Established in 1981 by CH2M Hill in memory of Fred Merryfield, this award recognizes an engineering educator for excellence in teaching of engineering design and acknowledges other significant contributions related to engineering design teaching.
The Award: The award recipient receives a $2,500 honorarium, a $500 stipend for travel to the ASEE Annual Conference and a commemorative plaque. In addition, the awardee's institutional department receives an award of $500.
Qualifications: Creativity and demonstrated excellence in the teaching of engineering design characterize the recipients of the Merryfield Award. Therefore, the award maintains the following qualifications:
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching engineering design and ability to inspire students to high levels of accomplishment.
- · Improvement in the resources and methodology for teaching engineering design. Evidence of such achievement would include published articles, textbooks, courses or curricula, laboratory development, case studies and other innovations.
- · Improvement of engineering design teaching through encouragement of colleagues; cooperation with industry and appropriate emphasis on societal concerns, professionalism and ethics.
- · Participation in the work of at least one professional/technical society to improve the teaching of engineering design.
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