March 1 is the Deadline
for Four ASME Awards

The ASME Honors and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for four ASME Society-level honors — the Henry Hess Award, the Holley Medal, the Melville Medal and the Worcester Reed Warner Medal. March 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for each of these awards.

The Henry Hess Award is given for best original technical paper presented to or published by the Society at least two calendar years prior to the year of award by a student or professional ASME member who was not yet 31 years of age at the time the paper was submitted to the Society. Joint authorship is permissible provided all authors meet the requirements.

The Holley Medal is given for outstanding and unique acts of an engineering nature, accomplishing a noteworthy and timely public benefit by one or more individuals for a single achievement, provided the contributions are equal or comparable. More information on the nomination process can be found at

The Melville Medal is the highest ASME honor for the best original paper published in the ASME Transactions during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The paper may have more than one author, but one of the authors must be an ASME member. The paper should be specifically recommended for the medal by a review committee or qualified individual.

The Worcester Reed Warner Medal is awarded to an individual for outstanding contribution to the permanent literature of engineering. Contributions may be single papers, treatises or books, or a series of papers. The contributions should be progressive ideas relating to engineering, scientific and industrial research associated with mechanical engineering; the design and operation of mechanical and associated equipment; industrial engineering or management, organization, operation, and the concomitants of each; or other subjects closely associated with those mentioned. To qualify as having permanent value, any paper or treatise be at least five years old.

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2013. For more information on the Hess, Melville and Worcester Warner Medal, please visit the Literature Awards page on