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ASEM Fellow

Nominees who receive majority support from the Fellows are selected as new inductees. No more than five new Fellows are elected in a given year.
 Description/Purpose  Highest level of membership in ASEM.
 Eligibility/Criteria Candidates must have eight years of continuous membership in ASEM with significant service, demonstrated engineering management accomplishments, and continuing distinguished service and contributions to the Society.
 Nomination Process This award is given by the Society Fellows. Active Fellows receive a list of eligible candidates from WHQ. The Chair of Fellows solicits nominations including documented credentials from the Fellows in May. Nominations are distributed to the Fellows for consideration. The selection process led by the Chair of Fellows should be completed by August 1.
 JudgingNominees who receive majority support from the Fellows are selected as new inductees. No more than five new Fellows are elected in a given year.
 Past Recipients List of past recipients 

 Bernard R. Sarchet Award

 Description/Purpose This is considered to be the highest award given by ASEM. This award recognizes contributions to the Society and to the field of engineering management.
 Eligibility/Criteria

This award is annually given to an ASEM member who has contributed the most to the Society on a local, national and/or international basis. Nominations can be submitted based on positive contributions in the following areas:

  • Publication of technical papers
  • Service as a local, national or international officer or committee member
  • Participation in the ASEM International Annual Conference
  • Contribution to the EM Body of Knowledge or EM Handbook
  • Management of seminars, workshops, symposia, webinars, or training sessions
  • National and international promotion of the Society.
 Nomination Process Past President solicits nominations in May. Nominations are submitted by July 15 via the ASEM Online Nomination Form. Award selection is made by August 1.
 Judging Executive Committee selects the award recipient upon recommendation of the Past President.
 Past Recipients List of past recipients
 NominateNominate person for the Bernard R. Sarchet Award

 Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

 Description/Purpose This award recognizes an ASEM member who has provided outstanding service to the Society.

 Eligibility/Criteria

This award is given annually to an active ASEM member who has demonstrated proof of continued service excellence to ASEM. Nominations can be submitted based on positive contributions in the following areas:

  • Support of EMJ through significant contribution to editorial content (articles, editing, reviewing, etc.),
  • Repeated service as ASEM International Annual Conference track chair or conference chair.
  • Outstanding service on a local, national or international committee.
  • Exemplary contribution to development of the EM Body of Knowledge or EM Handbook.
  • Repeated delivery or development of ASEM training products or services.
  • Continued promotion of the Society.

 Nomination Process Past President solicits nominations in May. Nominations are submitted by July 15 via the ASEM Online Nomination Form. Award selection is made by August 1.
 Judging Executive Committee selects the recipient and makes the recommendation to the ASEM Board of Directors.
 Past Recipients List of past recipients
 NominateNominate person for Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

 Meritorious Service Award

 Description/Purpose These awards were created to recognize the effort of the local sections of ASEM.
 Eligibility/Criteria

Four awards exist and include:

  • New Member Recruiting – Any member responsible for recruiting five or more new members in a given calendar year
  • Outstanding Non-Board Member – Any member who is not currently serving on the ASEM Board of Directors and has contributed outstanding accomplishments to the operation, improvement, and/or recognition of the Society
  • Outstanding Local Section President – Any local section president who in the course of executing the duties of a local section president, makes outstanding accomplishments to the operation, improvement, and/or recognition of the Society
  • Outstanding Student Chapter President – Any student section president who in the course of executing the duties of a student chapter president, makes outstanding accomplishments to the operation, improvement, and/or recognition of the Society
 Nomination ProcessPast President solicits nominations from the Board of Directors in May. Nominations are submitted by July 15 via the ASEM Online Nomination Form. Selection(s) is made by August 1.
 Judging Executive Committee selects the recipient(s) and makes the recommendation(s) to the ASEM Board of Directors.
 Past RecipientsList of past recipients 
 NominateNominate person for a Meritorious Service Award

 Founder's Award – Undergraduate

Past President provides nomination packages to the Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board will select the winner of this award by vote. The winning program must receive a majority of the votes cast. A run-off vote will be taken if no majority occurs on the first vote. Past President provides nomination packages to the Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board will select the winner of this award by vote. The winning program must receive a majority of the votes cast. A run-off vote will be taken if no majority occurs on the first vote.
 Description/Purpose  To recognize undergraduate engineering management program leadership.
 Eligibility/Criteria

