Official ASME Group

Environmental Engineering Division

The ASME Environmental Engineering Division (EED) promotes the art, science and practice of engineering in all issues pertaining to the environment.

Honors & Awards

Society Level Awards

Dixy Lee Ray Award
Dixy Lee Ray was a prime supporter of technology and a friend of ASME. Dr. Ray was trained as a marine biologist, held a number of elected and appointed positions and received a number of awards. The Division has proposed to establish a principal environmental engineering award of ASME to be named after Dr Ray .The proposal to the Committee of Honors envisions an award to be given not only those who have contributed to environmental engineering but also those who have contributed to other environmental areas. The Division has provided the necessary funds to endow the Dixy Lee Ray Award. Within the Division, the Honors and Awards Committee will be responsible for administrative activities supporting the Dixy Lee Ray Award. The Award will be conferred at the Dixy Lee Ray Symposium.

Important Award Information For Recipients of Monetary Awards

Please note that honorariums cannot be distributed without receipt of applicable tax forms. If you are a recipient of a monetary award, you will be contacted by ASME staff regarding tax forms you will need to complete, as well as how to submit them to us.

ASME Environmental Engineering Division Educational Support Program

The ASME Environmental Engineering Division (EED) is pleased to announce an Educational Support Program designed with three goals in mind:


1.To encourage students to both appreciate the significance of environmental engineering in society and also to pursue careers in mechanical/environmental engineering.

2.To encourage members of the Environmental Engineering Division of ASME (EED) to become more active in the communication of engineering principles and practices that can identify and solve environmental issues in their communities.

3.To encourage educators to become more acquainted with ASME and Mechanical/Environmental Engineering.


There will be a total of $25,000 per year awarded to students, educators and EED members who propose interesting ways to impact environmental education in their communities. A maximum of five proposals will be funded with a maximum of $5,000 per award. Possible awards include:


  1. An EED member paired with a local educator (at any level of education) to develop a curriculum unit over a Summer that can be put into practice the following school year. Units that are successful will be shared with other educators.
  2. Funding support for an EED member, a college, or a graduate student to attend an ASME sponsored environmental event (e.g., conference, training/certification program, workshop, etc).
  3. Funding support for a non ASME Member educator (primary and/or secondary school teacher) to attend an ASME sponsored environmental event (e.g., conference, training/certification program, workshop, etc) in support of curriculum development (May be paired with 1. above)
  4. Funding of projects that connect with environmental engineering and mechanical engineering principles that appear promising for environmental education.


Proposals (maximum 5 pages in length) should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2015 to: Projects that pair an EED member with an educator shall describe how funds will be shared between the two. The expectation is that the majority share of funding will support the educator.


Please note that this is an experimental program and EED encourages the widest latitude of projects consistent with the above guidelines. We expect, over time, to better understand what “works” and at that time we might adjust the criteria for our selections.

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