Kate Gleason Award

The Kate Gleason Award established in 2011 by the ASME Foundation recognizes the contribution of distinguished female leaders in the engineering profession.

As the first woman to be welcomed into ASME as a full member, Kate Gleason helped pave the way for other women to enter and thrive in the field of engineering.

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.

Form of Award: $ A 2000 honorarium, a bronze medal, a certificate and a travel supplement not to exceed $750
Limitation(s): Only women engineers are eligible for this award.
Administrative Responsibility:  
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Nomination Sent To: Kate Gleason Award Committee 
Committee Chair: V. Rockwell
Phone Number: 832-512-7475
E-mail: varockwell@outlook.com
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)


2011 Yvonne C. Brill
2012 Edith Stern
2013 Ann Dowling
2014 Ursula M. Burns
2015 Suzanne Jenniches
2016 Helen L. Reed
2018 Awatef A. Hamed
2020 Lisa Burton O’Toole
2021 Alba L. Colón-Rodríguez


Nomination Instructions

Achievement Nomination Form

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