Eligible programs have:

  • An active undergraduate program in engineering management.
  • Demonstrated contributions to engineering management education and practice.
  • Recommendations from stakeholders outside of their institution including employers and alumni.
  • Other significant achievements related to undergraduate engineering management program leadership.
 Nomination Process

Past President solicits nominations in May. Nomination packets must be emailed to ASEM headquarters by July 15. Award selection is made by August 1. Nomination packets must include:

  • Brief description of the undergraduate engineering management program (program title, program initiation date, degree offered, etc.)
  • The number of undergraduate degrees awarded per year for the past three academic year.
  • Contributions to engineering management education (number of conference papers, number of journal articles, initiatives to advance engineering management education – to include funded projects).
  • Contributions to engineering management practice (number of conference papers, number of journal articles).
  • Three letters of recommendation from stakeholders outside academe.
  • Other significant achievements of the undergraduate program.
     JudgingPast President provides nomination packages to the Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board will select the winner of this award by vote. The winning program must receive a majority of the votes cast. A run-off vote will be taken if no majority occurs on the first vote.
    Past Recipients List of past recipients .
    Nominate Nominate undergraduate program for the Founder's Award

     Founder's Award – Graduate

     Description/Purpose  To recognize graduate engineering management program leadership.
     Eligibility/Criteria

    Eligible programs have:

    • An active graduate program which offers a graduate degree in engineering management.
    • Demonstrated contributions to graduate engineering management education and practice.
    • Recommendations from stakeholders outside of the institution including employers and alumni.
    • Other significant achievements related to graduate engineering management program leadership.


     Nomination Process

    Past President solicits nominations in May. Nomination packets must be emailed to ASEM headquarters by July 15. Award selection is made by August 1. Nomination packets must include:

    • Brief description of graduate engineering management program(s) (program title, program initiation date, degree awarded, etc.)
    • The number of graduate degrees awarded per year for the past three academic year.
    • Contributions to engineering management education (number of conference papers, number of journal articles, initiatives to advance engineering management education – to include funded projects).
    • Contributions to engineering management practice (number of conference papers, number of journal articles).
    • Three letters of recommendation from stakeholders outside academe.
    • Other significant achievements of the graduate program(s).
     JudgingPast President provides nomination packages to the Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board will select the winner of this award by vote. The winning program must receive a majority of the votes cast. A run-off vote will be taken if no majority occurs on the first vote.
     Past Recipients List of past recipients 
     NominateNominate graduate program for the Founder's Award

     Founder's Award – Student Chapter

    Past President provide nomination packages to the Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board will select the winner of this award by vote. The winning program must receive a majority of the votes cast. A run-off vote will be taken if no majority occurs on the first vote.
     Description/Purpose To recognize ASEM student chapter excellence.
     Eligibility/Criteria

    All active ASEM student chapters are eligible. Each of nine criterion are rated on a score from 1 to 10 with 10 being highest. The number shown in parenthesis provides the weighting of this criterion.

    • Quality of Submission (25%) – Nomination packets should be prepared by the student chapter leaders such that the packet are complete, comprehensive, easy to read and interpret, interesting, and visually aesthetic. It is a good idea to include photos documenting student chapter activities.
    • Active Student Participation (25%) – Provide documentation to describe active student participation in the chapter to include things such as the number of student members, attendance at meetings, training sessions and field trips, etc. Describe the student chapter leadership and list chapter officers.
    • ASEM International Annual Conference Participation (10%) – Identify the number of students attending the annual conference or other regional conferences. Describe the number of papers presented, participation in student competitions and nominations for the ASEM PhD dissertation award.
    • Engineering Management Projects (10%) – Describe any engineering management projects completed as part of the student chapter such as participation in a student simulation or facility layout competition.
    • Community Projects (10%) – Describe any community projects completed as part of the student chapter that supports the community such as providing an engineering management solution to assist a women’s shelter or to assist with developing a bus schedule for a school district.
    • Faculty Involvement (5%) – Describe the number and extent of involvement of the student chapter faculty advisor as well as other faculty within the department to ASEM.
    • Support for the Engineering Management Profession (5%) – Document how the student chapter supports the engineering management profession such as assistance with recruiting students into the engineering management program of study.
    • EM Practice (10%) - Contributions to engineering management practice (number of conference papers, number of journal articles).
     Nomination Process Past President solicits nominations from the active chapter officers and/or faculty advisors in May. Nomination packets must be emailed to ASEM headquarters by July 15. Award selection is made by August 1.
     Judging
     Past Recipients List of past recipients 
     NominateNominate student chapter for the Founder's Award

