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Mead Prize for Younger Members Rules



Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members

This prize was established and endowed in 1939 by Daniel W. Mead, Past President and Honorary Member, ASCE.

I.    The Daniel W Mead Prize for Younger Members may be awarded annually on the basis of papers on professional ethics. Each year the Committee on Younger Members shall select the specific topics of the contest for the forthcoming year.

II.    Younger Members who are in good standing at the time their papers are submitted are eligible, unless they have previously received the national award for which they are competing. For the purpose of this Prize, Younger Members are defined as Affiliate Members, Associate Members or Members 35 years of age or less on February 1 on the year of the award.

III.    Papers for the national contest shall (a) not exceed 2,000 words in length; (b) be written by only one person; and (c) not have previously been published in Society publications.

IV.    Papers shall be judged by the Committee on Younger Members (CYM). The Committee shall select one nominee as the national winner. Certificates of Commendation may be given to other deserving nominees. The nominations, if any, shall be presented to the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction for approval.

V.    The recipients of Certificates of Commendation shall receive an appropriate certificate recognizing their achievements. The national winner shall receive a wall plaque and cash prize determined annually by and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction based on the income from the award endowment. The papers written by the national winners shall be forwarded to the Publications Committee for consideration in an appropriate Society journal.

VI.    Active voting members of CYM shall not be eligible for the award. Corresponding Members of CYM are eligible.

To nominate, submit the following on CD:

Nomination packages must be postmarked by February 1 and submitted to the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.