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Scanlan Medal Rules



Robert H. Scanlan Medal

This medal was established by the Engineering Mechanics Institute to commemorate Professor Robert H. Scanlan’s lifetime achievements in the field of engineering mechanics. The award consists of a medal and a certificate. This award is funded by The Johns Hopkins University. It was instituted by the Board of Direction in 2002.

I. The medal will be awarded to an individual in recognition of distinguished achievement in engineering mechanics based upon scholarly contributions to both theory and practice. The areas of achievement will generally be structural mechanics, wind engineering, and aerodynamics.

II. The medal will ordinarily be granted for cumulative distinguished contributions in mechanics. In exceptional cases, it may be awarded for a single contribution of outstanding merit. The medal will be awarded every year at the discretion of the selection committee and will be limited to one individual. Final approval shall be the responsibility of the ASCE Executive Committee.

III. The awards committee will consist of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Advisory Board. It will be chaired by the chair of the EMI Advisory Board.

IV. The medal will be given without regard for Society membership or nationality.

V. No individual shall receive the medal more than once.

VI. Ten years after the establishment of the award, the Executive Committee of the EMI may review and propose modifications to the above criteria and rules.

To nominate, submit the following:

  • A cover letter, signed by the nominator
  • An Official Award Nomination form  
  • The nominee's CV or biographical information
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions are encouraged to by November 1. Paper submissions are also accepted, in which case one copy of the complete nomination package should be received by the Honors and Awards Program at the ASCE headquarters: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.