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Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education

Nomination Open: 11/15/2021

Nomination Deadline: 03/04/2022

Chester F. Carlson is noted for his invention of xerography, the process of dry copying using electrostatic charges to transfer printing halftones to paper. In 1944, he demonstrated his technique to Battelle Memorial Institute, which undertook the development of the process. Fifteen years later, the first office copier was introduced by Haloid Xerox. The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession. The Award: The award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.  

NOMINATION FORM

Nominees must demonstrate the ability to recognize the influence of a changing sociological and technological environment on academic customs. The nominee for this award will possess the following characteristics: Creative innovation--a single unique, significant contribution to engineering and engineering technology education carried to the stage of innovated action. Responsiveness to need--recognition of an educational need, plus design and implementation of a suitable response. Implementation of a concept--a clear statement of a rationale carried forward with integrity. External impact--influence extending beyond the home institution. Effectiveness in overcoming barriers--skill and persistence in causing change. Eligibility: Individual innovators in engineering or engineering technology education are eligible. The nomination form and supporting documents should clearly show the relationship of the nominee's innovative activity to engineering education.

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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Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education

Nomination Open: 11/15/2021

Nomination Deadline: 03/04/2022

2022 winner:

Lisa Benson is a Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, and the Editor of the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE). Her research focuses on the interactions between student motivation and their learning experiences. Her projects include studies of student perceptions, beliefs and attitudes towards becoming engineers and scientists, and their development of problem solving skills, self-regulated learning practices, and epistemic beliefs. Other projects in the Benson group involve students’ navigational capital and engineering education research scholars’ schema development through the peer review process. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in biomechanics and first year engineering, and graduate courses on pedagogy and student problem solving strategies. Dr. Benson has served on the JEE Editorial Board since 2014. As Editor, she established the JEE Mentored Reviewer Program which provides training and education programs for scholars who are new to the engineering education community to write constructive and timely peer reviews. She has developed and conducted dozens of workshops and panel sessions on inclusive academic publishing practices. Dr. Benson is an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow, a member of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Tau Beta Pi, and the 2018 recipient of the Clemson University Class of ’39 Award for Faculty Excellence. She earned a B.S. in Bioengineering (1978) from the University of Vermont, and M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (2002) in Bioengineering from Clemson University.

Chester F. Carlson is noted for his invention of xerography, the process of dry copying using electrostatic charges to transfer printing halftones to paper. In 1944, he demonstrated his technique to Battelle Memorial Institute, which undertook the development of the process. Fifteen years later, the first office copier was introduced by Haloid Xerox. The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession. The Award: The award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.  

NOMINATION FORM

Nominees must demonstrate the ability to recognize the influence of a changing sociological and technological environment on academic customs. The nominee for this award will possess the following characteristics: Creative innovation--a single unique, significant contribution to engineering and engineering technology education carried to the stage of innovated action. Responsiveness to need--recognition of an educational need, plus design and implementation of a suitable response. Implementation of a concept--a clear statement of a rationale carried forward with integrity. External impact--influence extending beyond the home institution. Effectiveness in overcoming barriers--skill and persistence in causing change. Eligibility: Individual innovators in engineering or engineering technology education are eligible. The nomination form and supporting documents should clearly show the relationship of the nominee's innovative activity to engineering education.

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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Year Winner Name
2021 Tracy Anne Hammond
2020 Not Presented
2019 Matthew Ohland
2018 MaryBeth Lima
2017 Not Presented
2016 Not Presented
2015 Barbara A Oakley
2013 Timothy J Anderson
2012 William C. Oakes
2011 Granger Morgan

Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education

2022 winner:

Lisa C. Benson

Lisa Benson is a Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, and the Editor of the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE). Her research focuses on the interactions between student motivation and their learning experiences. Her projects include studies of student perceptions, beliefs and attitudes towards becoming engineers and scientists, and their development of problem solving skills, self-regulated learning practices, and epistemic beliefs. Other projects in the Benson group involve students’ navigational capital and engineering education research scholars’ schema development through the peer review process. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in biomechanics and first year engineering, and graduate courses on pedagogy and student problem solving strategies. Dr. Benson has served on the JEE Editorial Board since 2014. As Editor, she established the JEE Mentored Reviewer Program which provides training and education programs for scholars who are new to the engineering education community to write constructive and timely peer reviews. She has developed and conducted dozens of workshops and panel sessions on inclusive academic publishing practices. Dr. Benson is an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow, a member of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Tau Beta Pi, and the 2018 recipient of the Clemson University Class of ’39 Award for Faculty Excellence. She earned a B.S. in Bioengineering (1978) from the University of Vermont, and M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (2002) in Bioengineering from Clemson University.

Past Winners

Showing 1 - 10 of 45 results
Year Winner Name
2021 Tracy Anne Hammond
2020 Not Presented
2019 Matthew Ohland
2018 MaryBeth Lima
2017 Not Presented
2016 Not Presented
2015 Barbara A Oakley
2013 Timothy J Anderson
2012 William C. Oakes
2011 Granger Morgan