33rd Annual Meeting
Sunday – Friday, November 4 – November 9, 2018
Red Rock Casino • Resort • Spa
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Kate M. Medicus, Ruda Cardinal, Inc.
Awards & Scholarships
Lifetime Achievement Award
John C. Ziegert, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Dr. John Ziegert earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, an M.S. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. He joined the University of Florida faculty in 1990, and was appointed to the Newton C. Ebaugh Chair in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. In 2006, he joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Clemson University where he held the Timken Chair in Design. In 2011, he joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a Fellow of SME and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, past-President of the American Society for Precision Engineering, and served as Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering: Journal of the Joint Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, from 2006 to 2015. In 2009, he received the Arnold O. Beckman Founders Award from the Instrument Society of America., and in 2017 he received the SME Frederick W. Taylor Manufacturing Research Medal.
Graham J. Siddall Student Scholarship
ASPE is pleased to be able to award the first Graham Siddall Student Scholarship to Martin J. Ward at The University of Texas at Austin (Advisor: Michael A. Cullinan).
With a 10-year student endowment, Graham Siddall will recognize a student scholar in the field of precision engineering. This prestigious award is valued at $2,500 and will support the student winner in the form of waived conference and tutorial fees and a stipend to cover the travel costs to the 33rd Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Graham Siddall received his BS degree in Production Engineering and Management with First Class honors from the University of Nottingham in England. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Philosophy (Physics) in 1971 and 1975, respectively, working under the guidance of Professor R.V. Jones at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. More on Dr. Siddall>>
ASPE Student Scholarships
The winners of the 2018 ASPE Student Scholarships are Kumar Arumugam, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Advisor: Stuart T. Smith) and Liam G. Connolly, The University of Texas at Austin (Advisor: Michael A. Cullinan). This award is valued at $2,155 and will support the student winner in the form of waived conference and tutorial fees and a stipend to cover the travel costs to the 33rd Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.