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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

(2019): Denise Boxill, The Island Architect, Inc. and Jeanne-Marie Lawrence, East Carolina University, "Synergies and Conflicts Between Sustainability and Resilience in Residential Home Construction in Hurricane Zones"

(2018): Kristina Lawyer, Kara Harris and Edie Wittenmyer, Indiana State University,"Destination Success: Student Success in Female STEM Students"

(2017): Dr. Yi-hsiang Chang, Illinois State University, "A Microsoft Kinect-based Gesture System to Enhance 3D Visual Communication in Virtual Collaboration"

(2016): Dr. Aleksandr Sergeyev, Michigan Technology University, Dr. Nasser Alaraje, Michigan Technological University and Dr. Scott Kuhl, Michigan Technological University, "Filling the Gap between Industry and Academia: Teaching Critical Skills in Automation and Control using Developed, Open-Source Programmable Logic Controller Software"

(2015):Mr. Charles M. “Matt” Watson, Link-Belt Construction Equipment and Dr. Nilesh Joshi, Morehead State University, "Design Refinement by Iterative Virtual Experimentation (DRIVE): A Methodology for Solving Engineering Problems"

(2014): Dr. Mark Doggett, Western Kentucky University and Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Western Kentucky University, Perceptions of Manufacturing Management Knowledge and the Four Pillars Topical Track: Manufacturing

(2013): Ms. Shahnaz Ali and Miss Morgan Armistead, Western Kentucky University, An Investigative Study of Rapid Prototyping and Traditional Model Building in the Architectural Design Studio"

(2012): Mr. Charles M. Watson, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., and Dr. Nilesh Joshi, Morehead State University, "Integrated CAD/CFD Analysis of HVAC Fresh Air Intake System Design of an On-Highway Crane"

(2011): Mr. Andrew C. Kellie, Murray State University, "Converting Legacy Maps into 3D Models"

(2010): Mr. Mike Peterson, College of the Redwoods,"Results, Findings, and Recommendations from a Needs Assessment Study Focusing on Niche Manufacturing Companies in a Rural Area with No Major Industrial Base"

(2009): Mr. John R. Patton, Indiana State University / Director of Construction, The Home Depot, Inc.,"Assessing the Impact of Waste on the Value Production Model in Construction" (at page 25)

(2008): Dr. Chad Laux, Purdue University - Anderson, Dr. Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University, and Ms. Gretchen Mosher, Iowa State University, "Using Quality Management Systems to Meet Food Traceability Requirements of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002"

(2007): Dr. R. Neal Callahan, Mr. Rathel R. Smith, and Dr. Martin Jones, Missouri State University,"Educating the Manufacturing Technologist: Current Trends and Gaps in Curricula"

(2006): Mr. Jim Gibson, Illinois Valley Community College, "Making Industry Meaningful in College for Technical Students"