The Biomedical Engineering Division of ASEE offers several awards in recognition of the work of its members.

Past winners of the below-named division awards can be found here (our web site) and here (ASEE web site).

For instructions on how to apply or nominate a colleague, see the official ASEE page, or contact our Awards Chair.

  1. The Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award
  2. The Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award
  3. The Best Paper Award
  4. The Best Poster Award
  5. The BED Travel Award

Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award

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. 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 $350.00.

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. Only faculty members who have no more than 5 years of teaching experience (by June 1 of the year in which the award is given) 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.

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper presented in a session sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Division during the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition and published in the Annual Conference & Exposition proceedings.  The award consists of $200 and a plaque, which is presented to the author(s) at the Biomedical Engineering Division’s Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference & Exposition in which the paper is presented. The award is based on the extent to which the paper advances knowledge or creative practice in the field of Biomedical Engineering Education, the utility of information to a wide range of Biomedical Engineering Educators, and the clarity of writing, originality, innovation, and documented results.

Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award is presented annually and recognizes the best poster in a session of the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition that is sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Division. Posters are typically Work-in-Progress submissions to the Annual Conference. If the winner submits a full paper on the same topic to the Biomedical Engineering Division of the ASEE Annual Conference in the following two years, the winner will be reimbursed for the paper submission fee (~ $100).

BED Travel Award

The Biomedical Engineering Travel Award supports the development of talented engineering educators by introducing graduate students and postdoctoral associates to the biomedical engineering education research and scholarship community. There will be at most two grants of $500 per year to subsidize travel to the ASEE Annual Conference. Recipients will be recognized at the annual BED Awards Banquet.