Awards

The Division makes three awards each year:

  • Early Achievement in Education
  • Excellence in Teaching Materials and Methods
  • Best Paper

EARLY ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION

This award recognizes evidence of outstanding teaching performance and/or scholarly achievements in engineering education that occurs unusually early in a faculty member’s professional career.

Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty member (not yet awarded tenure) with not more than six years experience post-Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree), excluding post-doctoral work, in the field of biological and/or agricultural engineering. Recipient must be an ASEE member and a member of the BAE Division at the time the award is made at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Nature of Award: Recipient will receive full early-bird registration for the upcoming ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Recipient is also asked to give an invited lecture on her or his teaching methods, philosophy, and/or accomplishments in a BAE Division-sponsored session at the same meeting.

Click here for a complete description of this BAE award, including the nomination process.  Award nominations are due February 15 of each year.

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING MATERIALS AND METHODS AWARD

This award recognizes an individual or group of individuals in the development and dissemination of excellent teaching materials and methods in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The award consists of a $500 honorarium and an inscribed plaque, which are presented during the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Qualifications and Eligibility Requirements. Selection among individual or team nominees will be primarily based upon the quality and effectiveness of Biological and Agricultural Engineering instructional materials and methods. Additional factors that will be considered include: the scope of utilization of the nominees’ materials or methods, the accessibility of the materials to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Community, the innovative nature of the material or method, the nominees’ involvement in teaching Biological and Agricultural Engineering students, demonstrated scholarship of teaching, and ASEE membership.

Click here for a complete description of this BAE award, including nomination procedures. Award nominations are due February 15 of each year.

BEST PAPER AWARD

This award recognizes the best paper presented at an Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division sponsored session at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. The award consists of a $250 honorarium and a certificate, which are presented during the ASEE Annual Conference.

There is no application for this award.  All papers accepted for presentation at the ASEE Annual Conference are considered.