Jan. 13, 2017
Nomination packages for more than 30 ASME awards — including the prestigious ASME Medal and Honorary Membership — are due to the ASME Honors and Awards Committee within the next two months.
The deadline to submit a nomination for the ASME Medal, the highest award the Society can bestow, is March 1. The medal, which was established in 1920 and recognizes eminently distinguished engineering achievement, consists of a $15,000 prize, a gold medal and a certificate. Nominations should be e-mailed to Fran McKivor, ASME Honors and Awards, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 1 is also the nomination deadline for another noteworthy Society award: Honorary Membership. First awarded in 1880, the founding year of the Society, Honorary Membership is the highest level of membership in the Society. It is bestowed up members who have made distinctive contributions to engineering, science, industry, research public service or other pursuits allied with and beneficial to the engineering profession. As many as five Society members may be named Honorary Members each year, with each receiving a silver medal and a certificate. Nominations should be e-mailed to Fran McKivor at email@example.com.
The James N. Landis Medal, which is one of two dozen ASME awards with a nomination deadline of Feb. 1, is presented for outstanding personal performance related to designing, constructing or managing the operation of major steam-powered electric stations using nuclear or fossil fuels. The candidate must also demonstrate personal leadership in humanitarian pursuits, which may include committee activity, Section leadership, or the broad non-technical professional activity of the individual’s engineering society. The winner of the award will receive $7,500, a bronze medal, a certificate, and an expense supplement to attend the award presentation. Nominations should be e-mailed to J.R. Riznic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 23 other Society awards that also have a nomination deadline of Feb. 1 are:
- The Barnett-Uzgiris Product Safety Design Award, for significant contributions to the safe design of products through teaching, research and professional accomplishments; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; Jmounta1@norwich.edu.
- The Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award, for contributions to the nuclear power plant industry; $1,000, a crystal oracle and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, for contributions to the design or application of machine tools, gages or measuring instruments; $1,000 and a plaque; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Burt L. Newkirk Award, for a notable contribution to tribology in research or development by an engineer under 40 who has been an ASME member for at least five years, as established by papers accepted for publication; $1,000 and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Dixy Lee Ray Award, for significant achievements and contributions in environmental protection; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The George Westinghouse Medal, for eminent achievement in the power field of mechanical engineering; $1,500, a vermeil medal and a certificate; $1,000, a silver medal and a certificate to an honoree under the age of 40; Lilley@okstate.edu.
- The Henry Laurence Gantt Medal, for distinguished achievement in management and for service to the community; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Henry R. Worthington Medal, for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts, in areas including research, development, design, innovation, management, education or literature; $5,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Internal Combustion Engine Award, for eminent achievement or distinguished contributions over a substantial period of time in the field of internal combustion engines; $1,000 and a plaque; email@example.com.
- The James Harry Potter Gold Medal, for eminent achievement in the science of thermodynamics in mechanical engineering; $2,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Machine Design Award, for eminent achievement in machine design; $1,000, a plaque and a certificate; Jmounta1@norwich.edu.
- The Mayo D. Hersey Award, for distinguished contributions to the advancement of the science and engineering of tribology; $2,000 and a plaque; email@example.com.
- The McDonald Mentoring Award, for outstanding mentoring of other professionals by an engineer in industry, government, education or private practice who has been a member of ASME or another ICOMES society for at least five years; a bronze medal and a certificate; Stuartw.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal, for significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes; $1,500, a bronze medal and a certificate; email@example.com.
- Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal, for contributions to engineering resulting in breakthroughs in existing technology, leading to new applications or new areas of engineering; $3,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Old Guard Early Career Award, for outstanding early career engineers who have advanced quickly in their professional careers, have participated in advancing their education, have shown leadership in ASME activities and have volunteered actively in their communities; first prize: $5,000 and a plaque; second and third prize: $2,000 and a plaque, plus paid membership for life; email@example.com.
- The Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics, for eminent achievement and extraordinary merit in the field of noise control and acoustics; $1,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Marshall B. Peterson Award, for early-career achievement in research as demonstrated by papers published in the scientific journals of ASME and promise for pursuit of research in tribology; $2,500 and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Prime Movers Committee Award, for thermal electric station practice or equipment; $1,000 and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Rufus Oldenburger Medal, for outstanding achievements in automatic control; $2,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award, for furthering engineering design education; $1,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate; Jmounta1@norwich.edu.
- The Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, for a patented device or process that has the potential to enhance some aspect of mechanical engineering; $1,000, a bronze plaque and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, for an innovative manufacturing technology that results in substantial benefits for the economy or society; $1,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate; email@example.com.
Nominations for five additional ASME awards are due Feb. 15:
- The Charles Russ Richards Award, for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering 20 years or more following graduation; $1,000 and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, for outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering or a related field within 10 to 20 years following graduation; $1,000 and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Nadai Medal, for distinguished contributions to the field of engineering materials; $1,000, a medal and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within 10 years following graduation; $1,000, a gold medal and a certificate; email@example.com.
- The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award, for an outstanding leader in pure or applied science or engineering who will present a Society lecture on a subject of broad technical interest to engineers; $500, a plaque and a certificate; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on these awards and the others presented by ASME, visit the Honors and Awards website at www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards, or contact Fran McKivor, ASME Honors and Fellows, at (212) 591-7094 or email@example.com.