Ralph Coats Roe Award
of Burns and Roe, Inc., Ralph Coats Roe was an avid investigator of better
methods. He held nearly 50 patents generally relating to improvements for power
plants and air conditioning. As recipient of the ASME George Westinghouse Gold
Medal, Mr. Roe was cited for pioneering in the design and construction of highly
efficient power plants and advanced desalting processes and for inspiring
colleagues by great achievements through self education and highly sophisticated
The Award: The award is sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering Division and consists of a $10,000 honorarium, a plaque and travel expense reimbursement for attendance at the ASEE Annual Conference. The award is funded by an endowment provided by Burns and Roe, Inc. in honor of Kenneth A. Roe's distinguished father.
Qualifications: The award recognizes a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and who has made the following notable professional contributions:
1. The professional contribution may be in any appropriate category including excellence in classroom and laboratory teaching; developing a significant technique or method of analysis, procedure or synthesis; causing learning to take place through contact with students; involving students and colleagues with innovative aspects of design through problems that are relevant to real life situations; conceiving an idea of great importance to the advancement of the engineering profession or engineering education; teaching, directing or conducting significant research; providing outstanding administrative leadership; creating an important invention; carrying out distinguished service and leadership to the college, the community, the nation or to mankind.
2. Only mechanical engineering educators who are known for their excellence in teaching are eligible, and those nominated should have exhibited this outstanding performance for at least a decade.
3. Except for in an emergency, the recipient must attend the Mechanical Engineering Division award ceremony at the ASEE Annual Conference.
4. The recipient must be a full-time member of a college faculty and actively engaged in teaching at the time that the award winner is selected.
Nomination: Nominations may be made by any member of the Mechanical Engineering Division. The nominee need not be a member of the division or of ASEE.
All award nominations must be received at ASEE Headquarters no later than January 15th.
Nomination guidelines may be found at: http://www.asee.org/member-resources/awards/guidelines/awards-nomination-guidelines
Previous Award Recipients
1975 B.T. Chao 1976 John R. Dixon 1977 Stothe P. Kezios 1978 Ephraim M. Sparrow 1979 Robert H. Page 1980 W.F. Stoecker 1981 J.W. Swedlow 1982 Frank P. Incropera 1983 L.S. “Skip” Fletcher 1984 I. Glassman 1985 G. N. Sandor 1986 Werner Soedel 1987 John R. Howell 1988 W.J. Minkowycz 1989 William Z. Black 1990 A.L. Addy 1991 C.R. Mischke 1992 Philip S. Schmidt 1993 Lawrence A. Kennedy 1994 John H. Lienhard 1995 Jack P. Holman 1997 C.D. “Dan” Mote, Jr. 1998 Christian Przirembel 1999 K.L. “Larry” DeVries 2000 Adrian Bejan 2001 Michael J. Moran 2002 Christina H. Amon 2003 Richard O. Buckius 2004 William J. Wepfer 2005 Gary Kinzel 2006 Dan Turner 2007 William N. Sharpe, Jr. 2008 Latif M. Jiji 2009 Stephen R. Turns 2010 Richard H. Crawford 2011 Dennis Assanis 2012 Sheri Sheppard 2013 Rajendra Singh