Donald N. Zwiep Innovation in Education Award

This ASME Engineering Education award recognizes mechanical engineering/engineering technology and closely related programs/departments for exceptional and innovative engagement in and fostering advances in mechanical engineering education, particularly those who have demonstrated exemplary contributions to the advancement of mechanical and multi-disciplinary project-based engineering education. (Faculty, Industry/ Individuals and Teams allowed)
 
Donald N. Zwiep, a pioneer and champion of project based learning in mechanical engineering, showed the value of real-world projects and collaborative learning as an exceptional pedagogy. A long-serving mechanical engineering department head at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a dedicated ASME member and past president, he was uniquely positioned to strengthen the bonds between the Society and the engineering departments through outcomes based accreditation, project based learning, and engagement of both students and faculty in their professional society.
 
Form of Award:       $2,000 Honorarium and a plaque mounted certificate of recognition; reimbursement of travel expenses to participate in the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit and awards ceremony; waiver of Summit registration fee
  Opportunity to deliver a presentation related to the basis of the award at the ASME International ME Education Leadership Summit
Limitation(s): Applicants must be mechanical engineering/engineering technology or closely related programs/departments at universities and colleges that have an ABET-accredited degree programs or have programs accredited by international organizations recognized by ABET by virtue of formal Mutual Recognition Agreements or Memoranda of Understanding. 
Awarded By:  ASME Engineering Education Awards Committee
Award Application Deadline:  September 15

Application Submission:

Application Form

Please assemble your application into one PDF document and submit as an email attachment to both:

John Cipolla, Chair, ASME Engineering Education Awards Committee --- jwc@coe.neu.edu
Cheryl Hasan, ASME Manager, Engineering Education --- engineeringeducation@asme.org
 

Donald N. Zwiep Innovation in Education Award Recipients

2021

MICHAEL J BENSON
JAMES E BLUMAN
2019 KEMPER E. LEWIS

2018

KATHLEEN SIENKO

2017

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

 

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