Call for nominations for BED awards

Each year, the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) of the ASEE grants several awards at the annual ASEE conference, including the Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award and the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award.

Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award

The Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) of ASEE annually awards The Theo Pilkington Outstanding Educator award. This award is conferred by the division for significant contributions to biomedical engineering education as evidenced by the development of successful undergraduate or graduate level programs, curricula, publications as well as by membership and activities in ASEE/BED and other biomedical engineering organizations. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a check for $350.  This award recognizes the contribution of Theo C. Pilkington as a true pioneer in Biomedical Engineering who contributed significantly to the advancement of Biomedical Engineering Education.

Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award

This award is conferred by the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) to recognize contributions in the field of biomedical engineering education by new faculty members as evidenced by innovative teaching materials, curricula, textbooks and/or professional papers and by activity in ASEE/BED and/or other biomedical engineering organizations. Awardees must have a primary educational role in biomedical engineering, either through a dedicated BME/Bioengineering program or through a related engineering program. Faculty members who have no more than 5 years (by June 1 of the year in which the award is given) of teaching experience with primary course responsibility at the university/college or community college level are eligible for this award. The award consists of $350 and a commemorative plaque.

The Awards Committee is again soliciting nominations for these two awards.  Note that all award winners must attend the Awards Banquet held during the ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa, FL. This year’s Awards Banquet will be held on Monday June 17, 2019 at 7 pm.  Before nominating an individual, please ensure that they will be able to attend this event.  For detailed nomination instructions and forms, please visit the following links:


  1. On or before January 15, 2019: Signify your intenttonominate by filling out the brief form at this link:

  1. On or before February 15, 2019: Submit a complete nomination package (additional information will be sent tonominators).

If you have any questions, please contact the BED Awards Chair at or: