Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal

The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation with a baccalaureate (bachelors) degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. The award is bestowed for overall outstanding achievement in the mechanical engineering field during the set period of time.

PI TAU SIGMA AWARDS

In 1938, Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) arranged with ASME for the joint award of the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal. This medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering to an engineer within ten years after graduation from the regular engineering course of a recognized college or university.

In 1944, the Charles Russ Richards Award was similarly established as a joint award of Pi Tau Sigma and ASME to recognize the outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering by graduating 20 years or more.

In 1973, Pi Tau Sigma and ASME entered into a new agreement which continued the existing awards and added the Gustus L. Larson Award to honor engineering graduates for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering between ten and twenty years after graduation. Funding was provided from the ASME Ward S. and Editha Jacobs Fund.

The qualifications for the recipients of each of the three awards are identical except for the period of recognized achievements. In each case the recipient shall have received a baccalaureate degree from a regular engineering program of a recognized college or university and shall have attained outstanding achievement within the period stated for each award. Achievement shall be all or in part in any field, including industrial, educational, political, research, civic and artistic. The candidate's achievements will be examined for an application of basic engineering methods or principles.

The three awards are administered by a Joint Board of Award appointed by Pi Tau Sigma and ASME. The Chair is a Pi Tau Sigma appointee. The Board of Award provides forms and invites ASME Sections and other units to nominate for the awards. The Board of Award submits the names and records of the persons selected for the three awards to the ASME Committee on Honors for the formal selection of the recipients.

 

Form of Award:

$1000, Gold Medal, Certificate and Travel supplement to attend the award presentation.

Limitation(s):

The nominee must be a person who has received the baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related field within ten calendar years from the year of the award.

Administrative Responsibility: Committee on Honors (COH)
Nomination Deadline: February 15
Nomination Sent To: Pi Tau Sigma Award Committee Chair
Special Award Committee Chair: A. Kontsos
Phone Number: 215-895 2297
E-mail: akontsos@coe.drexel.edu
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

 

PI TAU SIGMA GOLD MEDALISTS

The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation with a baccalaureate (bachelors) degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. The award is bestowed for overall outstanding achievement in the mechanical engineering field during the set period of time.

1938 Wilfred E. Johnson 1969 Henry K. Newhall 2002 Assimina A. Pelegri
1939 John Yellot, Jr. 1970 Richard E. Barrett 2003 Bogdan I. Epureanu
1940 George A. Hawkins 1971 James R. Rice 2004 Kenneth A. Gall
1941 R. Hosmer Norris 1972 John F. Stephens III 2006 Nicholas Fang
1942 John T. Rettaliata 1973 Christian E.G. Przirembel 2009 A. John Hart
1943-46 No award due to war 1974 Jace W. Nunziato 2010 David L. Burris
1947 David Cochrane 1975 Ted B. Belytschko 2011 David Saintillan
1948 Walter G. Vincenti 1976 John S. Walker 2012 Amos G. Winter V
1949 Phillip S. Myers 1977 Richard E. Lovejoy 2013 Randy H. Ewoldt
1950 Arthur P. Adamson 1978 David A. Peters 2014 Ibrahim T. Ozbolat
1951 Warren M. Rohsenow 1980 Doyle D. Knight 2015 Neil P. Dasgupta
1952 Robert L. O'Brien 1982 Polychronis-Thomas 2016

David L. Henann

1953 Merle Baker 1982 Pol D. Spanos 2017 Shannon K. Yee
1954 Emmett E. Day 1984 Michael R. Muller
1955 Robert C. Dean, Jr. 1985 Wing Kam Liu
1956 John A. Clark 1986 Dimos Poulikakos
1957 Patrick McDonald, Jr. 1987 David L. McDowell
1958 Allison E. Simons 1988 Mark F. Hamilton  
1959 Donald F. Hays 1989 Steven M. Wilson  
1960 George Hatsopoulos 1990 Dionissios N. Assanis    
1961 Ernest T. Selig 1991 Yves H. Berthelot
1962 E. Bruce Lee 1993 Melany L. Hunt
1963 Herbert Richardson 1994 Zhigang Suo
1964 Richard L. Peskin 1995 Thomas R. Kurfess
1965 John Bollinger 1996 Gregory S. Chirikjian
1966 Jason R. Lemon 1998 Wei Chen
1967 William O'Donnell 1999 Margaret S. Wooldridge
1968 Randall F. Barron 2000 Connie J. Buynacek