Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award

The Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award recognizes the leadership and service qualities of a Student Section Advisor who has completed at least 3 academic years as a Student Section Advisor prior to nomination for the award.

A nomination for this award is expected to substantiate the leadership and service qualities of the nominee by reference to accomplishments in at least the following areas:

Providing guidance to the Student Section on the activities and programs that will stimulate interest in the profession

Creating a professional awareness in Student Members which will inspire them to upgrade to Member before graduation and to maintain a continuous active membership in ASME

Encouraging Student Section officers to get involved and participate at ASME training, conferences and competitions

Acting as a liaison between the ASME and the Student Section members

Facilitating interaction of Student Members with the local ASME Section

Working with the department chair to encourage the support of the ASME Student Section activities

Supporting the Student Section and guiding students’ activities

Participating in ASME student related activities

The award was established in 1990 as the Faculty Advisor Award in a dual effort by the Committee on Honors and the Council on Member Affairs to bring recognition to the Student Section Advisors for their contributions to perpetuating ASME. In 2000, the award was re-designated the Student Section Advisor Award and in 2014 it became the Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award.

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Nomination Instructions
Nomination Tips

Form of Award:

$1500, silver medal, certificate, and a $750 travel allowance

Limitation(s): ASME Student Section Advisor must have completed at least 3 academic years as a Student Section Advisor prior to nomination for the award.  Must be an ASME Member.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Email: persaudl@asme.org
Nomination SentTo: Leila Persaud 
Phone Number: 212-591-7071
Administrative Responsibility: General Awards Committee
Awarded By: Committee on Honors

Outstanding Student Section Advisor Awardees  

Year Name
2023 Parisa Saboori
Manhattan College
2021 Charbel Bou-Mosleh
Notre Dame University-Louaize
2020 Jason Ash 
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
2019 Mohammad Mahinfalah
Milwaukee School of Engineering
2017 Nadir Yilmaz
Howard University
2016 Kok-Keung Lo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2015 Selin Arslan
Lawrence Technical University
2014 Antonios Kontsos
Drexel University
2013 Richard A. Merz
Lafayette College
2012 Rick Couvillion
University of Arkansas
2011 Jay M. Samuel
University of Wisconsin
2010 Zbigniew Marian Bzymek
University of Connecticut
2009 Timothy C. Scott
University of Virginia
2008 James P. O'/Leary
Tufts University
2007 Ronald S. Adrezin
University of Hartford
2006 Debendra K. Das
University of Alaska at Fairbanks
2005 Lanier S. Cauley
University of South Alabama
2004 Beth Ann Todd
University of Alabama
2003 Ghatu Subhash
Michigan Technological University
2002 Massimo Capobianchi
Gonzaga University
2001 Abel-Hernandez-Guerrero
University of Guanajuato at Salamanca
2000 Kenneth L. Gentili
Tacoma Community College
1999 Shirley T. Fleischmann
Grand Valley State University
1998 Chittaranjan Sahay
State University of New York at Binghamton
1997 Latif Jiji
City College of New York
1996 Richard R. Johnson
North Carolina State University
1995 Charles F. Reinholtz
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
1994 Paul C. Lam
University of Akron
1993 M. Sathyamoorthy
University of Texas at Tyler
1992 Richard A. Fitz
San Diego State University

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