Graduate Teaching Fellowships

 

The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program is a collaboration between ASME and mechanical engineering departments to encourage outstanding doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering education (and related engineering fields), particularly women and minorities. These fellowships are made possible with support from the ASME Foundation.

Graduate Teaching Fellowship Application is now available!

Fellowship awards in the amount of $5,000 a year are made, for a maximum of two years. Fellows are selected/renewed annually by the ASME Board on Education.

Application Postmark Deadline: February 15

Grant Announcement: May

Grant Awarded: July

 

Eligibility

To be considered for a fellowship, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • Applicant must be a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, with a demonstrated interest in an academic career. A master’s degree or passage of qualifying exam is required. A lecture-responsibility teaching assistantship commitment from the applicant's department is required.
  • In the term of the fellowship, the awardee must teach at least one lecture course with full responsibility for the course. The applicant's department head must certify, prior to the award or continuation notice, the commitment of a teaching assistantship and outline a description of the lecture assignment anticipated (course or semester [or quarter] need not be specified).
  • Applicant will be reviewed in January, prior to the second and final year of the Fellowship for satisfactory academic progress and continued commitment to a career in engineering education. (see below)
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be a member or student member of ASME.
  • Applicant must submit:
    1. Your undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
    2. GRE scores
    3. Your current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
    4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or M.S. committee members
    5. Transcripts of all academic work
    6. A statement about your interest in pursuing an ME or MET faculty career

If you're not yet an ASME member, you may apply for membership while also applying for a loan, scholarship, or fellowship. Jump to the ASME student member application. (ASME student membership fee is $25 a year.)

 

Continuation — Review Process

For continuation of an existing Fellowship for the second and final year, two reports must be submitted by the Fellowship recipient at mid-year, due by October 31st of the first year. The reports, one by the student and one by the Department Head, should be submitted by email to Aisha Lawrey at lawreya@asme.org, in PDF format, from the Fellowship recipient. The reports should address the student's continued commitment to engineering education, satisfactory academic progress, research status, and fulfillment of teaching requirements. The report from the Department Head should give feedback on the recipient's progress and express the school's interest in continuing the Fellowship for an additional year.

  1. The student's continued commitment to engineering education
  2. Satisfactory academic progress
  3. Research status
  4. Fulfillment of teaching requirements
  5. The report from the Department Head should give feedback on the recipient's progress and express the university's interest in continuing the Fellowship for an additional year.

If you're not yet an ASME member, you may apply for membership while also applying for a loan, scholarship, or fellowship. Jump to the ASME student member application. (ASME student membership fee is $25 a year.)

 

Current Graduate Teaching Fellows

2015

Brecca Gaffney

Christopher Ortega (2015-17)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Houston
Mechanical Engineering
cmortega@uh.edu

 
2014

Brecca Gaffney

Brecca Gaffney (2014-16)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Denver
Mechanical Engineering
brecca.gaffney@gmail.com

Janet Tsai

Janet Y. Tsai (2014-15)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Colorado at Boulder
Mechanical Engineering
janet.tsai@colorado.edu

Isaac Leventon

Isaac Leventon (2014-15)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Maryland – College Park
Fire Protection Engineering
isaac.leventon@gmail.com

Lily Li

Lily Li (2014-16)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of California, Santa Barbara
Mechanical Engineering
lilyjuanlily@gmail.com

Thomas Stone

Thomas Stone (2014-15)
Ph.D. Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
TStone7@gatech.edu

 
2013

Jamie Trahan ASME Graudate Teaching Fellow

Jamie Trahan (2013-14)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of South Florida
Mechanical Engineering
JLTrahan80@gmail.com

Thomas Stone ASME Graudate Teaching Fellow

Thomas Stone (2013-14)
Ph.D. Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
TStone7@gatech.edu

Matthew Eicholtz ASME Graudate Teaching Fellow

Matthew Eicholtz (2013-14)
Ph.D. Candidate
Carnegie Mellon University
Mechanical Engineering
MatthewEicholtz@gmail.com

Nicholas Morris

Nicholas Morris (2012-14)
Ph.D. Candidate
West Virginia University
Mechanical Engineering
NMorris6@mix.wvu.edu

Bryony DuPont

Joseph Schaefer (2012-14)
Ph.D. Candidate
Northwestern University
Mechanical Engineering
JosephSchaefer2011@u.northwestern.edu

 
2012

Brian Fronk ASME Graudate Teaching Fellow

Brian Fronk (2011-13)
Ph.D. Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Brian.Fronk@gatech.edu

Bryony DuPont

Bryony DuPont (2012-13)
Ph.D. Candidate
Carnegie Mellon University
Mechanical Engineering
Bryony@cmu.edu

2011

Neera Jain (2011-12)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Engineering
njain2@illinois.edu

Not Pictured

Ashley Bernal (2011-12)
Ph.D. Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
bemala@gatech.edu

2010  

Jennifer Mott Peuker (2010-11)
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Engineering
jmott2@illinois.edu

Benjamin W. Caldwell (2010-12)
Ph.D. Candidate
Clemson University
Mechanical Engineering
bwcaldw@clemson.edu

 

Past ASME Graduate Teaching Fellows

2009

Kira Barton (2009-11, University of Illinois)

Beshoy Morkos (2009-11, Clemson University)

2008

Robert Lowe (2008-10, Ohio State University)

Douglas Cook (2008-09, Purdue University)

2007

Amber Bonivtch (2007-09, Virginia Tech)

Gavin Garner (2007-09, University of Virginia)

2006

Enrico Manes (2006-08, Purdue University)

Joshua Vaughan (2006-08, Georgia Institute of Technology)

2005

Anne-Marie Lerner (2005-07, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Douglass Bristow (2005-07, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

2004

Bryan P. Rasmussen (2004-06, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Bethany Woody (2004-05, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Nathan D. Masters (2004-05, Georgia Institute of Technology)

2003

Susan Stewart (2003-04, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Mary V. Holloway (2003-05, Clemson University)

2002

Shannon Stott (2002-03, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Phillip A. Vogelwede (2002-04, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Scott Thomson (2002-04, Purdue University)

2001

Silvia Ferrari (2001-02, Duke University)

David Angstadt (2001-03, Lehigh University)

2000

Heather (Langford) McClusky (2000-02, Clemson University)

Wayne Johnson (2000-01, Armstrong Atlantic State University)

Patricia Stevens (2000-01, Boeing Rotorcraft)

1999

Stephanie Kladakis (1999-2001, Mitek Worldwide/Georgia Institute of Technology)

Clayton Cooper (1999-2000, Advanced Combustion Engineering)

1998

Laura Atkinson Schaefer (1998-2000, University of Pittsburgh)

Bonnie D. Marini (1998-2000, Siemens)

1997

Eric Wayne Mulkay (1997-99, Exxon Production Research)

Kara McCole Slade (1997-99, Duke University)

1996

Stacey Angela Dixon (1996-99, University of Minnesota)

Robert P. Brady (1996-97, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1995

Ruth Okamoto (1995-96, Washington University)

Tricia Ann Waniewski-Sur (1995-98, Science Applications International Corp./California Institute of Technology)

Christopher C. Pascual (1995-98, California Polytechnic State University)

1994

Johné M. Parker (1994-95, University of Kentucky)

Corrine S. (Connon) Lengsfeld (94-97, University of Denver)

Jennifer E. Holte (1994-97, University of Minnesota)

1993

William C. Oakes (1993-95, Purdue University)

Lisa R. Taylor (1993-94) [MISSING INFO?]

1992

Margueritte Patricia Brackin (1992-95, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

Gayle Ellen Ermer (1992-94, Calvin College)