Nominations Due Soon for Nearly 30 Society Awards


Jan. 12, 2018


 

The ASME Honors and Awards Committee will be accepting nominations for 29 ASME awards — including the ASME Medal, Honorary Membership and the Henry R. Worthington Medal — over the next two months.

The deadline to submit a nomination for the Society’s highest award, the ASME Medal, is March 1. Established in 1920, the medal recognizes eminently distinguished engineering achievement. The winner will receive a $15,000 prize, a gold medal and a certificate. Nominations should be e-mailed to Fran McKivor, ASME Honors and Awards, at mckivorf@asme.org.

Nominations for Honorary Membership — the highest level of ASME membership — are also due March 1. First awarded in 1880, the founding year of the Society, Honorary Membership 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. Each year, as many as five ASME members can be named Honorary Members, each receiving a silver medal and a certificate. Nominations should be e-mailed to Fran McKivor at mckivorf@asme.org.

The Henry R. Worthington Medal, which is one of more than 20 ASME awards with a nomination deadline of Feb. 1, is presented for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts, in areas including research, development, design, innovation, management, education or literature. The winner will receive $5,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be e-mailed to J.A. Bamberger at bambergerj@asme.org.

In addition, 21 other Society awards also have a nomination deadline of Feb. 1:

  • 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; mountain@uhcl.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; tomvogan45@gmail.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; Yguo@eng.ua.edu.
  • 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; itzhak.green@me.gatech.edu.
  • The Dixy Lee Ray Award, for significant achievements and contributions in environmental protection; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; unikewiczs@asme.org.
  • The George Westinghouse Medals, 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 45; akgupta@umd.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; kcdelagarza@gmail.com.
  • 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; dan.e.richardson@cummins.com.
  • The James N. Landis Medal, for outstanding personal performance related to designing, constructing or managing the operation of major steam-powered electric stations using nuclear or fossil fuels, as well as personal leadership in humanitarian pursuits; $7,500, a bronze medal and a certificate; jovica.riznic@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca.
  • The Machine Design Award, for eminent achievement in machine design; $1,000, a plaque and a certificate; mountain@uhcl.edu.
  • 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; itzhak.green@me.gatech.edu.
  • The Mayo D. Hersey Award, for distinguished contributions to the advancement of the science and engineering of tribology; $2,000 and a plaque; itzhak.green@me.gatech.edu.
  • 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; yongh@ufl.edu.
  • 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; armenh@asme.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, paid membership for life and a plaque; second and third prize: $2,000, paid membership for life and a plaque; daa3@msn.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; Mardi.hastings@att.net.
  • The Prime Movers Committee Award, for outstanding contributions to the literature of thermal electric station practice or equipment; $1,000 and a certificate; shuff@burnsmcd.com.
  • The Rufus Oldenburger Medal, for significant contributions and outstanding achievements in automatic control; $2,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; tilbury@umich.edu.
  • The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award, for furthering engineering design education; $1,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate; mountain@uhcl.edu.
  • The Wilfred C. LaRochelle Conformity Assessment Award, for distinguished service in the area of Conformity Assessment, including but not limited to, the establishment, advancement and promotion of ASME’s product and personnel certification and accreditation programs; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; stevenrr@westinghouse.com.
  • 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; yguo@eng.ua.edu.

Nomination packages 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; akontsos@coe.drexel.edu.
  • 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; akontsos@coe.drexel.edu.
  • The Nadai Medal, for distinguished contributions to the field of engineering materials; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate; vlasaponara@ucdavis.edu.
  • 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; akontsos@coe.drexel.edu.
  • 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; raj@olemiss.edu.

For more information on these awards and the ASME Honors and Awards program, visit www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards, or contact Fran McKivor, ASME Honors and Fellows, at (212) 591-7094 or mckivorf@asme.org.