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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.

Outstanding Student Chapter Award

ATMAE's Student Division recognizes the achievements of the ATMAE Student Chapters with an Outstanding ATMAE Student Chapter award awarded annually. Outstanding Student Chapters are recognized based on their exceptional efforts to engage ATMAE, their college, and their community. Exemplary ATMAE Student Chapters provide development opportunities that support student academic and professional growth through the realization of the ATMAE mission. 

Iowa State University    2018 Jackson State University
2010 
East Carolina University   2017 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
2009
The University of Texas at Tyler   2016 University of North Dakota 
2007
The University of Texas at Tyler    2015 University of North Dakota 
2006
Jackson State University   2014 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 
2004
University of Texas at Tyler  2013 Iowa State University 2003
University of Texas at Tyler   2012 University of North Dakota  2002
University of Texas at Tyler   2011 Millersville University of Pennsylvania  2001
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Stephen Harris Robotics Cup Winning Teams
This award is presented to the team that wins first place in the annual ATMAE Student Robotics Competition.
 
Iowa State University  2018  Millersville University of Pennsylvania  2010
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale  2017  Mississippi State University  2009
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale  2016  Mississippi State University  2008
Millersville University of Pennsylvania  2015  Morehead State University  2007
University of Northern Iowa  2014  Missouri State University  2006
Millersville University of Pennsylvania  2013  Spoon River Community College  2005
Jacksonville State University  2012  Spoon River Community College  2004
University of Northern Iowa  2011  The University of North Dakota  2003
     Iowa State University  2002

Student Scholarships

Dr. Clois E. Kicklighter Doctoral Student Scholarship Award Program

In memorial of Dr. Clois Kicklighter 

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ATMAE established the "Dr. Clois E. Kicklighter Doctoral Student Scholarship Award Program" in 2003. The program was named after Dr. Clois E. Kicklighter in recognition of his significant contributions to ATMAE and to the discipline of Industrial Technology. The program was endowed by a generous gift from Dr. Kicklighter and provides $2,500 scholarship awards for applicants planning for a career in Technology, Applied Technology, Engineering Technology, or a Technology Related Discipline and have been accepted in a doctoral level program designed to prepare for that career. Scholarships are awarded when interest on the endowment reaches $2500. Scholarships are awarded at the ATMAE annual conference.

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Kate & Cliff Strandberg Masters Student Scholarship Award Program

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ATMAE established the "Kate and Cliff Strandberg Masters Student Scholarship Award Program" in 2006. The program was established and named by Dr. Eugene Strandberg in memory of his parents Kate and Cliff. The program was endowed by a generous gift from Dr. Strandberg and provides $1,000 scholarship awards for applicants planning for a career in Technology and been accepted or currently enrolled and attending a masters level program designed to prepare for that career. Scholarships are awarded when the endowment exceeds $20,000. Scholarships are awarded at the ATMAE annual conference.

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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Best ATMAE Conference Proceedings Paper

The Board established the Best Conference Paper award in 2006 to honor the authors of the Best Conference Proceedings Paper of the Annual Conference. Over 250 presentation proposals are submitted each year, and between 63% and 75% are accepted. From those presentation proposals that are accepted, about 1/3 are submitted as full papers each year. A maximum of 50% of paper submissions may be accepted. From the accepted papers, the peer-review team of Board members selects one paper and its authors for recognition through this highly competitive award.

Past "Best Paper" Awardees


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.

The award is administered by the Chair of the Board. It should be noted that this award is not a yearly award, but will be given only when an individual is judged by the current Chair of the Board and two past chairs to have displayed exemplary accomplishments toward the significant development of ATMAE over an appreciable period of time.

 Dr. Mark Miller 2017
 Dr. John R. Wright, Jr. 2013
 Dr. James Orr 2003
 Mr. John Reese 2002
 Dr. Everett N. Israel 1995
 Dr. Donald J. Betando 1994
 Dr. Clois Kicklighter 1993
 Dr. Clint A. Bertrand 1990
 Dr. Alvin E. Rudisill 1986

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. 

 
 Matthew Harvey  2017-18  Ed McGarry 1998-99 Dr. Orin Robinson 1983-84
 Dr. John Wyatt 2015-17 John Reese 1997-98 Dr. Alvin Rudisill 1981-83 
 Dr. William Hallock 2013-15 Dr. Raj Chowdhury 1996-97 Dr.Kenneth Winters 1980-81
 Dr. Lynda Kenney 2010-13 Dr. Dennis Depew 1995-96 Earl Mills 1978-80
 Mr. John Martini 2009-10  Dr. James Orr 1994-95  Dr. Kenneth Hansson 1977-78 
 Dr. Ivan Mosley, Sr. 2008-09  Dr. Douglas Pickle 1993-94  Dr. Adam Darm 1975-77
 Dr. John Wright, Jr. 2007-08  Dr. Patrick Miller 1992-93  Dr. Roger Hoover 1974-75
Kimberly Travers 2006-07  Dr. Larry Helsel 1991-92 Dr. George Brooker 1973-75
 Dr. Fred Walker 2005-06  Greg Schumm 1990-91  Dr. Leland Moore 1972-74
 Dr. Ahmad Zargari  2004-05  Dr. John Jenkins 1989-90 Dr. Glendon Arvin 1971-72
 Dr. William Brauer 2003-04  Dr. Clois Kicklighter 1988-89 Dr. Eugene Gardner 1970-71
 Dr. Niaz Latif 2002-03 Donald Betando 1987-88  Dr. Clint Bertrand 1969-70
 Dr. Mark Estepp 2001-02 Dr. Clois Kicklighter 1986-87  Dr. Raymond Keil 1968-69 
 Dr. Arthur Rosser 2000-01 Donald Betando 1985-86 Dr. Charles Keith 1967-68 
 Dr. Jerry Parish 1999-00  Dr. Lawrence Talbott 1984-85

ATMAE Leadership Service Awards

The ATMAE Board occasionally recognizes ATMAE leaders for their ongoing contributions to the Association and its programs. 

(2004-2008)     Dr. David Williams          Chair, NAIT Board of Accreditation

(1999-2007)     Dr. Dennis Field              Chair, NAIT Board of Accreditation

 

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.

2017     Dr. John R. Wright, Jr.       Senior Fellow for Engineering Technology

2016     Dr. Clayton R. Diez            Senior Fellow for History

 

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.

Dr. David W. Hoffa 2017  Dr. Jerry D. Parrish  1993 
Mr. Rick Coscarell 2012 Dr. Raymond L. Keil 1993
Dr. Charles Patrick 2008 Dr. Everett N. Israel 1992
Dr. Brad Lawson 2005 Dr. Kenneth S. Hansson 1991
Mr. Harold Finn 2003 Dr. R. Brad Lawson 1990
Dr. John Sutton 2003 Ms. Wendy Everett 1989
Dr. Niaz Latif 2002 Ms. Diane Dufek 1988
Mr. Dave Monforton 2002 Dr. Richard A. Kruppa 1987
Dr. James Orr 2000 Mr. Dave K. Gore 1986
Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough 1995 Dr. Clint A. Bertrand 1983
Dr. William G. Miller 1995 Dr. Raymond Keil 1983
Dr. Larry D. Helsel 1994 Dr. Alvin E. Rudisill 1979
Dr. Richard W. Barrow  1993 Mr. Paul Bush 1979