PVP Medal
Medal is bestowed for contributions in the field of pressure vessel and piping technology including, but not limited to, research, development, teaching.
Dixy Lee Ray Award
The Dixy Lee Ray Award, established in 1998, recognizes significant achievements and contributions in the broad field of environmental protection.
Charles T. Main Student Leadership Award
Awards recognizes Student Members whose leadership and service qualities have contributed, for a period of more than one year, to the program and operation of a Student Section of the Society.
Ralph Coats Roe Medal
The Ralph Coats Roe Medal, established in 1972, recognizes an outstanding contribution toward a better public understanding and appreciation of the engineer's worth to contemporary society.
Safety Codes & Standards Medal
Medal is presented individuals who have contributed to the enhancement of public safety through the development and promotion of ASME codes and standards or the ASME safety accreditation activity.
Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal
The Savio L-Y. Woo Medal is bestowed upon an individual who has translated meritorious bioengineering science to clinical practice through research, education, professional development, and with service to the bioengineering community.
Spirit of St. Louis Medal
The Spirit of St. Louis Medal is awarded for meritorious service in the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics.
R. Tom Sawyer Award
Award is bestowed on an individual who has made contributions to advance the purpose of the Gas Turbine Industry and to the International Gas Turbine Institute over a substantial period of time.
Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal
The award recognizes significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes.
Ben C. Sparks Medal
This medal was established in 1990, is presented annually to a mechanical engineer for recognition of eminent service to mechanical engineering technology education through contributions toward ASME.
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award
The Award recognizes a person who exemplifies the best in furthering engineering design education.
J. Hall Taylor Medal
Medal is presented for distinguished service or eminent achievement in the field of codes and standards pertaining to the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels.
Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award
Award provides an outstanding leader in pure or applied science or engineering with the honor of presenting to the Society a lecture that encourages stimulating thinking on a subject.
The Timoshenko Medal was established in 1957 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics.
Yeram S. Touloukian Award
The Yeram S. Touloukian Award, established in 1997, recognizes outstanding technical contributions in the field of thermophysical properties.
George Westinghouse Medal
The George Westinghouse Medal was established to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering.
Henry R. Worthington Medal
The Henry R. Worthington Medal is bestowed for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts.
A searchable list of all honors, awards, and scholarships offered by ASME sections, divisions and committees.
ASME members may be eligible and qualified to receive various other engineering awards submitted by other societies, including National Medal of Science, James Watt International Medal, Alfred Noble Prize, Joan Hodges Queneau Award, Kelvin Gold Medal, Niels Bohr International Gold Meda.
Society Level Nomination Forms
Achievement Nomination Form
Literature Nomination Form
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