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.
The successful candidate is expected to give an authoritative lecture in his/her field at a general session during the ASME Annual Meeting.
Ralph Coats Roe was a pioneer and innovator in the design and construction of highly efficient power plants and advanced desalting processes. He was an inspiration to his colleagues by his great achievements through self-education in highly sophisticated technologies.
The medal was endowed by Burns and Roe, Inc., the corporation founded by Ralph Coats Roe.
|Form of Award:||$12,000, gold medal, certificate and a travel allowance|
|Administrative Responsibility:||Committee on Honors (COH)|
|Nomination Deadline:||September 15|
|Nomination Sent To:||Judith A. Bamberger|
|Awarded By:||Committee on Honors (COH)|
RALPH COATS ROE MEDAL RECIPIENTS
|1974||Emilio Q. Daddario||1991||Henry J. Petroski||2007||Roop L. Mahajan||2022||Aprille J. Ericsson|
|1975||Walter Sullivan||1992||Frank Kreith||2008||Shirley Ann Jackson|
|1977||Robert C. Seamans, Jr.||1993||Mary Lowe Good||2009||Bonnie J. Dunbar|
|1978||David Perlman||1995||John Noble Wilford||2010||Charles M. Vest|
|1979||William D. Carey||1996||Norman R. Augustine||2011||Ioannis N. Miaoulis|
|1980||Melvin Kranzberg||1997||Cong. George E. Brown, Jr.||2012||Bill Nye|
|1981||Carl Sagan||1998||Paul B. MacCready||2013||G. Wayne Clough|
|1982||Samuel C. Florman||1999||Edward Wenk, Jr.||2014||Adam Hart-Davis|
|1983||Tracy Kidder||2000||Barry I. Hyman||2015||Freeman A. Hrabowski, III|
|1984||Lee Iacocca||2001||N. Jan Davis||2016||James J. Duderstadt|
|1985||David Dooling, Jr.||2002||Dean Kamen||2017||Adrian Bejan|
|1987||T. Lindsay Baker||2003||Vernon J. Ehlers||2018||Gwynne Shotwell|
|1988||Cong. Donald L. Ritter||2004||William A. Wulf||2019||Charles F. Bolden Jr.|
|1989||John H. Lienhard||2005||Winfred M. Phillips||2020||William S. Hammack|
|1990||Jeremy Bernstein||2006||Bernard Amadei||2021||Burt Rutan|