Early Career Award

Award Description and Purpose

ASPE benefits greatly from the infusion of energy and new ideas brought by members who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding technical contributions from this group and to encourage them to continue to be active in the Society.


Nominees for the ASPE Early Career Award must

  • Be an ASPE member in good standing for a minimum of three continuous years, including any years as a student member.
  • Be no more than 35 years of age, and no more than 10 years from their highest degree
  • Have made noteworthy and significant technical contributions to the art and practice of precision engineering and presented that work at one or more ASPE meetings.

Nomination Process

Each year, the ASPE Honors Committee will distribute a call for nominations to the members of the Society, providing instructions for completing and submitting the nomination form, along with the due date. Complete nominations include the completed Early Career Award Nomination Form, a current CV for the nominee, a description of the nominee’s noteworthy contributions to the art and practice of precision engineering and at least two letters of support from current ASPE members. Student members are not allowed to provide letters of support. Self-nominations are allowed.

Selection Process

The Honors Committee will review the completed nomination packets and submit award recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval. Award recipients will be announced at the ASPE Annual Meeting. Completed nomination packets must be submitted no later than April 26, 2024 to