Deadlines Approach for More Than Two Dozen ASME Awards

Jan 24, 2020

by ASME News

The ASME Honors and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 25 Society Awards — including the James N. Landis Medal, the Old Guard Early Career Award and the Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal — that have deadlines falling within the month of February.

The James N. Landis Medal, which was established in 1977, recognizes 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. The award consists of a $7,500 honorarium, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed by Feb. 1 to Jovica Riznic at jovica.riznic@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca.

Nineteen other Society awards also have a nomination deadline of Feb. 1:

  • 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, a paid membership for life and a plaque; second and third prize: $2,000, paid membership for life and a plaque. Nominations should be emailed to daa3@msn.com.
  • The 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. Nominations should be emailed to mckivorf@asme.org.
  • The Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award, for early career research excellence in the areas of experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics and materials by young investigators who are within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. degrees, with special emphasis placed on under-represented groups; $3,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to toshio.nakamura@stonybrook.edu.
  • The James Harry Potter Medal, for eminent achievement or distinguished service in the science of thermodynamics and its application in mechanical engineering. The basis of the award shall include contributions involving the teaching, appreciation or utilization of thermodynamic principles in research, development and design in mechanical engineering; $2,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to ts.ravi@wichita.edu.
  • The Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award, for pioneering contributions to the frontiers of energy leading to breakthroughs in existing technology, new applications or new areas of engineering endeavor, or policy initiatives; $10,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to manglirm@ucmail.uc.edu.
  • The Rufus Oldenburger Medal, for significant contributions and outstanding achievements in automatic control; $2,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to horowitz@me.berkeley.edu.
  • 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. Nominations should be emailed to akgupta@umd.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. Nominations should be emailed to yongh@ufl.edu.
  • 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. Nominations should be emailed to mountain@uhcl.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. Nominations should be emailed to michael.kotzalas@timken.com.
  • The Henry Laurence Gantt Medal, for distinguished achievement in management and for service to the community; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to Steve.Long@snclavalin.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. Nominations should be emailed to wagnerrm@ornl.gov.
  • The McDonald Mentoring Award, for outstanding mentoring of other professionals by an engineer in industry, government, education or private practice; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to ssmith@howard.edu.
  • The Machine Design Award, for eminent achievement in machine design; $1,000, a plaque and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to mountain@uhcl.edu.
  • The Nadai Medal, for distinguished contributions to the field of engineering materials; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to yzhu7@ncsu.edu.
  • 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. Nominations should be emailed to norris@rutgers.edu
  • The Prime Movers Committee Award, for outstanding contributions to the literature of thermal electric station practice or equipment; $1,000 and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to tina.toburen@comcast.net.
  • The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award, for furthering engineering design education; $1,000, a vermeil medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to mountain@uhcl.edu.
  • 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. Nominations should be emailed to yuebin.guo@rutgers.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. Nominations should be emailed to PTSaward@caltech.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. Nominations should be emailed to PTSaward@caltech.edu.
  • The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation; $1,000, a gold medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to PTSaward@caltech.edu.
  • The Dixy Lee Ray Award, for significant achievements and contributions in environmental protection; $1,000, a bronze medal and a certificate. Nominations should be emailed to mcedelson@gmail.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. Nominations should be emailed to 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.

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