ASME Honorary Member
Honorary Membership is awarded for a lifetime of service to engineering or related fields–e.g. science, research, public service. This achievement is described as “distinguished service that contributes significantly to the attainment of the goals of the engineering profession.” Ranking closely with Honorary Membership is the ASME Medal which is awarded for “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.”
Honorary Membership was first awarded in 1880, the founding year of the Society.
Form of Award: A silver medal, a certificate, and a travel supplement not to exceed $750
Limitation(s): Candidates for Honorary Member must be corporate members of ASME. Up to five Honorary Members may be elected each year.
Limitation(s): Literature must be at least 5 years old
Professor J.N. Reddy received the ASME Honorary Membership in 2011.