ASME Medal


The ASME Medal, created in 1920, is the highest award bestowed by the ASME (founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Board of Governors for "eminently distinguished engineering achievement".[1][2] The award has been presented every year since 1996 (first medalist was awarded in 1921), and it consists of a $15,000 honorarium,[2] a certificate, a travel supplement not to exceed $750, and a gold medal inscribed with the words, "What is not yet, may be".[3]

ASME Medal
Awarded forhighest award bestowed to recognize “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.”
CountryUnited States
Presented byASME
Reward(s)Certificate, honorarium and Medal
First awarded1920

ASME also gives out a number of other awards yearly, including the Edwin F. Church Medal, the Holley medal, and the Soichiro Honda medal.[4]

List of recipients


Source: ASME

See also



  1. ^ Dawson, Virginia P. (1996), "Knowledge is power: E. G. Bailey and the invention and marketing of the Bailey Boiler Meter", Technology and Culture, 37 (3 (July 1996)): 493–526, doi:10.2307/3107162, JSTOR 3107162.
  2. ^ a b "ASME Medal". ASME. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  3. ^ The American Engineer, 14 (1944–1945): 24, 1944. {{citation}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Honors and Awards". ASME. Retrieved 2012-02-29.