Official ASME Group

Philadelphia Section

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Section Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

OUTSTANDING ENGINEER AWARD

The ASME Philadelphia Section is calling for nominations for the “Outstanding Engineer Award”. This award will honor an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the mechanical engineering profession through project leadership and/or discovery, enhancement and application of technical knowledge.

The individual nominated shall be an ASME member who is currently practicing (or retired from) engineering in industry in the greater Philadelphia area. Individuals will be nominated by colleagues (not necessarily ASME members) by submitting the following information:

  • A Summary of the candidate’s qualifications not to exceed 30 words
  • A description of the candidate’s contributions not to exceed five pages.
  • A maximum of three support letters
  • A resume of the candidate not to exceed two pages. Include education, employment history, and applicable memberships and awards

The individual selected will be honored at the annual Philadelphia Section awards dinner in April 2019.

Please submit the nomination package in electronic format to Brian George; Awards committee chair Brian.George@jefferson.edu. Cc Nikhil Menezes; menezesnik@gmail.com. Deadline is Jan 31, 2019.

OUTSTANDING FACULTY ADVISOR AWARD

The ASME Philadelphia section is calling for nominations for the “Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award”. The award will honor a student section advisor who has enhanced the activities of an ASME student section in the Philadelphia area. The awardee must be a current ASME student section faculty advisor.

Nominations will be made by current member(s) of the student section by submitting a letter not to exceed two pages.

The individual selected will be honored at the annual Philadelphia Section awards dinner in April 2019.

Please submit the nomination package in electronic format to Brian George; Awards committee chair Brian.George@jefferson.edu. Cc Nikhil Menezes; menezesnik@gmail.com. Deadline is Jan 31, 2019.

OUTSTANDING ASME STUDENT AWARD

The ASME Philadelphia section is calling for nominations for the “Outstanding ASME Student Award”. This award will honor a student section member who has made outstanding contributions to their ASME student section.

The awardee must be a current member of an ASME student section in the Philadelphia area and a student in good academic standing. Nominations will be made by current member(s) of the student section by submitting a letter not
to exceed two pages. Only one submission is allowed per student section. Self-nominations are not allowed.

Please submit the nomination package in electronic format to Brian George; Awards committee chair Brian.George@jefferson.edu. Cc Nikhil Menezes; menezesnik@gmail.com. Deadline is Jan 31 2019.

PAST AWARDS:

Aaron Wemhoff - Villanova - ASME National Award - 2018 ASME Fellow

“Aaron Wemhoff is highly accomplished in research impact (26 peer-reviewed journal papers, 44 peer-reviewed conference papers) and has exhibited great leadership in ASME at both the technical committee level (chair of Heat Transfer Division K-20 Committee on Computational Heat Transfer from July 2015-present, and vice chair from July 2012-June 2015) as well as the local division level (chair for one year and treasurer for three years for the Philadelphia Section). He has also acted in leadership at conferences (track chair/co-chair for the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference and topic chair for ASME InterPACK AND IMECE Conferences).” - Villanova.edu

Brandon Graham - Rowan University - ASME National Award - 2018 Charles T. Main Award

Peter Genovese - Rowan University - ASME Philadelphia - 2018 Student of the Year Award 

Julie Bachman Kulik - ASME National Award - 2011 The Old Guard Early Career Engineer Award

The Old Guard is made up ASME dues exempt members, those who have reached the age of 65 and have retired. They continue to contribute to the Society and their contributions are used to support the “Old Guard” Prizes and similar Society activities related to Student and Early Career members.

The Prizes are awarded annually for the best four contenders at the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). These competitors are Student Members who won first prize at the District level competitions held at ASME Student Professional Development Conferences. The District-level first prizes also include partial travel support to participate in the IMECE.

The Prizes was established in 1956 to recognize the overall winner, in 1981 it was expanded to include second- and third-place winners, and in 1992 a fourth-place winner was added.

Form Of Award: $5000, Prepaid Membership for life and Plaque

Nathan Taylor - Drexel University - ASME National Award - 2010 Charles T. Main Award

Danielle Jacobson  - Drexel University - ASME National Award - 2011 Charles T. Main Award

Leila Aboharb - Drexel University - ASME National Award - 2013 Charles T. Main Award

The Charles T. Main Award was established in 1919 in honor of the 37th President of ASME. In 1971, it was combined with the Arthur L. Williston Medal contest to encourage Student Members and young engineers to become active in public service. In 1983, the award was expanded to include a second-place award.

Charles T. Main Awards recognizes, at the Society-wide level, Student Members whose leadership and service qualities have contributed, for a period of more than one year, to the program and operation of a Student Section of the Society. First place is bestowed upon the student who best meets the award criteria, while second place is awarded to the student who is next best in meeting these criteria. Up to eight honorable mentions will be presented to qualified candidates.

Form of Award: $3000, Gold Medal, Certificate and Travel expense supplement to attend the meeting presentation

Section Awards - 2011

Kenneth Kroos

The Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers proudly presents Kenneth Kroos with the Section Lifetime Service Award in recognition of his extraordinary efforts benefiting the Section during his career.

Paul Oh

The Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers proudly presents Paul Oh with the Section Faculty Advisor Award in recognition of his extraordinary efforts benefiting the Drexel University Student Section.