Each year, Pi Tau Sigma and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers jointly offer three prestigious awards to recognize outstanding individuals for achievements in Mechanical Engineering. The winners for the 2018 awards are:

  • the Pi Tau Sigma  Gold Medal to be awarded to the young engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years of graduation:
     Dr. Nenad K. Miljkovic from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award  to honor engineering graduates who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering within ten to twenty years following graduation:
     Dr. Kripa K. Varanasi from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • the Charles Russ Richards Award was established as a joint award of Pi Tau Sigma and ASME to recognize outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering for twenty years or more following graduation: 
    Dr. Kon-Well Wang from the University of Michigan

The formal presentation of the three awards will take place at the Members and Students Luncheon, Sunday, November 11, 2018 during the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.