ChED Awards

Mentoring Grant applications should be sent by October 31
Other Award Nomination packets should be sent by January 15

Link to Nomination Information

Send to:

Margot Vigeant
ASEE ChE Division Awards Co-Chair
mvigeant@bucknell.edu

The previous ChE Division Mentoring and Travel Grant for New Attendees and the ChE Division Graduate Student “Future Faculty” Grant have been combined into one larger award named the ChE Division Young Faculty / Future Faculty Mentoring and Travel Grant. Be sure to encourage young educators to apply!

The Thomas and Donna Edgar CACHE Award
for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education

This award, sponsored by the CACHE Corporation, is presented for significant contributions in the development of computer aids for chemical engineering education. The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a commemorative plaque presented at the Chemical Engineering Division Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference.

Ray W. Fahien Award

This award is given in honor of Ray Fahien, who was editor of Chemical Engineering Education from 1967-1995, and who was effectively the founding father of the journal, establishing it as a premier publication vehicle in the field of chemical engineering education. Professor Fahien selflessly gave his time and talents to advance pedagogical scholarship, particularly in the careers of young educators, through his dedication to the journal and the profession. The award is given annually to an educator who has shown evidence of vision and contribution to chemical engineering education, consists of a $1,500 honorarium and a commemorative plaque presented at the Chemical Engineering Division Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference. See the Division web site for more details on the award criteria. Educators who have been faculty members for not more than ten years as of July 1st in the year of the award are eligible.

Nominees will be evaluated based upon two equally weighted criteria.

  1. Outstanding Teaching Effectiveness. Nominees must demonstrate evidence of excellence in the training of undergraduate and/or graduate students in the classroom or through supervision of independent study projects. This can be demonstrated by such evidence as standardized student evaluations over a three year period along with letters from students or former students (not more than four).
  2. Educational Scholarship. The award recipient should have made significant contributions to chemical engineering education that go beyond his/her own institution. Examples of such evidence include development of instructional methods or materials (textbooks, instructional software, assessment instruments), along with the associated publications in refereed scholarly journals and conference proceedings. This evidence may be supported by the applicant’s teaching dossier, reprints of papers and up to four supporting letters, three of which should be outside the candidate’s institution.
    Nominators must accompany the submission with a one page citation, which will appear in Chemical Engineering Education.

Chemstations Lectureship Award

This award is presented to a distinguished engineering educator to recognize and to encourage outstanding achievement in an important field of fundamental chemical engineering theory or practice. The individual shall demonstrate achievement through the formulation of fundamental theory or principles, improvements of lasting influence to chemical engineering education with books and/or articles, and the demonstration of success as a teacher. In addition, evidence of the ability to conduct original, sound, and productive research, and an interest in the progression of chemical engineering through participation in professional and educational societies shall be demonstrated. The recipient presents a lecture at the ASEE annual conference. The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium, $500 travel allowance, and a commemorative plaque presented at the Chemical Engineering Division Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference.

William H. Corcoran Award

This award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Corporation, is presented each year to the author of the most outstanding article published in Chemical Engineering Education. Nominations are not accepted. All published papers in a calendar year are automatically considered. The award consists of a $1500 honorarium (per paper) and a commemorative plaque presented at the Chemical Engineering Division Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference.

Joseph J. Martin Award

The Joseph J. Martin Award is presented for the most outstanding Chemical Engineering Division paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference. Nominations are not accepted. Papers must be published in the conference proceedings and presented in a chemical engineering division session to be considered. The award consists of a commemorative plaque presented at the Chemical Engineering Division Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference. More information may be found here.

Donald R. Woods Lifetime Achievement Award in Chemical Engineering Pedagogy

This award will normally be given for lifetime achievement, recognizing a sustained career of contributions to pedagogical practice, scholarship, and/or mentoring that not only caused innovative and substantial changes, but also inspired other educators to new behaviors that benefit students in Chemical Engineering. The nomination consists of a letter of support from the person making nomination, the CV of the nominee, and 3-5 additional letters of support gathered by the person making the nomination. The award will be presented on an as-merited basis, not necessarily annually. Acceptance of the award implies the obligation to attend the Chemical Engineering Division Awards Banquet at the ASEE Annual Conference.

Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award is presented for the most outstanding Chemical Engineering Division poster presentation at the ASEE Annual Conference. Nominations are not accepted. Papers must be presented at the Chemical Engineering Division poster session to be considered. The award consists of a commemorative plaque presented at the Chemical Engineering Division Banquet of the ASEE Annual Conference.

ChE Division “Engineering Education” Mentoring Grant

All chemical engineering or chemistry faculty who have not attended an ASEE Annual Conference in the past five years are eligible for this grant. More than one grant may be given annually. A faculty member may apply for this grant by the last day of February. The application consists of a curriculum vitae and a maximum one-page statement of interests in educational scholarship.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the awards chairs and directors. If there is a conflict of interest, the directors will identify another member of the committee.

The grant will be a ticket to the ChE Division Banquet. The grant winner(s) will be provided with a ChE Division mentor (an individual determined by the ASEE CHED executive committee) who will meet with the grant winner for both formal and informal interactions during the meeting.

ChE Division Young Faculty / Future Faculty Mentoring and Travel Grant

All chemical engineering or chemistry faculty within their first two years of teaching, or graduate students in chemical engineering or a related field and intending to go into teaching as a career are eligible. There will be at most one or two grants per year.

Applications are due October 31 of each year. Applicants must have submitted an abstract to meet the mid-October deadline for the following summer’s ASEE conference. For faculty the application consists of a curriculum vita, a maximum one-page statement of interest in educational scholarship and a copy of any submitted abstracts. For graduate students the application consists of a one-page nomination letter by a faculty member who is a member of ASEE, the student’s resume, and the abstract of any ASEE talks with the student as a coauthor. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the awards chairs and directors. If there is a conflict of interest, the directors will identify another member of the committee. Award announcements will be within two weeks of the application submission.

The amount of the grant is $900, intended to subsidize travel to the conference, and will include a ticket to the ChE Division Banquet. A condition of the grant is that the winner attends the meeting and presents their paper. The grant will be presented at the ChE Division Banquet. The grant winner(s) will be provided with a ChE Division mentor (an individual determined by the ASEE CHED executive committee) who will meet with the grant winner for both formal and informal interactions during the meeting. Preference will be given to first-time attendees at the ASEE Annual Conference. For graduate students the grant is intended to build upon the existing ASEE “Bring-A-Student” program.

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For information on national and other awards, visit the ASEE awards page.