Awards

The Materials Division has three awards that are offered each year (starting in 2016) at the ASEE annual conference (1) Materials Division Best Paper Award, (2) Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award, (3) New Materials Educator Award.

Materials Division Best Paper Award

The Materials Division Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper presented in a session sponsored by the Materials Division during the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition and published in the Annual Conference & Exposition proceedings.  The award is presented to the author(s) at the Annual Conference & Exposition in which the paper is presented.  The award is based solely on written papers judged according to the following criteria:

  • The extent to which the paper advances knowledge or creative practice in the field of Materials Engineering Education
  • The utility of information to a wide range of Materials Engineering Educators
  • Clarity of writing, originality, innovation, and documented results.

Selection Process
Nominations for this award will be based upon recommendations submitted by reviewers as part of the annual division peer-review process.  The Award Selection Committee will select an award winner from the pool of nominated papers.  The award winner will be automatically nominated for competition for the PIC II Best Paper Award.

Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award

SPONSORED BY GRANTA DESIGN & THE MATERIALS DIVISION OF ASEE

Purpose

The Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award recognizes distinguished and exceptional contributions in materials science and engineering education.  It is intended to honor an individual with demonstrated notable leadership in the materials education area.

The Award

The annual award consists of a plaque and meeting registration fee to attend the Summer 2017 ASEE annual meeting to accept the award and present an invited paper.

Nomination Information

Nominations for the Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award will be accepted through September 1, 2016.  Nomination should be submitted by email to Awards Committee Chair at MichaelR.Kessler@wsu.edu.  The nomination should include

  • Nominee Information: Full name, organization, mailing address, telephone number.
  • Proposed Citation: The proposed citation should be less than 75 words, in which the nominator summarizes the achievements upon which the nomination is based, avoiding flowery descriptors.
  • Nominator’s letter (two page maximum): The letter of nomination should delineate the nominee’s contributions to the field of materials science and engineering education.
  • Additional support letters: No more than two accompanying letters of support that delineate the nominee’s contribution to materials education.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee

New Materials Educator Award

SPONSORED BY THE MATERIALS DIVISION OF ASEE

Purpose

The New Materials Educator Award recognizes exceptional achievements in materials science and engineering education made by early-career professionals.  A new educator is generally defined to be someone in the first six years of a position (at the time of the nomination) in which teaching is a primary responsibility.  However, the awards committee recognizes that there are a wide variety of career paths, and nominations will be considered for anyone who can reasonably be considered “new” to the role of educator.

The Award

The annual award consists of a plaque and meeting registration fee to attend the Summer 2017 ASEE annual meeting to accept the award and present an invited paper.

Nomination Information

Nominations for the New Materials Educator Award will be accepted through September 1, 2016.  Nomination should be submitted by email to Awards Committee Chair at MichaelR.Kessler@wsu.edu.  The nomination should include

  • Nominee Information: Full name, organization, mailing address, telephone number.
  • Proposed Citation: The proposed citation should be less than 75 words, in which the nominator summarizes the achievements upon which the nomination is based, avoiding flowery descriptors.
  • Nominator’s letter (two page maximum): The letter of nomination should delineate the nominee’s contributions to the field of materials science and engineering education.
  • Nominee’s statement (one page limit): A one page letter from the nominee describing his or her personal philosophy regarding materials education.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee