Paper Award


The Thomas C. Evans Engineering Education Paper Award is intended to recognize the author(s) of an outstanding engineering education-related paper (e.g., journal manuscript, conference paper, etc.).


The award is in the form of an award plaque presented during the Awards Ceremony at the ASEE Southeastern Section’s Annual Conference.


  • The author(s) must be members of ASEE’s Southeastern Section.
  • The author(s) must be able to attend the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference.
    • The author(s) are expected to present their work during lunch on Monday.
    • The award plaque is presented at the Awards Ceremony on Monday evening.


A colleague, department head, or student may nominate a paper for this award.


The Awards and Recognition Unit will evaluate engineering education-related papers from one of the following categories:

  • Papers published in refereed journals during the previous calendar year (2023).
  • Papers published in refereed conference proceedings during the previous calendar year (2023).


The nomination package should include a letter of submittal and a copy of the paper.


The nomination package should be submitted electronically as a single PDF (.pdf) or compressed file (.zip) to the Section’s Vice President for Awards and Recognition:

Beth Todd, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Alabama
Phone: (205) 799-6656


Nominations will be accepted through Monday, February 19th, 2024.

Past Award Winners

1998 — David C. Banks, Mississippi State University
1999 — Douglas Hirt, Clemson University
2000 — Raj Rajagopalan, University of Florida
2001 — Pedro E. Arce, Florida A&M-Florida State
2002 — Anna P. Phillips, University of Memphis and Scott A. Yost, University of Kentucky
2003 — Laura W. Lackey, Mercer University and W. Jack Lackey, Georgia Institute of Technology
2004 — Julie E. Sharp, Vanderbilt University
2005 — Kurt Gramoll, University of Oklahoma, Wes Hines, University of Tennessee, and Mary Kocak, Pellissippi State Technical Community College
2006 — Joseph J. Biernacki, Tennessee Technological University
2007 — Adrienne R. Minerick, Ebonye-Rosa T. Allen, and Bill B. Elmore
Mississippi State University
2008 — Pedro E. Arce, Tennessee Technological University, Mario Oyanader, and Stephen Whittaker
2009 — Rebecca K. Toghiani, Adrienne R. Minerick, and Keisha Walters,
Mississippi State University
2010 — Julie Trenor, Clemson University
2011 — Melissa Dagley-Falls, Michael Georgiopoulos, and Cynthia Young,
University of Central Florida
2012 — Mary Katherine Watson, Caroline Noyes, and Michael Rodgers, Georgia Institute of Technology
2013 — Tanya Kunberger, Florida Gulf Coast University
2014 — Pedro E. Arce, J. Biernacki, J. Pascal and J. R. Sanders,
Tennessee Technological University
2016 — Anna Howard, North Carolina State University
2017 — Mary Katherine Watson, The Citadel
2018 — Courtney Faber and Lisa Benson, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2019 — Rachel McCord, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2020 — Simon Thomas Ghanat, The Citadel
2021 — Robby Sanders, Tennessee Tech University
2022 — Cecelia Wigal, University of Tennessee Chattanooga