EMI’s Awards Program
The objective of the EMI Awards Program is to recognize outstanding mechanicians for their achievements and contributions to the field of mechanics. The program includes Society Awards, Institute Awards, and other ASCE awards.
Eight very prestigious Society Awards are named after world-class outstanding mechanicians and held in very high regard in the mechanics community. The von Kármán Medal, in particular, is widely considered as one of the highest honors in all areas of Engineering Mechanics. The eight medals are listed below:
Helpful information for preparing nominations (deadline, rules, criteria and conditions for the award, step-by-step guide to nominations, and nomination forms) is available by clicking on the link for each of the above awards. These awards may normally be given every year, except for the Alfred M. Freudenthal medal which may be given every other year. At the discretion of the EMI Awards Committee, an award may not be given.
An Institute Award, the EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award was created in 2011 to recognize outstanding young investigators early in their careers for promising ground-breaking developments in the field of Engineering Mechanics. Previous winners.
Other ASCE Awards
In addition to these EMI awards, EMI members may be considered for several other Society-wide awards, including the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize Huber Prize, the Norman Medal, the J. James R. Croes Medal, the ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award, and the OPAL Award. Of note are two awards created to recognize the outstanding service of an ASCE Journal Editor (Richard R. Torrens Award) and an ASCE Journal Associate Editor ( ASCE Associate Editor Award). The complete list is available at: SOCIETY AWARDS.
The Awards Process
Awards are of great importance to the engineering mechanics community. It is therefore essential that awards decisions be made with total openness, fairness, objectivity and integrity. Read more.