     Presidential Award – Local Section

     Description/Purpose To annually recognize ASEM local section excellence.
     Eligibility/Criteria

    All active ASEM local sections are eligible. Criteria for this award include:

    • Section membership and demonstrated participation.
    • Participation in the ASEM International Annual Conference.
    • Publication of technical papers and delivery of seminars and workshops.
    • Other contributions to the field of engineering management.
       Nomination Process Past President solicits nominations in May. Nominations are submitted by July 15 via the ASEM Online Nomination Form. Award selection is made by August 1.
       Judging Executive Committee selects the award recipient upon recommendation of the Past President.
       Past Recipients List of past recipients 
       Nominate Nominate a local section for the Presidential Award

       Eschenbach Award for the Best EMJ Paper

      By June, the Past President appoints a committee of at least three ASEM members who have published in EMJ. EMJ authors from the volume under consideration are not eligible to serve on the judging committee.   The committee will evaluate high-quality papers on the above criteria and make award selection by September 1.
       Description/Purpose  To annually recognize the best journal article published in the Engineering Management Journal (EMJ).
       Eligibility/Criteria

        All EMJ articles published in the previous year’s volume will be considered. The award winning article will:

        • Contribute significant extensions of EM concepts.
        • Have effective integration of analytical and management concerns as a primary premise.
        • Include high quality design of the study and collection of data.
        • Make conclusions with broad application to a range of EM organizations.
         Nomination Process All EMJ articles published in the previous year’s volume will be considered.
         JudgingThe committee will evaluate high-quality papers on the above criteria and make the award selection by September 1.
         Past Recipients List of past recipients 

         Merritt Williamson Award – Best International Annual Conference Paper

         Description/Purpose To annually recognize the best conference paper published at the ASEM International Annual Conference (IAC).
         Eligibility/Criteria

        All ASEM IAC papers are eligible. The award winning paper will:

        • Describe high-quality work.
        • Be significant and relevant to current issues in engineering management.
        • Present findings that are applicable to a broad audience.
        • Be extremely well-written.
        • Be presented at the IAC.
           Nomination Process All ASEM IAC papers are eligible.
           Judging By mid-July, the Past President will work with the ASEM IAC Technical Program Chair to appoint a committee of at least three ASEM members. The committee will evaluate high-quality papers on the above criteria and make the award selection by September 1.
           Past Recipients List of past recipients 

           Merl Baker Award – Best International Annual Conference Student Paper

           Description/Purpose To annually recognize the best student paper published at the ASEM International Annual Conference (IAC).
           Eligibility/Criteria

          All student authored International Annual Conference papers are eligible. An award winning paper will:

          • Be authored solely by student(s)
          • Describe high-quality student work,
          • Be significant and relevant to current issues in EM
          • Present findings that are applicable to a broad audience
          • Be extremely well-written
          • Be presented at the IAC.
           Nomination ProcessAll student authored ASEM IAC papers are eligible.
           Judging By mid-July, the Past President will work with the ASEM IAC Technical Program Chair to appoint a committee of at least three ASEM members. The committee will evaluate high-quality papers on the above criteria and make the award selection by September 1.
           Past Recipients List of past recipients 

            Best Dissertation Award

           Description/Purpose To annually recognize the Ph.D. dissertation that makes the most significant contribution to the engineering management field.
           Eligibility/Criteria

          The award winning dissertation will:

          • Contribute significant extensions of EM concepts.
          • Has effective integration of analytical and management concerns as a primary premise.
          • Includes high quality design of the study and collection of data.
          • Makes conclusions with broad application to a range of EM organizations.
           Nomination Process


          Each academic program nominating a dissertation will provide:

          1. A nominating letter not to exceed two pages in length.

          2. A synopsis of the nominated dissertation written by its author. The synopsis may not exceed 5 pages (Times New Roman, 12 point font) and should include the following:

          a. Problem addressed (1 page)

          b. The research methodology (1 page)

          c. The outcome of the research and its significance for the engineering management discipline (3 pages).

