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Early Career Engineers (ECE) Travel Award

The objective of this award is to support Early Career Engineers attendance at technical or research conferences that are organized by technical divisions & groups of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Travel funds will be provided for Early Career Engineers who are presenting a technical or research paper at the technical conferences which take place in U.S. This award attempts to promote the mechanical engineering professional development of ASME Atlanta section members with a focus on research. We will provide opportunities for young mechanical engineers to present their research progresses at technical or research conferences organized by technical divisions & groups of ASME. We believe that conference experiences promote growth in individual Early Career Engineers and can also serve to strengthen the overall research quality of the research at the Early Career Engineers' home institution when this knowledge is shared among their peers.

  • What is the Travel Award?
  • This award will enable Early Career Engineers' (ECE) to participate in research conferences by providing, at least in part, transportation reimbursement. It is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Atlanta section. The details are as follows:
    • The award is for travel within U.S.
    • Up to $250
    • This award will not be given for Atlanta area events, e.g. the Early Career Technical Conference
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    • The program accepts Early Career Engineers (ECE), who are active ASME Atlanta members (either student member or senior member), under 35 years old and have less than 10 years from college undergraduate graduation; either B.S.M.E.
    • The applicants need to be paid members of ASME Atlanta Section.
    • The conference must be organized by technical divisions of ASME (e.g., Manufacturing Technical Group, System & Design Group). See details about technical divisions and groups at http://www.asme.org/groups/technical-institutes-and-divisions
    • The technical or research papers must be accepted. In addition, the applicants must present the papers at the conference.
    • If the applicant is from industry, the applicant must receive partial funding from his/her employer which is insufficient to cover travel.
    • The applicants must complete an "application for travel award" prior to attending.
  • How many recipients and how much would be funded each year?
    • In general, maximum of two individuals would be awarded. But it depends on the funding situation.
    • The budget is $500 each year. Maximum $250 for each individual.
  • When should I apply?
    • You are required to submit your application one month prior to the conference to the Travel Award Committee.
  • What factors are considered when making determinations about applications?
    • The applicant's merit, as displayed in his or her CV or resume, and publication is central to the decision making process.
    • The applicants participation in the ASME Atlanta Section.
    • First come, first serve.
  • How to apply?
  • Interested parties should submit the following documents for consideration:
    • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
    • A cover letter with relevant information about the conference
    • An abstract of the proposed paper
  • Who are the judges?
  • ASME Atlanta section EC Committee. Please send the above document to the EC Committee.

     

    Awards

    ASME Atlanta presents awards annually to celebrate and acknowledge some of the many contributions of our members to the section and engineering. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 and these awards are typically presented at the May meeting. All nominations must be made by ASME members or member self nominated. The Honor and Awards Chair will tally and evaluate all nominations. The Executive Committee has the discretion to not present a particular award if the nominees are not qualified. Previous years award recipients and descriptions are below

     

    Bobby L. Green Lifetime Achievement Award

    • 2012 Nancy Hunley, Esq., P E
    This award is presented to an ASME Atlanta Section Member, who has shown a lifetime commitment to ASME and the Atlanta engineerning community.In addition to over 35 years of membership, additional accomplishments include: serving on the Atlanta Section Executive Committee, planning and hosting of ASME events at Section, District, National, or International meetings, providing opportunities for ASME Members' Professional Growth, and contributing to mechanical engineering education. Only one award is to be presented each year and is designed to recognize and thank an individual for their truly exceptional contribution to ASME Atlanta.

    Outstanding Contribution to the Section

    • 2012 Connie Rimes
    • 2011 Nancy Hunley, Esq., P E
    • 2010 Katherine Morgan
    • 2009 Laura Baum
    This award is presented to an active ASME member, who has made an above and beyond contributions to the Atlanta Section, during the fiscal year. For example, in years past, this has included increasing active membership, enhancing programming, and reaching out to partner with other organizations. This award could also be awarded for providing outstanding leadership (planning/hosting) for a significant individual event, such as a technical conference, tour, or program meeting. Only one award is to be presented each year. This award is designed to recognize an individual, other than the section Chair.

    Mechanical Engineer of the Year

    • 2011 Ashish Sinha
    • 2010 Laura Baum
    This award is presented to an ASME Atlanta Section Member that has made significant accomplishments in the broad field of mechanical engineering, to include engineering management. Only one award is to be presented each year. Professional accomplishments could include:

    • Authorship of Technical Papers or Books
    • Patented inventions
    • Development of a new process or design
    • Changes to existing products or services
    • Contributions of value to Mechanical Engineering Education
    • Public Service to the community
    • Service to the Atlanta Section of ASME
    • Contribution to ASME Codes and Standards
    • Advancement of Knowledge

    Early Career Engineer of the Year

    • 2012 Albert Cousins
    • 2011 Noelle Joy Keltner, P E
    • 2010 Armond Lemon
    This award is presented to an active ASME Atlanta member who is under 35 years old and less than 10 years from college undergraduate graduation, either B.S.M.E. or B.S.M.E.T., that has made significant accomplishments in the broad field of mechanical engineering. Only one award is to be presented each year. Professional accomplishments could include:

    • Authorship of Technical Papers
    • Development of a new process or design
    • Changes to existing products or services
    • Contributions of value to Mechanical Engineering Education
    • Public Service to the community
    • Service to the Atlanta Section of ASME
    • Contribution to ASME Codes and Standards
    • Advancement of Knowledge

    Industry Award

    • 2010 International Applied Engineering
    This award is presented to a business that has made an above and beyond contribution to the success of the ASME Atlanta Section during the previous fiscal year. This award can be presented to multiple businesses, as merited.

    Outstanding Student Award:

    • 2012 Josue Campos
    • 2011 Scott Gildemeyer
    • 2010 Ashish Sinha
    This award is presented to an ASME Student Member at the college level or high school student who has made an above and beyond contributions to mechanical engineering or ASME during the previous fiscal year. This award can be presented to multiple students, as merited. This award can be presented to one Georgia Institute of Technology ASME Student Member, one Southern Polytechnic State University ASME Student Member, and one high school student. High school candidates can be, but are not limited to, the participation in a FIRST Robotics competition team or participation in a Science Bowl or mathematics competition.

    ASME Southeast District F Special Recognition Award:

    • 2012 Dazhong Wu
    This award recognizes individuals who have taken a leadership role and have demonstrated the commitment and enthusiasm to accomplish, in an outstanding manner, a specific program or activity in support of the District.