Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students
Nomination Deadline: March 1st
The prize was established and endowed in 1939 by Daniel W. Mead, Hon.M.ASCE, a Society past president. The contest provides an opportunity for alert young civil engineers to further their professional development and gain national attention.
Award: Up to five winners will be chosen. First place will receive a plaque. Other winners will receive certificates.
Read the 2016 Award Winning Paper
2017 Topic: "Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?"
Some states require this (such as Idaho) while some states do not. How does that affect the success of a university program? Should all 50 states be consistent with this? Should there be additional routes to obtain professional licensure, such as through research and a doctorate degree?
Entries for the contest shall be limited to one paper from each ASCE or AEI Student Organization and must be submitted through the Faculty Advisor.
Questions should be directed to
ASCE Student Services
Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students may be awarded annually on the basis of a
paper on professional ethics. Each year the specific topic of the contest
for the forthcoming year shall be selected by the Committee on Student Members
for the Student Award.
II. Members of Student Organizations of the
Society who are in good standing at the time their papers are submitted are
eligible for the contest, unless they have previously received the national
award for which they are competing.
III. Papers for the national
contests shall (a) be limited to one paper from each Student Organization; (b)
not exceed 2,000 words in length; (c) be written by only one person; and (d)
not have previously been published in other than school or Society
IV. The Committee on Student Members shall review each
submission and recommend the top five student papers as Society finalists, of
which one may be selected as the national winner for approval by the Executive
V. All finalists shall receive an appropriate certificate
recognizing their achievements. If there is a national winner, they shall
receive a wall plaque rather than a certificate.