          3. Place the submission as one document into a “.pdf” file. Label the document: “ASEM-BDA – ‘School Abbreviation’ – ‘Author’s Last Name’ – ‘date’” (example: ASEM-BDA – MST – Jones – 29 June 2018).

          A packet that fails to provide the requirements as specified above will not be considered. The nominees that advance to the final review stage will be required to submit an unbound copy of the dissertation for dissemination to the judges. Download complete submission information at 2018 - ASEM BDA - Call for Nominations - 7 April 2018.pdf

          Nominations must be submitted to the ASEM Dissertation Award Committee Chair by July 15.

             Judging By mid-July, Past President will work with the ASEM Dissertation Award Committee Chair to appoint committee of at least three ASEM members to review nominated dissertations and make the award selection by August 1.
             Past Recipients List of past recipients 
             Nominate Nominate dissertation for the Best Dissertation Award

             Engineering Manager of the Year Award

             Description/Purpose This award annually recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of engineering management.
             Eligibility/Criteria

            The ideal Engineering Manager of the Year recipient has:

            • An engineering degree and/or an engineering/technology management degree
            • A successful track record as a senior manager of an organization or corporation
            • Outstanding character and ethical values
            • Been recognized for contributions to the profession, local community, and/or society as a whole.
             Nomination Process President Elect solicits nominations in January. Nominations will include the nominee’s resume and a nomination letter discussing the candidate’s qualifications.  The letter will also confirm that the nominee has agreed to attend the Friday evening Annual IAC Awards banquet. Nomination packets must be emailed to ASEM World Headquarters by March 31, 2018. Award selection is made by July 1.                                    
             Judging Past President provides nomination packages to the Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board will select the winner of this award by vote. The winning program must receive a majority of the votes cast. A run-off vote will be taken if no majority occurs on the first vote.
             Past Recipients List of past recipients 
             NominateNominate for the Engineering Manager of the Year Award

             Student Case Study Competition

             Description/Purpose Undergraduate and graduate engineering management student teams compete for the best case analysis presented at the ASEM International Annual Conference (IAC). The teams are provided an engineering management based case study related to the conference theme. They are given a minimum of four hours to analyze the case and twenty minutes to present their recommendations to a panel of judges.
             Eligibility/Criteria

            Eligibility of student case study competition teams includes:

            • Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled in an engineering management major or equivalent program of study leading to a bachelor of science in engineering.
            • All team members are required to attend the IAC as paid student attendees and must be available for the entire competition
            • Teams can have no more than five members.
            • Schools may nominate more than one team.
            • Graduate Teams will consist of up to four full OR part time graduate members from any university that grants a graduate degree in Engineering Management or equivalent.
            Nomination Process Competition Chair sends out a call for contestants by June 30. A full-time faculty member from the team’s program must nominate team members. Nominations are submitted to the Competition Chair and WHQ by September 1.
             JudgingThe Competition Chair selects a panel of judges of at least five members, preferable with industry representation. Judges cannot be currently employed by or alumni of any school represented in the competition. The judges panel selects the best team based on the case analysis presentations.
             Past Recipients List of past recipients 

             Past Presidents of the Society Award

             Description/Purpose This annual award is given to the individual who served as President of ASEM during the past year. At the International Annual Conference during the “passing of the gavel,” a plaque is awarded to the outgoing president.
             Eligibility/Criteria Outgoing ASEM President
             Nomination Process Organized by the Past President
             Past Recipients List of past recipients 

             William Daughton World Headquarters Service Award

             Description/Purpose This award recognizes significant contributions to the streamlining, enhancement, or improvement of the day-to-day operations of ASEM world headquarters.
             Eligibility/Criteria

            This award recognizes an active ASEM member for their contribution of time, effort, or implemented idea that significantly enhanced or improved the day-to-day operation of ASEM including but not limited to:

            • WHQ processes and procedures,
            • ASEM website and other communications,
            • WHQ office arrangements and accommodations.
             Nomination Process Executive Director solicits nominations in May. Nominations are submitted by July 15. Selections are made by August 1.
             Judging Nominations will be reviewed and selected by an Awards Committee comprised of the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and President.
             Past Recipients Recipients of the award will receive a plaque indicating their contribution at the International Annual Conference and their names placed in the historical record of award recipients.
             Nominate List of past recipients 

            Nominate person for the William Daughton World Headquarters Service Award
                               

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