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Clement J. Freund Award

Nomination Open: 11/29/2022

Nomination Deadline: 02/08/2023

Clement J. Freund (1895-1984) was one of the pioneers in the field of cooperative engineering education. He chaired an ASEE committee on the aims and ideals of cooperative engineering education, which produced the report entitled "The Cooperative System-A Manifesto." The report is still accepted as the official statement of the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division policy. The Clement J. Freund Award honors an individual in business, industry, government or education who has made a significant positive impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and engineering technology. This award is now offered every odd numbered calendar year. The Award: The awardee receives a $2,000 honorarium, reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the ASEE Annual Conference to receive the award, a plaque and a certificate of achievement. Established in 1979 by the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division of ASEE to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the award has been funded through an endowment provided by the following contributors: Caterpillar Tractor Company, Danly Machine Corporation, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Dow Chemical U.S.A., John Deere, Sundstrand Corporation and Union Carbide Corporation. Qualifications: Nominees need not have been directly involved in cooperative education but must have exerted a profound influence on the betterment of the movement. Cooperative education, as used in this text, refers only to programs in engineering and engineering technology that adhere to the criteria adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accomplishments may include, but are not restricted to the following: Long and dedicated service to the practice and philosophy of cooperative education and to students in the programs through administration, counseling and fostering of high quality cooperative programs as an employer or an academician. Initiation, promotion and support of an extensive, quality cooperative program in business, government, industry or education that clearly benefits engineering and engineering technology. Administration or executive support at the highest levels in business, industry, government or education of a cooperative program. Publication of recognized and widely distributed books or articles contributing to the understanding and growth of the concept of cooperative education as defined by the criteria adopted by ABET. Exertion of influence on legislation at the national level which is clearly beneficial to cooperative education.

Qualifications: Nominees need not have been directly involved in cooperative education but must have exerted a profound influence on the betterment of the movement. Cooperative education, as used in this text, refers only to programs in engineering and engineering technology that adhere to the criteria adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accomplishments may include, but are not restricted to the following: Long and dedicated service to the practice and philosophy of cooperative education and to students in the programs through administration, counseling and fostering of high quality cooperative programs as an employer or an academician. Initiation, promotion and support of an extensive, quality cooperative program in business, government, industry or education that clearly benefits engineering and engineering technology. Administration or executive support at the highest levels in business, industry, government or education of a cooperative program. Publication of recognized and widely distributed books or articles contributing to the understanding and growth of the concept of cooperative education as defined by the criteria adopted by ABET. Exertion of influence on legislation at the national level which is clearly beneficial to cooperative education. Eligibility: Any person whose professional duties and accomplishments have furthered cooperative education programs in engineering or engineering technology is eligible for the award.

This Award is offered biennially in odd numbered calendar years.

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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Clement J. Freund Award

Nomination Open: 11/29/2022

Nomination Deadline: 02/08/2023

Clement J. Freund (1895-1984) was one of the pioneers in the field of cooperative engineering education. He chaired an ASEE committee on the aims and ideals of cooperative engineering education, which produced the report entitled "The Cooperative System-A Manifesto." The report is still accepted as the official statement of the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division policy. The Clement J. Freund Award honors an individual in business, industry, government or education who has made a significant positive impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and engineering technology. This award is now offered every odd numbered calendar year. The Award: The awardee receives a $2,000 honorarium, reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the ASEE Annual Conference to receive the award, a plaque and a certificate of achievement. Established in 1979 by the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division of ASEE to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the award has been funded through an endowment provided by the following contributors: Caterpillar Tractor Company, Danly Machine Corporation, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Dow Chemical U.S.A., John Deere, Sundstrand Corporation and Union Carbide Corporation. Qualifications: Nominees need not have been directly involved in cooperative education but must have exerted a profound influence on the betterment of the movement. Cooperative education, as used in this text, refers only to programs in engineering and engineering technology that adhere to the criteria adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accomplishments may include, but are not restricted to the following: Long and dedicated service to the practice and philosophy of cooperative education and to students in the programs through administration, counseling and fostering of high quality cooperative programs as an employer or an academician. Initiation, promotion and support of an extensive, quality cooperative program in business, government, industry or education that clearly benefits engineering and engineering technology. Administration or executive support at the highest levels in business, industry, government or education of a cooperative program. Publication of recognized and widely distributed books or articles contributing to the understanding and growth of the concept of cooperative education as defined by the criteria adopted by ABET. Exertion of influence on legislation at the national level which is clearly beneficial to cooperative education.

Qualifications: Nominees need not have been directly involved in cooperative education but must have exerted a profound influence on the betterment of the movement. Cooperative education, as used in this text, refers only to programs in engineering and engineering technology that adhere to the criteria adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accomplishments may include, but are not restricted to the following: Long and dedicated service to the practice and philosophy of cooperative education and to students in the programs through administration, counseling and fostering of high quality cooperative programs as an employer or an academician. Initiation, promotion and support of an extensive, quality cooperative program in business, government, industry or education that clearly benefits engineering and engineering technology. Administration or executive support at the highest levels in business, industry, government or education of a cooperative program. Publication of recognized and widely distributed books or articles contributing to the understanding and growth of the concept of cooperative education as defined by the criteria adopted by ABET. Exertion of influence on legislation at the national level which is clearly beneficial to cooperative education. Eligibility: Any person whose professional duties and accomplishments have furthered cooperative education programs in engineering or engineering technology is eligible for the award.

This Award is offered biennially in odd numbered calendar years.

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
2019 Patricia D. Bazrod
2018 Not Presented
2017 Not Presented
2016 Not Presented
2015 William D. Taylor
2014 Not Presented
2013 Kenneth C. Porteous
2011 Helen C. Oloroso
2010 Not Presented
2009 Brenda J. LeMaster

Clement J. Freund Award

2020 winner:

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Past Winners

Showing 1 - 10 of 40 results
Year Winner Name
2019 Patricia D. Bazrod
2018 Not Presented
2017 Not Presented
2016 Not Presented
2015 William D. Taylor
2014 Not Presented
2013 Kenneth C. Porteous
2011 Helen C. Oloroso
2010 Not Presented
2009 Brenda J. LeMaster