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Benjamin Garver Lamme Award

Nomination Open: 11/15/2021

Nomination Deadline: 02/04/2022

Benjamin Garver Lamme (1864-1924) spent most of his life working for the Westinghouse Electric Company as an inventor and a developer of electrical machinery. He pioneered the design of rotary converters, developed direct current railway motors and produced the first commercially successful induction motor. His keen interest in the training of young engineers resulted in the development of a design school at Westinghouse. A further result of his interest was the endowment of the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, which is given to encourage good technical teaching in order to advance the engineering profession. The Benjamin Garver Lamme Award is bestowed upon a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to the art of teaching, contributions to research and technical literature and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession of engineering college administration. The Award: The Lamme Trust Fund, established in 1928 in memory of Benjamin Garver Lamme, provides the funds for the award, which consists of a gold medal and certificate.  

NOMINATION FORM

Qualifications: Representing the best in engineering education administration, the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award is bestowed upon a recipient who demonstrates the following qualities: Excellence in teaching and ability to inspire students to high levels of accomplishment. Improvement of engineering education through contributions of research, books or technical articles that have a lasting influence on engineering education. Administration of engineering schools that has led to definite and recognized improvements in the art of engineering education. Participation in the work of engineering and educational societies that has led to the improvement of engineering education. Achievements outside the field of teaching, such as personal professional development in industry, consulting work, inventions, government service, and so on. (Such achievements will be considered secondary in importance in selecting the recipient.)

The nomination form can be found in the link below (note that you must be an ASEE member to submit a nomination)

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are automatically transferred over for the next award cycle. If not selected, nominations can be re-submitted after one award cycle.

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Benjamin Garver Lamme Award

Nomination Open: 11/15/2021

Nomination Deadline: 02/04/2022

Benjamin Garver Lamme (1864-1924) spent most of his life working for the Westinghouse Electric Company as an inventor and a developer of electrical machinery. He pioneered the design of rotary converters, developed direct current railway motors and produced the first commercially successful induction motor. His keen interest in the training of young engineers resulted in the development of a design school at Westinghouse. A further result of his interest was the endowment of the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, which is given to encourage good technical teaching in order to advance the engineering profession. The Benjamin Garver Lamme Award is bestowed upon a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to the art of teaching, contributions to research and technical literature and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession of engineering college administration. The Award: The Lamme Trust Fund, established in 1928 in memory of Benjamin Garver Lamme, provides the funds for the award, which consists of a gold medal and certificate.  

NOMINATION FORM

Qualifications: Representing the best in engineering education administration, the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award is bestowed upon a recipient who demonstrates the following qualities: Excellence in teaching and ability to inspire students to high levels of accomplishment. Improvement of engineering education through contributions of research, books or technical articles that have a lasting influence on engineering education. Administration of engineering schools that has led to definite and recognized improvements in the art of engineering education. Participation in the work of engineering and educational societies that has led to the improvement of engineering education. Achievements outside the field of teaching, such as personal professional development in industry, consulting work, inventions, government service, and so on. (Such achievements will be considered secondary in importance in selecting the recipient.)

The nomination form can be found in the link below (note that you must be an ASEE member to submit a nomination)

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are automatically transferred over for the next award cycle. If not selected, nominations can be re-submitted after one award cycle.

Showing 1 - 10 of 93 results

Year Winner Name
2020 Jennifer S. Curtis
2019 Vincent H. Poor
2018 Arvind Varma
2017 Not Presented
2016 David C. Munson
2015 Clive L. Dym
2014 Pablo G. Debenedetti
2013 Nicholas A. Peppas
2012 Lester A. Gerhardt
2011 Jean-Lou Chameau

Benjamin Garver Lamme Award

2021 winner:

Adam K. Fontecchio

Adam Fontecchio, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University, earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in physics from Brown University. Since starting at Drexel, he has held a number of leadership positions during his 19-year career, including serving as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, founding vice-dean of Drexel’s Graduate College, and founding co-director of the Expressive and Creative Innovative Technologies (ExCITe) Center. He currently serves as the founding director of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE). He has served on the leadership team of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a national consortium of higher education institutions focused on developing future faculty.

The author or co-author of more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, Fontecchio has given over 200 presentations and/or poster presentations from both research and educational initiatives and has been issued 17 patents. He is firmly committed to the synergies that exist between research, scholarship, and an impactful educational program to create better-prepared students, engaged and resourced faculty, and an adaptive, cutting-edge classroom.

Past Winners

Showing 1 - 10 of 93 results
Year Winner Name
2020 Jennifer S. Curtis
2019 Vincent H. Poor
2018 Arvind Varma
2017 Not Presented
2016 David C. Munson
2015 Clive L. Dym
2014 Pablo G. Debenedetti
2013 Nicholas A. Peppas
2012 Lester A. Gerhardt
2011 Jean-Lou Chameau