Joint Awards

ASME members may be eligible and qualified to receive various other engineering awards. These awards may be classified as being for specific or general engineering achievements. A listing of the two types are given below. Nomination procedures for the joint awards are quite varied. For the six awards listed below, ASME nominates one engineer who will generally be in competition with those submitted by other societies:

National Medal of Science:  Annual. Submit nomination directly to ASME by March 1 of the year preceding the award.

James Watt International Medal:  Biennial. Submit nomination directly to ASME by March 1 of an even-numbered year for award the following odd-numbered year.

Alfred Noble Prize:  Annual. Submit nomination to Honors and Awards Committee of appropriate Technical Division. Nomination from this committee must be received by October 1 of the year preceding the award.

Joan Hodges Queneau Award:  Annual. Submit nomination to Honors and Awards Committee of the Technology and Society Division. Same deadlines as for the Noble Prize.

Kelvin Gold Medal:  Triennial. Submit nomination directly to ASME by October 1 of second year before award (i.e., October 1, 2002 for 2004 award, etc.)

Niels Bohr International Gold Medal:  Triennial. Submit nomination directly to ASME by October 1 of second year before award (i.e., October 1, 2001 for 2003 award, etc.)


Nominations for all other awards may be submitted directly to the Joint Award Board which administers the particular award. Members or committees may obtain a more complete description of any particular Joint Award upon request to: Honors Department, ASME Headquarters, Two Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Joint Engineering Awards
(for achievements in special fields)
Field Honor and Founding Date Qualifications *Participating Bodies *Administered By
Aeronautics Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1928) Contribution to the advancement of aeronautics ASME, SAE, AIAA
AIAA
Atomic Energy Niels Bohr International Gold Medal (1955) Outstanding work by an engineer or physicist for the peaceful utilization of atomic energy   DI
Environmental Conservation Joan Hodges Queneau Award (1976) Outstanding contribution by an engineer in behalf of environmental conservation   NAuS
Heat Transfer Max Jakob Memorial Award (1961) Eminent achievement in heat transfer ASME, AIChE ASME
Invention National Inventors Hall of Fame (1973) Outstanding U.S. patented invention   NIHF
Literature Alfred Noble Prize (1929) Outstanding technical paper by an author under 31 ASME, ASCE, AIME, IEEE, WSE ASCE
Solid Fuels Percy Nicholls Award (1942) Notable scientific or industrial achievement in the field of solid fuels ASME, AIME AIME/ASME
Transportation Elmer A. Sperry Award (1955) Contribution to the advancement of transportation by land, air or sea ASME, IEEE, SNAME, SAE, AIAA ASME

 

Joint Engineering Awards
(for general engineering achievements)
Honor and Founding Date Qualifications *Participating Bodies *Administered By
Hoover Medal (1930) Great, unselfish, non-technical services by an engineer to humankind ASME, ASCE, AIME, IEEE, AIChE ASME
James Watt International Medal (1936) Worldwide eminence in the application of science furthering the progress of mechanical engineering   IMechE
John Fritz Medal (1902) Notable scientific or industrial achievement in any field of pure or applied science   AAES
Kelvin Gold Medal (1920) Distinguished service in the application of science to engineering   ICE
National Medal of Science (1959) Outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical or engineering sciences   AAES
Society of Women Engineers Award Outstanding contribution by a woman in any field of engineering   SWE
Washington Award (1916) Accomplishments which promote the happiness, comfort, and well-being of humanity ASCE, AIME, ASME, IEEE, NSPE WSE

 

*KEY FOR ABOVE TABLES
AAES American Association of Engineering Societies, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston VA 20191-4344
AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston VA 20191-4344
AIME American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, 12000 East Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO 80112
AMA American Management Association, 160 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Two Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
IDA Dansk Ingeniorforening (Danish Society of Engineers) Kalvebod Brygge 31-33/ 1780 Copenhagen V
ICE Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain) One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
IMechE Institute of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain), 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
NAuS National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
NIHF National Inventors Hall of Fame, 371 Highland Park, NW, North Canton, OH 44720
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2715
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001
SME Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME Drive, P.O. Box 930, Dearborn, MI 48121-0930
SNAME Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1452 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
SWE Society of Women Engineers, 203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1675, Chicago, IL 60601
UET United Engineering Trust, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
WSE Western Society of Engineers, 1111 Burlington Avenue, Suite 108, Lisle, IL 60532