Pi Tau Sigma , the International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), each year, jointly offer three prestigious awards to recognize outstanding individuals for achievements in Mechanical Engineering. These awards are the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award, the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, and the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award. This year, for the first time, these three awards will be presented at the 2020 International Convention of Pi Tau Sigma at RIT, in Rochester, NY on Saturday, February 1st, 2020.
GOLD MEDAL AWARD
In 1938, Pi Tau Sigma and ASME established 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.
2019 Awardee: Dr. Jesse Capecelatro, University of Michigan.
GUSTUS L. LARSON MEMORIAL AWARD
In 1973, Pi Tau Sigma and ASME established 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
2019.Awardee: Dr. Yong Zhu, North Carolina State University.
CHARLES RUSS RICHARDS MEMORIAL AWARD
In 1944, 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.
2019 Awardee: Dr. Pradeep Sharma, University of Houston.