ATMAE recognizes members with both Association-level and Division-level award programs for their contributions to ATMAE and the disciplines of technology, technology management, and applied engineering. Awards are issued annually and as appropriate. Below is a summary of the awards presented by the association annually along with past recipients.
ATMAE Senior Fellow
The ATMAE Senior Fellow Program was designed to assist the Board of Directors with additional expertise and manpower to carry out the association objectives. The program was implemented in 2016 and each appointee is charged with a specific area of expertise/mission by the board. ATMAE Senior Fellows are typically proven leaders within the Association, and work on behalf of the board.
Charles W. Keith Award
The Charles W. Keith Award is a special award named in honor of the man whose vision and action resulted in the foundation of the National Association of Industrial Technology, ATMAE's predecessor association. The award was established in 1986 by the President and Board of Trustees of NAIT to honor individuals who have significantly contributed their efforts over a period of time towards the development of the Association. The nominee must be one whose contributions to the organization have been consistently outstanding.
Dr. Alvin Rudisill Exemplary Service Award
The Exemplary Service Award was established in 1988 and was renamed the Dr. Alvin Rudisill Exemplary Service Award in 2002 in honor of Al Rudisill, NAIT's Executive Director for over twenty years prior to his retirement in 2002. Prior to 1987 this award was known as the President's award. The selection is made by the Board Chair and is presented on occasion to individuals deemed to have made exemplary contributions to the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.
ATMAE Leadership Service Award
The ATMAE Board occasionally recognizes ATMAE Leaders for their ongoing contributions to the Association and its programs.
ATMAE Board Chair Service Award
A Service Award is given each year to the Chair of the Board. We thank these members for their service as leaders of ATMAE and its predeccsor, NAIT.
Industry Innovation Award
The ATMAE Industry Innovation Award is intended to recognize entrepreneurs, the self-employed, and individuals in business, industry and/or the private sector who have created better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society.
Faculty Excellence Award
This award recognizes the superior performance and achievement of up to three ATMAE members from two-year institutions and up to three ATMAE members from four-year institutions, including graduate faculty. It is intended to epitomize those who have a demonstrated record of excellence and achievement in their professions.
Excellence for Women in Technology Award
This award recognizes the superior performance and achievement of a woman who has demonstrated notable leadership, superior achievement, influence in industry, and who has made a great impact in their field.
Early Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes the superior performance and achievement of recent Industrial Technology graduates who are members of ATMAE and who have demonstrated leadership and superior performance in business and industry.