Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members
Nomination Deadline: February 1st
This prize was established and endowed in 1939 by Daniel W. Mead. The prize was established and endowed in 1939 by Daniel W. Mead, Hon.M.ASCE, a Society past president.
Read the 2016 Award Winning Paper
2018 Topic: How does the personal and professional use of social media relate to the ASCE Code of Ethics?
- Social media is used daily for sharing, marketing, networking, and providing personal comments on issues. Should your social media posts define you as a civil engineer? Should they be grounds for your employer to discipline or terminate you?
- Is it good practice to share news stories about failing infrastructure, comment about fellow engineers/contractors, post information about upcoming contracts, or send pictures of job sites or engineering plans?
I. The Daniel W Mead Prize for Younger Members of the
society 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 of the
Society 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
V. The recipients of Certificates of Commendation shall
receive an appropriate certificate recognizing their achievements. The national
winner shall receive a 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 an appropriate Society journal for consideration
VI. Active voting members of CYM shall not be eligible for
the award. Corresponding Members of CYM are eligible.