Old Guard Early Career Award

Established in 1994, this award recognizes outstanding early career engineers who have advanced quickly in their professional careers, have participated in advancing their education, have shown leadership in ASME activities and have volunteered actively in their communities.

The Old Guard is made up ASME dues exempt members, those who have reached the age of 65 and have retired. They continue to contribute to the Society and their contributions are used to support ASME Student and Early Career Engineer Development

Form of Award: $5,000 honorarium, paid membership for life and plaque (First Place) $2,000 honorarium, paid membership for life and plaque (Second & Third Place)
Limitation(s): The applicant must be a current ASME Member who has received a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering no less than four (4) years and no more than eight (8) years before the application deadline, February 1 annually.
Administrative Responsibility: Old Guard Committee
Nomination Deadline: February 1
Send To: F. McKivor
Special Award Committee Chair: D. Armstrong
Phone Number: 212-591-7094


Award By: Committee on Honors (COH)


1995 Brian K. Miller 2010 Aaron J. Ryan
1996 Robert E. Lund 2011 Julie A. Kulik
1997 Jeff A. Gessaman 2012 Anita Rebarchak
1999 Connie J. Buynacek 2013 Jared B. Garrison
2000 John T. Maine 2014 Andres E. Rondon Marin
2002 Susan M. Shumate 2015 Twishansh Mehta
2003 Kenneth P. Horne 2016 Nathaniel Taylor
2004 Matthew L. Robinson 2017 Katie Correll
2005 Howard Berkof 2018 Michael P. Brundage
2006 Catherine Q. Lengsfeld 2019 Lee Clemon
2007 Candice A. Bauer
2008 Jennifer R. Jewers
2009 Kalan R. Guiley